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Interview With Jason From Dear Whoever By Chris
28/3/06

After revewing their ep Sound The Trumpet I knew they
were worth interviewing.
As I really dug their tunes and know they will go far with
it
So read on.

1. How did the band form?

Guitarist/Screamer Jason Garner started the band with
Singer Aiden Franklin, later they went through member
adjustments, and landed on the Quintet of Jason, Aiden, Sam
Snow on drums, Kenny Leake on bass, and Mark Woodbridge on
lead guitar/back up vocals.

2. Who were your idols growing up?

Probably Billy Idol, Prince and Flava Flav for sure

3. Who were your influences?

The Bled, Norma Jean, Hopesfall

4. Who would you most like to a split cd with?

Probably underoath they are doing the best in the similar
genre.

5. How did you get signed to Broken Line
Records?

They contacted us and things led to other things.

6. Has the Internet helped with your music?

Yes without it touring would not be as good.

7. Do you think tools like MySpace are useful?

Totally. It has changed music in a good way. You can get
your music out to so many more people so much easier.

8. Have you had much response about the EP?

Yah, we’ve sold over 1500 so far and these next couple
tours will definitely help.

9. If you could work with any one who would it
be?

Wiesner. He did Underoath’s and Lorene Drive’s last albums
and they turned out well.

10. Have you got any recordings in the
pipeline?

Yah, we have two demos already recorded that will probably
be on the full length album that we’re writing for at the
moment. We’ll probably also record a couple more here in
the next month or so.

11. Have you had much response from radio?

Not really. Haven’t had anything on the radio yet except
various colleges.

12. What inspired the artwork for the EP?

We liked what our graphic designer did and went with it.
lol

13. What has been your favourite gig to date?

Favourite tour date would definitely be the show we played
in Victorville, CA last tour with Lorene Drive, Aphasia and
Days Like These. It was a sold out show and we got a good
response from the crowd.

14. Have you had much support from radio?

Aside from announcing local shows in the Portland area, we
have not stepped that bridge yet.

15. If you could be on The Simpsons or Spongebob
Squarepants where would you be?

Simpsons for sure. We all grew up watching that show.

16. What is on your stereo at the moment?

Still Remains

17. What are some of your favorite musical
artists/bands?

Refused, Norma Jean, Hopesfall, Aphasia, Lorene Drive,
Every Time I Die, As I Lay Dying, The Bled still remains,
chasing victory,underoath.

18. What movies you have seen lately you have really
enjoyed?

Saw Failure to Launch last night and it was pretty funny,
but haven’t seen anything in that has broken the top ten
movie list in a while.

19 What are your favourite movies?

Casino, Goodfellas, Donny Brosco, you know the typical
mobster movies. Oh yah and the Notebook, that movie makes
me wanna fall in love.haha

20.Realty TV? Good Or Bad?

That’s a show to show basis. For example, Big Brother is no
good, but like The Flavor of Love, Flava Flav’s show is
pretty sweet.

21. Beer Of Choice?

Red Stripe

Thanks for your time… any last words?

Look out for our full length coming out fall of 06! See you
all on tour!

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