I have a new original project as of this month that I am super excited about. The name of the band is Gravity Mine and we are a rock band based in San Jose, CA.
Bending Light and Reconstructing Reality
Gravity Mine, a San Jose based Rock band, is a new name in town however all of the players in the band are well-known on the local scene. With over a century of combined experience, the musicians making up Gravity Mine are the epitome of “seasoned”. And like any seasoned musical group, these guys are producing the tasty riffs and burning grooves listeners are hungry for.
Longtime friends finally get a band together
Longtime friends and occasional cover band cohorts, Andy King and Eddie Rockethead, are finally realizing a long held dream of writing and performing original music together. Tired of playing the same old covers for the same old people in the bars, Andy and Eddie played together in another original band that has since broken up. “Everyone around me knows I’ve been itching to do originals for years”, says Eddie, Lead Vocalist and second guitar for Gravity Mine. “The chance to play in an original band, putting my emotions into my music is light years away from singing Cameo or Sade songs; I have found my musical sweet spot.”
“Eddie and I have a special bond,” says Andy, drummer for Gravity Mine. “As a singer, he’s the best. Great tone, ideas, inflection, and he has a really great attitude – unlike the stereotypical singer image many of us had the ‘pleasure’ of working with!”
Craigslist Provides A Goldmine
Now in need of a guitarist and bassist, Andy and Eddie place ads on Craigslist. After months of weeding through hacks, flakes, druggies, losers, and jerks Craigslist provided two diamonds: Adam Green on guitar and Chris Pack on bass. Both of these guys were made for Gravity Mine; their musical interests, personality traits and love for loud music made them easy choices for new additions to the band.
Adam’s Les Paul is soaring counterpoint to Eddie’s Fender Stratocaster. “We put a lot of thought into our overall sound,” says Adam, lead guitar for Gravity Mine. “I spend a lot of time getting my tones and Eddie and I then work together to get his guitar and to blend into the music as inconspicuously as possible so that we never sound like we are battling each other for sonic space.”
Chris’s style on the bass compliments the overall sound in a unique way; “I’ve always wanted to play a fretless and have it sound like a fretted bass. After plenty of trial and error I have achieved that and my focus is on keeping it simple and only worrying about the low end. If a bassist plays anything to busy it interferes with the song and I’m all about serving the needs of the song.”
What Does Gravity Mine Sound Like?
Chris Pack is recording and engineering the band’s first EP, due out in the Fall of 2012. Listeners will be surprised at the depth of the songwriting; no two songs sound the same and the band proudly flaunts its reluctance to be pigeonholed into musical genres. “We have moments where we definitely sound like a metal band, but then the chorus comes around and you think Prince just walked into the room,” says Adam Green. “I hear lots of ‘King’s X’ and ‘Alice In Chains’ in our songs,” says Eddie Rockethead.
So what do they sound like?
“You’ll be able to find out soon enough!”, says Chris Pack. “We intend to give away our music for free online. I hate charging for music and the other guys feel the same way. This is our gift to you. Music is a gift. Enjoy it.”
You Can Dig Up More About The Band Online
Like everyone else these days, the band is on Facebook, YouTube, ReverbNation, Google+, Twitter…. To get the most current info you should start exploring the band’s website at www.GravityMine.com