MUSIC NOW MAGAZINE:
What is your thought process when working on new music?
Differs alot, sometimes it is a long process to "create a masterpiece"... Other times it just all comes out- lyrics, melodies, chord changes- all at once. If its actually "thought" out ever i suppose i would like to write something that is familiar, yet unique-
What inspires your music?
Everything can be inspiring, but i would say diversity in music, we are always tuned into the community radio and college radio stations, the stations that let the djs play what they want, i love all kinds of music, and its nice to get a constant injection of eclectic music.
How would you classify your music?
How would you describe yourself as an artist?
Very much a 90's kid. Loved the Seattle movement, and had a soft spot for all the 80s too. I would have to say we are pretty mellow people, Kinda rough on the outside, but warm and hippie on the inside.
What sets your music apart from others in your genre?
We are using alot of mixed meter still, while blending familiarity in melodies, and simplicity. Also we come as a pair. Jack+Jill are married =]
When you are working on a new song… Do you already have a concept in mind or do you rather write on top of music/beats?
We write all original music, no samples or remixes here- We usually write the music then words, melodies and harmonies, then start parting it out for other instrumentation.
What are some of your musical influences?
SoundGarden, The Cure, Days of the New, Bjork, Fiona Apple, Zepplin, AIC... Too many to name!
What obstacles have you faced in the music industry?
Musical independence while holding down jobs, and raising a family. We have been well received wherever we play, but its the getting there, and the making of time for everything.
What hard lessons have you learned while working in the industry?
You have to believe in your self, and your music, be determined, and always look for opportunities. Keep going!
Do you feel that people really understand the business aspect of the music industry?
Not in the slightest, It is very difficult to do what we do, and still maintain the daily grind as well. Its a challenge to figure out what the best direction to go, yet its a challenge worth doing, the rewards are great when you get them.
What changes do you feel that need to be made in the music industry?
Less corperate rock, more underground bands being truly "found" again. too many people are just grand fathered into the biz, or have the $$$ to make a much bigger footprint than deserved... Then poor people are just feeding the machine not knowing the damage they do. Vicious cycle.
What direction do you see the music industry going?
Independant music is on the rise, not sure what the future will hold for the industry, but whatever it is we're on board.
What steps have you taken to market your music?
Our music is at most digital distributors, and available in most large retail chains, We have performed and gigged aggressivly all over colorado, and have a built a great fan
base bere regionally. Also we have been on the front page of the paper, as well as local tv stations.
If you can have any collaboration with an artist who would it be and why?
Chris Cornell, sheer versatility. The mans a genius.
If you can work with any producer who would it be and why?
Unsure- Preservation of original thought through the writing process is very important to us, and would most likely stay as independant as possible.
What song are you currently promoting? Who is the producer and how did the song come about?
We are self produced, and the song would be "Brightest Star in the Nightmare" the song is about our son, and the struggles of working constantly, never seeing him grow up.
What album/cd are you currently promoting?
"Brightest Star in the Nightmare"
What is your next album/cd that you are working on? What is the concept behind your next musical project?
Self Titled Demo, out late 2012.
What are your project plans for 2012?
Tour, record, write.
Do you have any major performances or tours planned for 2012?
Working on a tour Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah in June. Planning on playing Powellapalooza again this year, as well as Desert Rocks. We will do another circuit at the end of summer as well.
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GENE FOLEY PRESSKIT REVIEW:
NOV. 7th 2011
RATING SCALE "1" Indicates the Lowest Score "5" Indicates The Highest-
Recording Quality/Production: 4
Lead Vocals: 4
Lyric Writing: 4
Music Composing: 4
Song Arrangement: 4
Quality of EPK Content: 4.5
Overall Delivery: 4
Dear Aaron & Jessica, Thanks for submitting the material for the evaluation. I enjoyed the songs very much. I was also impressed by the lengthy, informative Bio. That really gave me insight into the group as I listened to the songs. To give you insight to the scoring scale above, the majority of artists score in the 2.5 to 3.5 range in the various categories. Whenever an artist sees a 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 or 3.5 as a score in a certain category (or categories) it means that's an area I feel they need to improve and develop. When an artist sees 4, 4.5 or 5 as their score in a category, it's a validation from a professional, confirming that the songs are of the highest level and show strong potential in the ultra-competitive music industry. To really raise the bar, every artist should work hard to earn a 4.5 or 5 in every category. It's a very competitive business and people averaging in the 3's (or less) will probably not get too far without a great deal of improvement and development. I don't give out 4's and 5's easily, so any of those you see, you have earned. Well done! Thanks again for the music submission and continued best wishes to everyone in JACK+JILL. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
In this story, it was Jill, not Jack, who fell first.
Fortunately, her crown remained intact. But her heart, oh, it was gone. Jill is actually Jessica Seibert, 26, of Jack+Jill, a band she founded with her husband Aaron, 31. “I’ve been in love with Aaron since I was 14 years old,” Jessica said. “It was like a heartache. I was so in love.” They met through mutual friends in the Grand Valley, and although Aaron would flirt with Jessica, he “would never take me seriously,” she said. In his defense, Aaron pleads “jailbait.” He was 18, and she was four years younger. Jessica just rolls her eyes. Years passed and Jessica moved away from the Grand Valley, returning in 2006. That’s when Aaron “caved” (another eye roll from Jessica) and they started dating. They married on July 9, 2007. They wrote their first song together, “In All Ways And Always,” for their wedding. Son Ezra arrived on April 3, 2009, and another little He or She Seibert is expected in March. Love isn’t in question for the Seiberts, but time for romance is rather tough to come by these days. Each weekday morning, Aaron is out the door early for work as a therapy assistant at the Grand Junction Regional Center. Jessica teaches violin and piano lessons and has 12 students who keep her busy, along with Ezra, who likes the piano and loves the drums, just like his dad. Aaron also has six music students and teaches bass guitar, guitar, drums and voice.
Then there’s Monday evening band practice for Jack+Jill with three other band members — Steve McGarry on drums, Allen Bradley on bass guitar and Jodi Mills on keyboard and backup vocals — and the various shows the Seiberts play as a duo or band. Oh, and Jack+Jill plans to release a new CD on April 1. No joke. The CD, name undisclosed, will have at least 12 original songs, including “Brightest Star in the Nightmare,” which Aaron wrote about Ezra. A CD release party will have to wait until after the family is settled with the new baby and the new CD, Aaron said. With all that going on, it’s fortunate that work, music and family mix for the Seiberts. “Our romance is playing music together,” Aaron said. Date nights are the third Friday of every month at the DoubleTree Hotel and the third Saturday of every month at Enzo’s, where the Seiberts play a duo Jack+Jill shows. Romantic time together is “snuggling on Saturday mornings,” Aaron offered. Never mind that Ezra might be snuggled between them watching a “Baby Einstein” program, Jessica said. But if it were just the two of them for a romantic getaway, no expense ... “Can we teleport somewhere? I don’t know. Where do you want to go?” Aaron asked Jessica. “Alaska?” Jessica suggested. How about going to Great Divide Studios in Aspen to record a song, while staying at a bed and breakfast, eating at fancy restaurants and snubbing celebrities, Aaron said. Jessica considered that. She liked the bed and breakfast part, but — “Oh, this is going to sound so cheesy” — the room would have a balcony with a hot tub and as it snows “you can feed me strawberries dipped in sour cream and brown sugar.”
It was Aaron’s turn to roll his eyes.
By Ann Wright
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