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FATG Interview with Warped Magazine

Exclusive Interview can be found here: http://warpedmag.com/far-above-the-ground-9-to-5/

Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.

- We are from small beach town close to Boston, MA. The band has two original members and recently added a new bass player James Bannon and new lead guitar player Mike Mazurkiewicz. The original drummer Jason Rowman and Vocalist Ryan Stark have been together writing for a decade. We got where we are today because the band has had a new make over with members and the band’s sound has progressed due to all our influences.

What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?

- We have some great shows coming up in MA. We just finished 5 new recordings which has caused a great buzz for the band. The songs are on reverbnation.com/farabovetheground. We are still recording more songs currently with the new members. We are expecting a lot of shows this summer and playing live is the most important to us.

Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.

- 9 to 5 is the song title. The song has a lot to do with the current state of thinking the band is in. The song is about the rat race of life the average person has. You know like working and slaving everyday, chasing money, trying to pay bills, trying to figure out yourself as a person, and waiting to find what makes us happy and content with life.

How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?

- We write simple, catchy songs. We aren’t out to try to save the world. We just like writing songs people can relate to. The band has formed a great chemistry together and we are running with it now. What separates us is the band’s great stage performances and songs. The songs are contagious to listeners, they will get stuck in the listeners head guaranteed.

Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?

- Getting new fans has been tough, but things are changing for the better. The hardest is getting the songs out there. With so many bands it is easy to be lost in the bunch of bands. That is why we beefed up our sound, wrote better songs, and put on a great rock and roll show live.

What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?

- With a band, setbacks are a guarantee. The worst is touring, driving hours away from home, and getting to the gig that is packed and having the promoter make you the last band; every one in the crowd either already left or mentally already checked out. Another setback is playing a great show to a lot of people and the promoter bounces with out giving the band their honest pay cut. But enough with complaining, the band loves what we do and there will always be problems and we will have to find solutions.

What are some things artists need to be careful of?

1.) Be careful of sharing your gear with others bands. 2.) Always have back up music equipment: extra guitars, drum sticks, cables, pa speakers etc. 3.) Never sign anything without a manager, lawyer, or agent.

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?

- Don’t let negative things bring you down. Keep the band thinking positive and stay away from drugs and alcohol abuse.

What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?

- Playing live is the best. Having everyone applaud for you. Watching the audience sing the songs that you wrote always feels amazing too.

Where can people visit you?

reverbnation.com/Farabovetheground Facebook.com/farabovetheground

FATG review by media director of warped magazine

Hey whats up guys it's Jason the media director over at Warped Magazine. Thanks for your interest in us and showing us your music... We checked it out and I liked what I heard, it was dope! I'm definitely able to get you a interview on warpedmag.com and get you some more exposure.

zarcon benefit

FATG played a great double set saturday night the benefit raised $1000 and the band was so amped to be apart of such a great cause and good time