What year did the band form?Holly; 2003.
How did all the band members meet?Holly: Alex and I met at his studio Headgear, Josh started interning a while later and everyone knows Mike in this town, he works at the worlds best coffee shop.. Oslo.
What is the band's favorite venue/city to play?Holly: Philly Josh; Bowery Ballroom, NYC. Michael: Philadelphia has been really good to us but i guess we prefer to play brooklyn. Union Hall is awesome and we really love playing the French cafe Zebulon in Williamsburg. But the Bowery Ballroom is probably our favorite venue, second only to the now closed Northsix.
What's your funniest audition story?Holly: Some dude came in to pay drums before Josh start playing and he was a total A-hole, in the middle of the audtion we were jamming on some Stevie WOnder song Alex and I had been playing at our Duo shows and this guy get up from the drums and walks over to Alex's keyboard to show him the Aminor he was missing in the turn around... then he called me a few weeks later and asked if his band could record their album for free at headgear in exchange for playing drums with us.
What was the strangest/most interesting thing to happen to the band?Holly: Some girl stole my setlist after a show when I turned around to turn my amp off. That was funny. I guess I should start drawing unicorns and stuff on the sets to make it more inticing to steal... Michael: Almost out of nowhere we were chosen to be on the TV show Grey's Anatomy. The album was nowhere near being released but somebody heard it and loved it and now its been on multiple times. We're still saying WTF?
If you could meet any musical hero living or dead, who would it be and what would you say to this person?Holly: Mark Sandman... Josh: David Bowie : 'Pleased to meet you'
Ok time to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, what do you simply hate about being in a band.Holly: The never ending string of pissed off soundguys who won't even acknowledge your presence and text message through your shitty sounding set ignoring your plea for more vocals in the monitor... and of course ---> "showcasing" Josh: Practicing in the hottest smallest room with no air. Sharing drink tickets with band members. Michael: Loading gear out of the rehearsal space sucks. And traffic going through the holland tunnel on our way to Philly.
What is the band currently working on?Holly: Being a band and paying no mind to the music industry shit show. www.thejealousgirfriends.com