What are your names?
Adam (Fonzy) Olivia Jury, Nia Heard, Zack Reed, Jonny Scaramanga Sam Bennett
What is the band’s name?
Fonzy & Company
How did you come up with the band’s name?
Fonzy writes the music, based on his friends, experiences and demons. We see the collective as The Company’ of friends and family that play tunes together.
What is your genre of music?
Rock, Alt, Pop, Americana, Indie
Give us a little bio about you as a band.
Established in February 2019, Fonzy & Company is made up of experienced individuals from other projects. The band push the genre boundary and write wholesome, fun and catchy music.
What made you go into music?
TV as teenagers I think gave us a lot of misleading ideas, still trying to grow up.
Are you a signed?
Just managed, no record label.
What is the meaning behind the EP?
Last Birth is changing your personality through experiences good or bad and becoming a different person for better or worse. How the people with the best intentions can be the worst people ever, and not everything is as it seems and sometimes you need that awakening.
Describe each track in two words.
The Subborn and the Brave. Quentin Tarintino
Sue Me. Indie Fun
Queen of Nothing. Harder hitting
Silk. Channeling Cornell
Pieces. Stadium Anthem
Without Regret. Our Landslide.
What was the writing process like?
Fairly easy, once you have that freedom to write what you feel, it can be dangerous as it can be giving you too much power.
What was the recording process like?
Mark Hanlon who produced this is extremely under rated and always makes things easy and fun and is never afraid his 2 cents which mostly leads to improvements.
Who did you work with on the EP?
In the studio, Fonzy, Zack, Olivia and Mark.
Will we see any music videos for any of the tracks?
110%. We have a videographer, animator and graphic designer in the band so will be taking advantage of that.
Will we see an EP or Album this year? If so what can we expect from it?
Will see how 2019 treats us, but definitely will be another record 2020.
Do you have any shows coming up?
Not sure if these have been announced yet. The Crofters Rights 5th October, Glastonbury Calling 2020, Godney Gathering 2020 amongst loads of others all over the country, but that’s all we are giving away at the moment.
If so where will you be heading?
Cheltenham, Bath, Southampton, Reading, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Aberdare, Swansea, Bridgewater, Brighton just to name a few.
What else can we expect in 2019?
2020 will be our break out year, right now we are only going to do a few shows to celebrate the release.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
It’s something we have thought about, it’s just a matter of the right Artists. Definitely have ideas on specifically who we want.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Again definitely depends who it is but our management will be more than happy to pass it on if there is interest RB Music or email@example.com
Do you play any instruments?
Personally, I play Bass, Drums, Guitar, Trumpet and Sing. I originally wanted to be a session musician before I realised every second person in Bristol is a musician.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
It just came to me, no rhyme or reason, just my heart on a record.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I would love to be touring full time again but we will see. That or living in Canada with my wife and possibly kids.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Manage a restaurant.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
There is none, different songs and artists have got me to this point, there is no individual that highlights me as a song writer or player.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t drink 26 drinks for your 26th Birthday, you’ll miss New Years. I didn’t follow that advice and surely enough.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Don’t expect everything to happen over night, what makes you stand out is your dedication and hard work, anyone can learn an instrument and start and band, it takes investment, work, passion and commitment to make a band successful, nobody can make that happen but you, no matter your ability.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Off the top of my head no. Not much into philosophy.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
The Hatchet, great Bristol Metal Bar and good friends of ours.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Bed, shower
2/ Who do you see first? My wife
3/What do you eat first?
I don’t think my appetite is quite there when I come back from tour. Anything in the cupboard.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Wallet, Wires, To not get too drunk before a set, To tell your band mates when and where to show up, plectrums as it’s just embarrassing to ask.