What’s the band called?
What are your full name?
Jacob Dean, Max Ramm, Lorenzo de la Loza
How old are you?
What is your genre of music?
We’re a rock n roll band. We can get pretty heavy and psychedelic at times but can also have an acoustic americana vibe.
Give us a little Bio of you as a band and individuals.
The three of us started playing together about two years ago. We all work really well together musically and have similar influences and style. Ever since, we’ve been playing local Los Angeles shows and writing and recording original music. Last year we went to the Station House Studio in Echo Park and tracked our first full EP. We’ve released two of the songs on a turquoise 7” vinyl, and the other songs are currently being mastered to be released in the coming months. 2016 will be a big year, with lots of new music.
What made you go into music?
JD: I started playing the snare drum in the school band at recess. I’ve been playing ever since
MR: I thought the guitar looked so cool and being raised listening to good rock music helped my love for it.
LD: My uncle gave me his old guitar when I was a kid, I learned from there and developed a love for music.
How long have you been doing music?
JD: 15 years
MR: About 15 years as well
LD: 15 years
Are you a signed ?
No, we’re not signed
What instruments do you play?
Lorenzo de la Loza – vocals/bass/acoustic guitar
Max Ramm – guitar, sometimes organ and keys
Jacob Dean – drums & percussion
Who are your influences?
MR: Jimi Hendrix, The Velvet Underground, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Oasis, Grateful Dead, The Band, The Beatles, Wilco, I could go on for days
JD: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cream, Neil Young to name a few
LD: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Buddy Miles, Spacemen 3, The Rolling Stones, Love, MC5, T. Rex, and many more
When will your new material be out?
We have our first EP coming out in the next few months, it’s currently being mastered. A date hasn’t been picked yet.
Is there a Album coming out?
We pressed a 7” vinyl of our two singles “Blind Love” and “Son of a Gun.” You can purchase it on our website or at a show. Both songs are also available on iTunes & Spotify and will apart of our new EP.
When will you guys be touring and where if you are?
We don’t have any tour planned as of now. There are a lot of cool places along the California coast, so a short California tour would be nice in the not so distant future. We would love to come to the UK and other parts of Europe someday.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Most of our song will start off as a spontaneous jam and evolve from there until it’s a complete idea. Lots of improv
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?
MR: A lot more comfortable financially, and still playing lots of music
JD: In an ideal world I will be working more with music
LD: Playing music! Hopefully have a full album out.
What’s the best reaction you had when you joined the band from a friend or family?
MR: It’s all been very positive. It was nice to start a project where we all work really well together.
JD: I’ve gotten a lot of good energy from friends and family. It keeps me going
LD: I’ve had a lot of positive support from friends & family which is awesome, the whole experience has been very fun and positive.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
MR: My day job involves music so it’s always around me. Most free time goes to music but I enjoy a good hike, netflix, and a beer.
JD: Most days I’m working. Music is a good way to release some of the tension. I am also a student so I don’t get much leisure time
LD: I also work a lot – most free time is spent practicing, recording, or mixing music.
If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?
MR: Paul McCartney. Lots of great options but he’s the best songwriter.
JD: Royal Blood has a great sound
LD: Jason Pierce (Spiritualized, Spacemen 3)
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be?
MR: Ryan Adams. I love the sound of his records.
JD: I’d like to collaborate with Scott Mescudi
LD: Anton Newcombe
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
JD: Royal Albert Hall or the Deaf Institute
LD: Liverpool Psych Fest
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
MR: Bonnaroo or Red Rocks in Colorado
JD: Carnegie Hall
LD: Austin Psych Fest
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
MR: I grew up with my parents always listening to Tom Petty, Queen, or any fantastic artist like that. That got me interested really fast. Tom petty’s Running Down a Dream will always stand out from my childhood.
JD: I spent a lot of time jamming along to ‘In Bloom’ by Nirvana with my brothers when we were starting out. We would also play wipeout a lot
LD: My mom gave me her old copy of Led Zeppelin IV on vinyl when I was a kid, from there I got really interested in rock music and started playing along to my favorite records.
What was the first song you wrote?
As a band the first song was a song called “Other Side,” which we still play quite often.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
JD: keep playing and have fun with the beats
MR: Always do what you love and what makes you happy
LD: Believe in yourself & follow your heart.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
JD: Practice often, develop good technique and don’t worry about how many notes you can play
MR: Take the time to study your craft. There are no shortcuts.
LD: Play music that you’re passionate about.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
JD: Keep it real
MR: Follow your heart
LD: Be true to yourself
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
JD: I try not to forget any cymbals or hardware
MR: Forgetting my guitar wouldn’t be good, also strap, amp, and cables. The songs too
LD: capo, DI box, picks, tuner, cables
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yeah, you can follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tallbonesmusic and on Facebook as Tall Bones. You can purchase our vinyl at our website www.tallbonesmusic.com