An Interview With Tennessee Rockers, BEHOLD THE BRAVE!
Posted On 18 Aug 2015
Tag: All Access, All Access Music Group, Archie Bell, Artist Interview, Audiotree, Batchi, Behold The Brave, Bela Bartok String Quartet, Beyonce, Biggie, Chattanooga, Chrome Pony, Clayton Davis, D'Angelo, DC Talk, Flint Eastwood, Frank Sinatra, Ground Floor Artist Managment, Jack Johnson, James Brown, Jeremiah Thompson, Joel Parks, Kimbra, Led Zeppelin, Sierra, Swoon, Tennessee, The Beatles, The Drells, The Gills, Zack Randolph
Clayton Davis, Joel Parks, Zack Randolph and Jeremiah Thompson make up the band Behold The Brave. Based in TN, these guys create “music that guides you
down an energetic yet relaxing wave of noise; music that evokes a brave & creative new perspective on life.”
Learn more about Behold The Brave in the following All Access interview:
What else do you guys have on tap the rest of the day?
Well, today I did a bit of laundry, went to thrift store picked up some new clubs (golf clubs) then I proceeded to hit the Racquet ball with my new clubs to Batchi (Jeremiah’s Dog). All the while I was enjoying some jams from Archie Bell and The Drells and soaking up some vitamin D. Later I will be headed to work….borrring.
Can you remember first starting this group back in college? How did you all know that you could do this? Where did you come up with your band name?
Yeah, we were young and alive. At the time we just wanted to write songs and play shows. Don’t get me wrong, we all wanted to ride the wave, but it just never crossed our minds. We just started doing and realized, shit maybe we can do this.
We decided on Behold The Brave pretty early in our formation. It was one of those things that kinda stuck. I mean as time goes on, it gains meaning in different ways, but I would say it is open for interpretation from anyone or any walk of life.
How has being from TN influenced the band’s sound and overall style?
Southern by the grace of God. We love it in the south, we love the mountains, the food, the people, and for the most part, the culture. I grew up swimming in creeks, hiking, and being adventurous. We all did. That sense of adventure carries over into every area of our lives, especially music.
Can you talk about your session at the music company, Audiotree that you just did? What was that experience like for the group?
Audiotree was amazing. If you ever have the chance, do it. Some of the nicest coolest people we have ever met. They gave us free beer, some shirts, we shot the shit, joked around, it was great. Not to mention the insane professionalism and quality of their work.
I would say the most difficult part of Audiotree was not looking at the 6 cameras moving around in your face.
What’s been a favorite show of yours? What do you think makes an ideal gig? Got any upcoming shows that you are looking forward to playing at? What’s been a crazy fan experience?
Add screeching guitars, dope ass drum beats, and a bass line that would soak any panties, along with a large crowd of people drunk on high quality, high gravity beer… you’ve got the recipe for shutting down your favorite brewery.
Our favorite shows are our hometown shows that are sold out every time we play…Chattanooga is a beast!
What bands have consistently inspired you and the band?
D’Angelo, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, DC Talk, Beyonce’, Sierra, The Gills, Chrome Pony, Swoon, Biggie, Kimbra, Frank Sinatra, Flint Eastwood, Bela Bartok String Quartet and Jack Johnson of course.
Who would you guys love to work with in the future?
Anyone who is down for the cause and loves to jam.
Why is Ground Floor Artist Management a good fit for you and your music today?
Matt and Nate are our boyzzzzzz. Those homies are killing it. We are all on the same page and fortunately on the same crazy jouney together. They are the river guides on these class 6 rapids, we call the music industry….Plus, Matt is a handsome handsome man who is extremely in shape (he paid us to write that)!
What do you hope people take away from listening to your music? Do you hope it gives off a particular message?
I hope it empowers them to jump off a cliff…into a beautiful body of water; causing them to question what they have been doing with their lives.
Our music isn’t the bible, the koran, or tao de ching; it’s just jams, get into it or just get into it.