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1. How did you get your band name?
Harris Grade is the name of a dangerous road in our singer, Robyn's, hometown. A friend had died on the road, so the name is an homage to his friend.
2. How did this band get started?
Our guitarists, Caleb and Alex, started the band in 2006. Robyn, our singer, joined later that year. After some lineup changes in 2008, Jason and Greg joined to play bass and drums, respectively.
3. What bands are you influenced by?
Anberlin, Thrice, Paramore, Rise Against, Atreyu, The Beatles
4. If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson so we could learn to moonwalk from the master, Killswitch Engage because they put on an incredible live show every day, Anberlin and Story of the Year because their energy and sound is incredible live, and Refused because.. it's Refused.
5. If you were a furry, what animal would you be? Why that animal?
A jackalope. They're cute, cuddly and fierce.
6. Why should people listen to your band?
Our songs are positive, upbeat and fun. We put in hard work and it's for the fans. The lyrics have heart and hope, and we feel that our melodies are pretty catchy too.
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?
Wildfire. It's a catchy song and it would be tough, but not impossible.
8. If you won a Grammy, who would you thank?
We'd thank the fans, anyone who stands behind us and our families and friends.
9. If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
More emphasis on substance, less on beats and mindless dance singles.
10. Memorable tour experience?
We played a show in Vegas and had an opportunity to play twice as long as we first expected to. Then after, we hit the casinos and won hundreds of dollars. It was great.
11. What does AP.net mean to you?
AP.net is our main source for music news and the place to break new bands
12. What is your favorite song to play?
City By Night
13. What is your vacation spot of choice?
Switzerland. It's beautiful there. It's not a place we go all the time or anything, but it's definitely a place to see at least once.
14. What music reminds you of your childhood?
Michael Jackson, Boston, Zeppelin, Guns N Roses
15. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
Spaghetti from the fingertips. Because ravioli would hurt.
16. Do you feel that your band has "made it"?
No. We've reached a lot of the goals that we've set for ourselves, but we have many more to go.
17. What is something that most fans don't know about you?
We all have the attention span of a goldfish. It took us about an hour and a half to complete these questions. Despite this, we've been able to accomplish all that we've wanted to.
18. What's your favorite holiday?
Christmas. We even made a video on our YouTube page to celebrate it..
19. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Hang out, make videos, play video games and bear fight.
20. What kind of hidden talents do you have?
Robyn can rap, Jason can moonwalk and Caleb can juggle.
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