Thirsty Thursday Featuring The Scotty Hollywood Band
Thank you for chatting with us! You recently released your new single, "The Ricochet," that you wrote. Tell us about the writing process and where the idea came from.
I wrote ‘The Ricochet’ at a time when I was traveling extensively, sometimes visiting five different cities over five consecutive days. I reached a point of exhaustion where I was literally waking up in hotel rooms each morning, spending my first few minutes trying to remember what city I was now in. This lifestyle of bouncing and boomeranging around the country on airplanes sparked the idea for ‘The Ricochet’ (I don’t want to ricochet again, I don’t want to bounce right back and start all over again, all the boomeranging has got to end, I don’t want to ricochet again). How was it filming the video for "The Ricochet?"
Since I played most of the instruments on my new record, I had the idea of playing all the band members in the music video for ‘The Ricochet’. It was a fun concept and video shoot, but truly exhausting changing into a new wardrobe while I played the part of every band member. The stress of the shoot was well worth it and I think the video director (Elgin Cahill) captured some great content! Is there any news for the forthcoming album?
My new album ‘Wondervu’ drops on September 25th. It is a 10-song LP which is being distributed internationally and I’m so very excited about. I hope you’ll check it out! Where did you grow up and how has that influenced your style of music?
I grew up in the town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It’s a great city with close-knit people and a rich rock n’ roll music scene. I spent many years performing in clubs around the city, and those experiences had a profound impact on my ability to entertain and engage with live audiences. Aside from singing do you play any instruments?
I’m originally a drummer and would consider drums my core instrument. I sing as well as play keyboards, bass & drums. I performed the majority of the instruments on ‘Wondervu’ but relied on some talented guitar players in both Nashville and Colorado to track the lead and rhythm guitar parts.
What is an example of a menu you would prepare if I came over?
My menu would consist of Italian food. It would be a thin pasta with homemade tomato sauce, a side salad with vinegar/olive oil dressing, freshly baked Italian bread and a red Italian wine from Tuscany. Creme brulée for dessert! What is your favorite dish to cook?
My favorite thing to cook is homemade Italian bread. There is most definitely an art to making it, and I’m continuing to polish my skills. Favorite music to listen to while you cook?
My favorite soundtrack while cooking would be Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin tunes. What is your favorite wine?
Any red wines from the Tuscany region of Italy. If you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why?
My sponsor would be Starbucks. I’m a caffeine junkie!