Memphis Crawl was founded in July 2004 by lead vocalist and songwriter Matty O’Brien. Since their inception, they have been regarded as one of the best live acts around and have knocked audiences dead from NY to LA!! Memphis Crawl has shared the stage with Leon Russell, Silvertide and many more. Lead guitarist Bryan Stevens mixes Richards loose sense of rhythm with Hendrix’s face melting solos. Bassist Mad Freik moves like no other and lays down the funkiest bass lines ever! Drummer Mike Vincenti pounds the drums like a possessed John Bonham and Mitch Mitchell. Memphis Crawl is a sight to be seen and a sound to be reckoned with!
-Taken from Reverbnation
Q: Your sound is so unique, so how would you describe your sound to a
first time listener?
Memphis Crawl: SOULFUL HEAVY BLUESY ROCK N ROLL
Q: Memphis is such a fascinating city. I mean, you can go on Beale Street any night of the week and every bar and restaurant that’s open will be
hosting live, local music. So, clearly it still is about music in Memphis. But being from New York, where there is plenty of new music surfacing, what is it about Memphis for you guys that makes it so special it becomes part of the band name?
Memphis Crawl: WELL I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AMAZED AT ALL OF THE GOOD ROCK N ROLL THAT STARTED IN MEMPHIS AND SO
MANY OF THE INFLUENTIAL PLAYERS THAT STARTED IT ALL CAME FROM MEMPHIS.
Q: 2011 has been a big year for the band! What would you say have been some of the most unforgettable moments (performances, events, realizations, etc.) that have happened in the past few months for you?
Memphis Crawl: THE BEST PART HAS HANDS DOWN BEEN THE RESPONSE TO OUR DEBUT EP.WE’VE RECEIVED A TON OF GREAT REVIEWS FOR FANS AND CRITICS ALIKE.THAT IS A GREAT FEELING!!
Q: What does the rest of the year have in store for the band?
Memphis Crawl: RECORDING,TOURING AND WRITING NEW MATERIAL
Q: You’ve been cited as being one of the most exciting live acts around. How important to do you consider the live show yourselves? What do you
think it is about your sets that elevate them in total performance?
Memphis Crawl: OUR LIVE SHOWS ARE WHERE WE SHINE!!!-THEYRE ALWAYS WILD AND UNPREDICTABLE-ITS A TOTAL FREE EXPERIENCE.OUR MUSIC IS AL ABOUT REVOLUTION AND LETTING GO-WHEN WE GET ON A STAGE TOGETHER, THE EXCHANGE BETWEEN US AND THE AUDIENCE IS PURE MAGIC!!!!!
Q: Do you remember the first time you all performed live together? Care to relive the experience for us?
Memphis Crawl: I THINK IT WAS ST PATRICKS DAY IN NYC.WE KNEW INSTANTLY BY THE CROWDS RESPONSE THAT THIS BAND WAS GONNA BE EPIC!
Q: Your music certainly proves the rock’n'roll is alive and well, as many have said. But, do you think that you’re going that road alone in terms of other artists providing the same reassurance of rock’s survival? You know, what’s your take on modern music?
Memphis Crawl: MODERN MUSIC TO ME PERSONALLY IS KIND OF WEAK.I THINK THERE ARE A FEW BANDS OUT THERE WITH SOME SOUL-BUT FOR THE MOST PART MOST OF IT IS BUBBLE GUM OR ROBOT MUSIC-DONT GET ME WRONG I THINK IT COULD CHANGE AND I GUESS TIME WILL TELL-BUT TILL THEN WE’LL BE DOING ALL THAT WE CAN TO BRING SOME SOUL BACK TO MUSIC.
Q: You’re fans are known for being a bit wild. What, would you say, has been one of the strangest experiences you’ve had with a fan?
Memphis Crawl: OH MY GOD THERES TOO MANY TO SAY LOL…DO YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS?
Q: Now, our site is Pop Culture Madness, so is there any particular aspect that you love or hate? Anything you can’t get enough of? Anything you can’t get away from quick enough?
Memphis Crawl: I PERSONALLY AS A SINGER HATE STUFF LIKE AUTO TUNE…I MEAN I THINK TECHNOLOGY IS COOL BUT AT THE SAME TIME I THINK IT TAKES AWAY SOME OF THE HUMAN ELEMENT AND THE PRIMITIVE EMOTIONS THAT YOU CAN STIR UP WITH A STRAIGHT AHEAD NO BULLS**T SOUND
Q: If your debut EP “Falling Down Against the Sun” were the soundtrack to a film, what would that film be like?
Memphis Crawl: IT WOULD BE AN EPIC ROAD TRIP ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Q: What’s the best way for fans to stay up to date with you?
Memphis Crawl: PRETTY MUCH FACEBOOK,OUR .COM,MYSPACE ETC.
Q: Thanks so much for taking the time! Good luck with everything! Is there any final message you would like to share with your fans and the visitors of Pop Culture Madness?
Memphis Crawl: YES MEMPHIS CRAWL LOVES YOU ALL!!!!! AND WEaRetHEDruG!!!!!!!!!!!