Q & A With Shattered Guitarist, Jay Wells

Q & A With Shattered Guitarist, Jay Wells

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?
Jay: we are in the process of writing a new album

 

XS ROCK: So how long has the band been together?

Jay: the band has been around for years I’ve been with the band about 6 months

 

XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for originally starting or being in a band?

Jay: I love heavy music

 

XS ROCK: What is your music background?

Jay: I’ve been playing guitar since I was 11

 

XS ROCK: What image do you think your music conveys?

Jay: dark and brutal

 

XS ROCK: What are your current music career goals?

Jay: get out there and play and have as much fun as we can

 

XS ROCK: Which do you prefer? Writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?

Jay: I like both

 

XS ROCK: What are your songs’ lyrics about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Jay: it’s different for everyone…we all take a different meaning away from it

 

XS ROCK: What is the single most important thing to you as a musician?

Jay: never stop playing

 

 

XS ROCK: What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?

Jay: just to drink more.lol

 

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

Jay: yes

 

XS ROCK: What advice do you have for new bands trying to get started?

Jay: don’t stop keep going

 

XS ROCK: What are your favorite tracks to play live?

Jay: skinwalker and stitched shut

 

XS ROCK: Which band or artist inspired you to perform? Why?

Jay: so many I would say, slayer

 

XS ROCK: If you could design a dream tour for your band, who would be on the bill?

Jay: Cannibal Corpse,  Testament

 

XS ROCK: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?

Jay: getting on stage for the first time

 

XS ROCK: If you weren’t performing in a band what kind of career do you think you would have?

Jay: I would still be working a 9 to 5 while making music in my home studio

 

XS ROCK: What type of equipment do you use for live shows?

Jay: I play Jackson king V with EMG pickups and use an EVH 5150 with matching cab

 

XS ROCK: What do you think of the current music scene?

Jay: It’s heavy with a lot of local bands killing it

 

XS ROCK: For anyone that doesn’t know you, what would they be surprised to know about you?

Jay: I like 80s music

 

XS ROCK: Is there anything that you’d like to promote or say to your fans out there?

Jay: look for our upcoming album skinwalkers out next year, and stay metal

 

XS ROCK: Thanks again for taking the time to talk with us at XS ROCK!

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