Q & A With Trout

Q & A With Trout

Q & A With Trout


XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?

Trout: We’re playing a pretty big local show here in Detroit with Chapstik in December 28th. They’ve been around for quite sometime but they also haven’t been together for years so this is a reunion show for them.


XS ROCK: How long has the band been together?

Trout: Our two year anniversary was a week ago on December 3rd.


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

Trout:It’s something I feel like we all have to do. Simply the best medicine for anything.


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

Trout: It really depends on where we are as a band. We’ve been slacking on the writing aspect lately but that’s okay because we have a new album out to promote. But to answer the question, both!


XS ROCK: Do you have any outrageous tour stories from the road?

Trout: We haven’t been out on the road yet but we’re getting ready to. We just bought our first tour vehicle.


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

Trout: We’ve gotten lots of requests to play all sorts of weird covers. Someone once asked us to cover freeze frame. We’re not going to do that.


XS ROCK: Were your parents supportive of your aspirations to play in a rock band?

Trout: Of course! We all come from musical families.


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

Trout: We have a lot of fun playing “Mean Woman Algonac Blues” it’s a long one, but the middle part is always Interesting to see what’s gonna happen because we sorta free form jam.


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

Trout: Speaking on behalf of the whole band, groups like Deep Purple, Taste, Blue Cheer, and The James Gang inspire the music we make.


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

Trout: This doesn’t make any sense, but it would be The Beatles, John Coltrane, and Black Sabbath


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

Trout:We just put out a full length album. This is something none of us have ever done before.


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

Trout: Well, all of us have careers. Kyle G and I (Peter) are both union masons and Kyle S just graduated College. It would be nice to have a career in music someday.


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

Peter: I switch back and fourth between a Gibson Les Paul and Gibson SG. My amp is a Peavey Classic 50 Head ran through a 2×12 Sunn cabinet. Kyle G: I have a newer Rickenbaker 4003 and I use a fender rumble 500 head ran through a 1970 Fender bassman cab and some times a 2×15 Sunn cab. Kyle S: I play a five piece Gretsch kit with Sabian cymbals and a DW 3000 kick pedal.


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

Trout: Here in Detroit, we are very fortunate to the point where sometimes it can feel unfortunate. But overall, lots of good bands.


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

Trout: They would probably be surprised to know we are all self taught musicians and the fact that we hardly ever practice!


XS ROCK: If someone had never heard you before, how would you describe your sound?

Trout: We do have that throwback 70s hard rock and blues sound. I fee like we do it justice and breath new life into an old craze.


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

Trout: Nothing that hasn’t been said on social media or by word of mouth. But to anyone new reading this, go on and check it out!


Band Members
Pete Geloso
Kyle Grawbarger
Kyle Shelest
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