In 2012 I really enjoyed Young The Giant.
There was this band called WALK THE MOON on tour with them that year.
I got an email asking if I would interview them, and not knowing anything about them I said “why not?”
And I’ve never looked back.
(We did the interview at the end of the night and after a stressful, long ass day it was the most tired I’ve ever been during an interview. When editing the video, I decided to include the part of the interview where I lost my train of thought (by no means am I famous but I wanted to emphasize the fact that things don’t happen perfectly), and thanks to that I got my very first hate comments! here’s the link to watch. I’ve since learned much more about being on camera and interviewing artists.)
WALK THE MOON has an absolutely INFECTIOUS energy. Had me hooked from day 1.
They’re the kind of band that you have to see live to truly appreciate. That doesn’t AT ALL mean that their records alone aren’t fun, in fact their albums have provided soundtracks to hundreds of car rides, work outs and solo dance parties.
There’s just something magical about their live shows; they don’t need crazy lighting or a big stage production to show their stuff. Singer Nicholas Petricca, bassist Kevin Ray, and guitarist Eli Maiman work so well together on the front lines with drummer Sean Waugaman keeping the rhythm.
Nicholas performs with all of his being. He’s like a combination of Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, and (and I say this in the nicest way possible because I love the Stones) a more coordinated Mick Jagger (which is appropriate considering the band opened for THE ROLLING STONES in Detroit a few years ago!).
One of my favorite things to see in someone performing on stage is a genuine smile, which can be seen on the faces of everyone during a live WALK THE MOON show.
They’re absolutely incredible and if you have the chance to catch them live, JUST DO IT.