The following is a mini interview of generic questions that we posed to all bands that wanted to answer:
Look Right Penny - Ghaith Khder
1. How did you get your band name?
When you look at change, all the presidents on the coins look to the left. On the penny however, Abe looks right. Why we chose that as a band name, no one knows.
2. How did this band get started?
We used to be a prog metal band that was playing the tampa market (Chaos arcade). We soon started to realize that the metal/hardcore market had become over saturated. with this in mind, we took a hiatus, and regrouped with 3 new members. one of which, a female singer.
We got our first show at bourbon street in new port richey with not tonight josephine. Being the nice guys that they are, they asked us to play with them at their CD release show, and our popularity amongst the local circuit exploded. Now we are featured on 97x's next big thing 09 local band search, and the local motion.
3. What bands are you influenced by?
There's an interesting pull in our band when it comes to our influences. Our guitarists and I have a very progressive background, with bands like Dream theater, Between the buried and me, protest the hero, Ect. And our singer, has a very pop oriented list of influences, Katy perry, lady gaga, Regina Spektor and so on.
4. If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would it be and why?
We would love to tour with bands like Killswitch engage, protest the hero, I am abomination, Or any bands that have that have a similar fan base demographic.
5. If you were a furry, what animal would you be? Why that animal?
Platypus. Doesn't even need an explanation.
6. Why should people listen to your band?
Because it's just genuine, good music. It's got everything from melodic guitar riffs, catchy melodies, awesome drumming, EPIC BREAKDOWNS, and so much more!
7. If you were chosen to be in Guitar Hero/Rock Band, what song would you want in the game? How hard do you think it would be to five-star on expert?
Explora dora. It's my personal favorite song we play, and it has some of the more difficult parts in it.
8. If you won a Grammy, who would you thank?
Our fans, all the bands we've played with, and kanye west. hahaaa
9. If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
Though it's a very tough industry to make it in, the music industry is a time tested, well oiled machine. changing any of it would offset the very balance of it.
10. Memorable tour experience?
we haven't toured yet unfortunately.
11. What does AP.net mean to you?
All things music. Everyone who is a music fan would enjoy this site.
12. What is your favorite song to play?
Either Explora dora, or Mojo jojo.
13. What is your vacation spot of choice?
The International house of pancakes. woah I'm hungry.
14. What music reminds you of your childhood?
3 doors down, linkin park, papa roach, any of that music we used to rock in 5th grade.
15. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
Fly! because then we wouldn't need a van!
16. Do you feel that your band has "made it"?
Well truthfully, I think we're doing very well for not having a CD, or merch. Though we haven't "made it", I believe we're well on our way.
17. What is something that most fans don't know about you?
Why 75% of our band plays barefoot all the time.
18. What's your favorite holiday?
Halloween. Lots of fun shows around that time.
19. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Just hanging out with people, going to fun places. keepin' it real n' such.
20. What kind of hidden talents do you have?
Helicopter repair and maintenance.