Q and A with Mrs. SkanottoAugust 6, 2013
Mrs. Skannotto are some powerful veterans in rock music today. Having found the winning formula to keep their fans excited with their style of rock music that aims to keep the listener on their toes. The Rochester, NY based band is made up of vocalist Joe Harmon, guitarist Mike Frederick, trumpet player Justin Lloyd, Trombone player Evan Dobbins, bassist Dan Carter, and drummer Alex Bochetto. Take a look at what the band had to say when they talked with BareBones Ent.
BS: Mrs. Skannotto has been around for a while now. How long has it been?
MS: We started back in ’98. 15 years!
BS: What do you contribute your ability to stick around for so long to?
MS: Since it’s been 15 years, there has obviously been a lot of turnover with band members. Fresh minds keep the wheels turning on this bus.
BS: What do you think it is about your music that keeps fans excited about the band?
MS: Hooks and melodies!
BS: What bands have influenced the music that you make?
MS: It’s hard to nail it down to a few bands. All six of us have different musical backgrounds and tastes. We take all those influences, throw them in a pot, stir it up, and out comes Skannotto.
BS: What is your current musical guilty pleasure to listen to?
MS: Dub Trio
BS: Earlier this year you released All These Evolutions. How have fans responded to the new album?
MS: Some absolutely love it and some are disappointed it doesn’t sound like our last album. You be the judge! MrsSkannotto.bandcamp.com
BS: What has been your favorite song to play live off of the new album and why?
MS: “Just As Well”. It’s short, sweet, and kicks you in the face.
BS: You are currently on tour. What show has been the most memorable for you and why?
MS: Cambridge, MD at Leaky Pete’s. That town loves original live music! Packed house on a Monday. We will definitely be back.
BS: What has been the craziest moment you have ever had on tour?
MS: There are some things you don’t want put into print. I will give you some key words and you can make up your own story. Border Patrol, panties, girl fight, Carl’s Jr., and beer.
BS: This current tour ends at the end of July. If fans weren’t able to make it out to this one, when can they hope to see you on tour again?
MS: Fall tour is in the works. Keep in touch! MrsSka.com
BS: Anything else you would like to say to your fans?
MS: Stop bye and say Hi at shows or shoot us a message on line. We love meeting new fans!