Aerial Bionic Speaks to THG
June 2008 - Round 2008
It could've been a cover for an album, really...I look hot with these guys! --Marisa Bendett
(Trevor Yates - vocalist/bassist, left,.Gareth Thayer - bassist/drummer, right)
Marisa Bendett has an exclusive interview with SiMusic Records' hottest recording artists, Aerial Bionic, before their Ursha concert at the Ithaca Outdoor Concert Stage. *See the concert, HERE!
You, too, can download their music at Pennelson Inc., SiMusic Records!
And visit the band's website Here!
Marisa: I must say, you guys have really amped up your look since we last saw you at the Apple Festival in Apple Valley. What inspired this fantastic new look?!
AB: *both laugh* The album. (They said in unison.)
Trevor Yates: It's funny you say that...we get that question a lot since this tour started. Actually, it was the remix of "Mystical, XI, Free". That song just took on a life of its own! You can't sing and play that song in blue jeans.
Gareth Thayer: No way...man! *laughs* It's too mystical, dude. SumaSim was a monster on that track! He laid down some earth shattering lead guitar licks.
Marisa: Ursha, the album, has been steadily climbing the SiMCharts since it was released, you guys must really be proud!
Gareth: You know...we've got the Number One album in SimNation right now! It's incredible! I never could have imagined it two months ago. But after we hooked up with Fiorenza Pentragnani...
Marisa: She's the head of SiMusic Records, right?
Trevor: Right. She said we had to take "Mystical, Xi, Free" to another level and we worked out the remix that night and laid it down. The remix is what has put us on the map, singlehandedly!
Marisa: Something readers may not know...Trevor, you're from Apple Valley and Gareth, you're from New Eden. Most Sims assume you both hail from Apple Valley, but that's not so.
Well, here's the part of the interview where I want to ask both of you the same questions. I'm sure my readers are just as curious as I am.
How did you guys begin your journey to stardom?
Trevor: I actually was headed in the opposite direction and wanted to play classical music. I had to try out a new instrument for a class and fell in love with the guitar and bass. I never thought anything of it until my roommate suggested that I audition for a band with SiMusic. The rest is history.
Gareth: I started playing music when I was a teen, when I asked my parents for a bass guitar for my birthday. I liked it so much that I studied music in college, but I didn't know I would make a career of it until I answered an ad on the SUN boards from someone who was looking for members for another band that was just starting. I got the part and the rest is history.
Marisa: What is your most favorite thing to do?
Trevor: Besides play music? That's all I like to do, write songs and play music. I am trying to learn how to cook something besides mac and cheese.
Gareth: Besides the obvious, music, I like art. When I'm in New Eden, my sister is usually kind enough to let me mess around in her art studio. On tour I like to doodle when we're traveling between gigs. I also enjoy spending an evening with a few, good friends, going out to dinner or to a club to listen to music and just hanging out.
Marisa: After this tour, what's your next project going to be?
Trevor: Getting a permanent place to live! Right now we're living out of hotels and at least Gareth gets to crash on his sister's couch when he goes home, but I don't have that luxury and am crashing at various hotels. I would like to get an apartment or condo. We're also working on our next album and it should be almost ready to be shipped. We have a few more finishing touches to do on a few tracks, but it should be out soon.
Gareth: Finishing our next album and hopefully making plans for another tour in the future. Though, I wouldn't mind taking a little time off from traveling for awhile. I've started mentoring another young up and coming artist, from the teen band, Glitter, helping to give her advice on getting her career going in the business.
Marisa: Are either of you in a relationship or looking for love?
Trevor: I'm single and wouldn't mind a relationship. It takes a special sim to be in a relationship with a musician. There are the tours, long hours and crazy up and down of the business.
Gareth: I'm single. My last relationship ended just before we started Aerial Bionic, so I'm ready and open to looking for love again.
There you have it, ladies! Everything you wanted to know about these two sizzling rockers! We all look forward to the next album, as well!