Q & A With Greg Antine From Swim The Current

Q & A With Greg Antine From Swim The Current

Tri-State NJ – The project Swim the Current headed up by guitarist Greg Antine has released his next single “Temperature Maps”. This time the guest on Swim the Current’s release is vocalist Greg Christie who has played locally in the area off and on for several years. Greg’s vocal contribution has set a tone that continues to showcase what a project like Swim the Current can produce when musicians come together and meld their talents. “Temperature Maps” certainly is a leader in the realm of modern collaborations between well-respected musicians and long time friends.

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows, or announcements?
Greg Antine. I have 3 singles to be released with-in the up and coming months

XS ROCK: So how long has the band been together?
Greg Antine. I Formed Swim the Current about a year ago

XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for originally starting or being in a band?
Greg Antine: The Love of music is the Driving Force Behind my Motivation to Pursue Music

XS ROCK: What is your music background?
Greg Antine. Music is my inspiration. I’ve always played some type of instrument from a young age

XS ROCK: What image do you think your music conveys?
Greg Antine, Passion, Emotion and nothing technical

XS ROCK: What are your current music career goals?
Greg Antine, To write music for Movie Soundtracks

XS ROCK: Which do you prefer? Writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?
Greg Antine, I love to record, write and perform

XS ROCK: What are your songs’ lyrics about? (What specific themes do they cover?)
Greg Antine, Each Singer on every track Brings It Home.. I want them to Bring they’re Heart and Soul into the Music

XS ROCK: What is the single most important thing to you as a musician?
Greg Antine, Keep the song Emotional and Flow with the Dynamics

XS ROCK: Do you have any outrageous tour stories from the road? If so, please fill us in.
Greg Antine, None to Date

XS ROCK: What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?
Greg Antine, My fans are Great!! They Just Love the Emotion and Heart

XS ROCK: Are your friends and family supportive of your choice to play in a rock band?
Greg Antine, Yes

XS ROCK: What advice do you have for new bands trying to get started?
Greg Antine, Be You!! You will develop over time and Have Fun with Music

XS ROCK: What are your favorite tracks to play live?
Greg Antine, Every Swim the Current Track.. I want to touch Peoples Hearts

XS ROCK: Which band or artist inspired you to perform? Why?
Greg Antine, Deftones & Quicksand. Childhood Heroes. I Love their Music

XS ROCK: If you could design a dream tour for your band, who would be on the roster?
Greg Antine, Quicksand &, Deftones

XS ROCK: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?
Greg Antine, Putting together my solo project and recording an album with Corey Glover (Living Colour Vocalist)

XS ROCK: If you weren’t performing in a band what kind of career do you think you would have?
Greg Antine. My current job as a custodian

XS ROCK: What type of equipment do you use for live shows?
Greg Antine, Peavey 5150 and Gibson Guitars

XS ROCK: What do you think of the current music scene?
Greg Antine, It’s alive and well

XS ROCK: For anyone that doesn’t know you, what would they be surprised to know about you?
Greg Antine, I was struck by Lightning and survived

XS ROCK: Is there anything that you’d like to promote or say to your fans out there?
Greg Antine, Keep on supporting one another and remain positive


All instruments, recording, and production for “Temperature Maps” done by Greg Antine. Vocals performed by Greg Christie at his Farmhouse. Mastering Chris Black Second Sight Music Videos. Video by Chris Black and Joe Gregory of Second Sight Music Videos