LoveSick Radio (LSR) brings a distinctive blend of unapologetic rock guitar coupled with pop melodies and a little hip-hop swagger, creating a fresh sound all their own.
LSR has performed at some of the most buzzed about festivals and events such as NHL All-Star Game with Fall Out Boy and O.A.R.; the Changjiang International Music Festival in China, the Vans Warped Tour, and has shared the stage with the likes of the All-American Rejects, Bon Jovi, Dorothy, Bobaflex, Scott Weland of Stone Temple Pilots, Justin Bieber, Blue October, Kid Rock, ,Steel Panther , Three Days Grace, Hinder, Twenty One Pilots, Safety Suit, Paramore, Dead Sara and New Found Glory, to name a few. Additionally, between live shows and writing/recording, the band found time to bring their live energy stage show overseas for tours in China, Japan, South Korea & Singapore.
LSR has received multiple placements on several MTV shows (including a appearance on “My Super Sweet Sixteen”) and MTV2 featured the band as one of its “Bands on the Rise.”
Thanks to LoveSick Radio’s road work and live shows, the band boasts a strong, loyal fan base. The band recently began production on the their new record with guitarist David Harris co-producing with Joe Viers ( Twenty One Pilots, Bobaflex ) & producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Aerosmith) on new tracks.
David Harris – Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide, Acoustic, BK Vocals
Troy Brown – Lead Vocals
Glenn Viers – Bass Guitar
Matt Bores – Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, BK Vocals
Matt Seskevics – Drums, BK vocals
About The Band:
For any of our readers who are unfamiliar with yourself / yourselves tell us a little bit about your band / project.
David(guitarist): We are a rock n’ roll band plain & simple. Picture a punk rock Aerosmith then you would get an idea of what we sound like.
What was your earliest memory of music that peaked your interest?
Troy( singer) : Music peaked my interest from an early age…my parents always had music on but it was always country or top 40, so I think I kinda got tired of it a bit and discovered rock. My world really changed when I heard Nirvana’s “Nevermind”…i realize thats pretty cliche, but honestly…I just heard it and it sparked something in me.
Who was the first album / single you purchased?
David: The 1st cd I purchased as a kid was The Cult’s great hits record. The 1st records I stole from my mom was band of gypsies & Led Zeppelin’s physical graffiti
When did you first pick up your respective instrument / or start singing?
Troy: I was pretty young, like 5 or 6 and remember using the fireplace ledge as a stage to perform for my parents and their friends. My brother was a little older so I would sneak into his room when he was on a date or out with friends and started learning to play on his guitar. No lessons, just kept moving my fingers until i strummed and it sounded good. It wasn’t until way later that I even knew what chords I was playing…i just strummed things that sounded good and wrote and sang over them.
What route did you take with your music / instrument / lessons / music school / self-taught and any fond memories of that journey?
David: I’m self taught. I use to, & still do really,spend hours watching bootlegs of zeppelin, Aerosmith, Sex Pistols & Hendrix studying their every move on the guitar.
Who were your hero’s as a young musician that inspired and pushed you to want to be a musician too?
Troy: def had the obvious hero’s, like The Beatles and Stones, but personally there was something special about Tom Petty…for me its always been about writing a great song, and to this day I feel he is still one of the best.
Is there one particular album or song that gave you a “Eureka” moment from your youth that made you want to be a musician?
David: I had four…
Sex Pistols- never mind the bollock
Led Zeppelin- Physical graffiti
Jimi Hendrix band of gypsies
I’m fact they still give me that same feeling every time I hear them.
What was the best gig you’ve ever attended?
Troy: Man, best gig attended is so hard because I love so many bands for different reasons, so I will be tricky and give best gig I’ve played…first time we played China…mind blown!
Do you have any musical guilty pleasures?
David: not really. I listen to everything & if I like it I’m not ashamed of it.
So any new music in the works currently or just released?
Troy: We absolutely are working on new music, and with this band that pretty much never stops. We’ve kind of gone in the direction a lot of bands have and started releasing singles every few months rather than stock pile for an album. Think it keeps things fresh and honestly allows the individual songs to get a little more attention.
Where and when did you record it?
David: We are track our new songs at sonic lounge in Columbus ohio. We are also going to work with Warren Huart ( Aerosmith, Korn) in L.A. again.
How does the song writing process generally work for you?
Troy: While it may vary slightly, for the most part the music is written by our guitarist Dave who stock piles riffs and demos, and then sends off to me. From there I live with it and see what inspires me. I like to go for drives alone and just spit out tons of ideas into my voice memo. After I feel I have something I like, I will head to my home studio to demo different melodies and finalize lyrics…after that I’ll either send it to the guys or show up at practice to get feedback. From there, the rest of the band fine tunes everything and its rinse and repeat.
What route have you taken to build up and establish a fan base locally & beyond your local area?
David: the tried & true way… playing shows & word of mouth. We want to learn earn every fan we have. We don’t take it for granted. Plus the normal social media things all bands do.
What is the music scene like locally to you and where do you fit in?
Troy: The local music scene is always evolving and changing. It has seen its fair share of changes over the years…for years cover bands dominated , but I feel like original bands are crushing it right now. Styles are all over the place from super heavy and modern to very folk and acoustic. Where do we fit in? Haha…anywhere. If there is a stage and a crowd, we make it work.
Do you feel there are enough venues around you to help promote and establish up and coming bands like yourself?
David: depends on the city really. Some towns are just better for live music then others. We can’t thank the venues enough that take a chances on us & let us build a crowd in their venue.
What would you like to see ideally to help hard working bands / artists get better exposure and opportunities to make a living form their craft?
Troy: obviously i’d like to see revenue sharing from streaming be a bit more artist friendly, but also stop forcing bands from having to “buy on” or pay to play”.
What is the best piece of advice you have received on your journey thus far?
David: David Bryan of Bon Jovi told us this piece of advice… “ don’t suck”. Words to live by!
What would you say has been the biggest lesson you have learnt on your journey to date?
Troy: the biggest lesson to date is….respect. Respect your craft, respect your band mates, respect the clubs and sound guys that bring you in, and respect the fans that come to see you…put good out and good will come back.
With the music industry always constantly changing – how have you had to adapt to the ever-changing landscape?
As far as a changing music industry, The key is to adapt as fast as you can…always be on the look out for where things are headed and try to stay a step ahead and not a step behind.
Does the introduction of New Technology / Digital Age / Social Media etc enhance your life as a musician or do you feel it can be more of a hindrance?
David: you just have to do everything you can for better or worse. Sometimes you just want to worry about writing & playing music but technology has opened up a great way to share what you love to do with the fans! & that makes it all worth it.
So moving forward what’s next for you?
Troy: The future is pretty simple, more music, more shows. Grinding it out and building relationships
How do you see the evolution of the band?
David: We just follow where the music takes us. We are just riding that wave wherever it takes us is part of the journey.
Do you have any short-term or long-term goals in mind?
Troy: Short term goals are just to continue to get better. Long term you just hope you can make a living doing what you love.
If you could tour with any band or artists who would that be?
David: for me that answer will always start with Aerosmith! But I have a least of about 47 bands I could put down as well!
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