What are your names?
Robert Cross – Lead vocals, guitar
David Bucci – Lead guitar, vocals
Scott Wintermute – Bass
Tim Frantz – Drums, percussion
What is your genre of music?
Alternative Rock with elements of hard rock, metal and prog rock.
How did you come up with bands name?
I wanted something simple, ideally a single word, for the band’s name. When I heard the word ‘satin’ in a song I knew it was perfect as it’s simple, powerful and reflects sexuality.
Give us a little bio about you and the band.
We’re an alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. I met Scott through a drummer I was playing with in another band and met Dave through a mutual friend a few years later.
What made you go into music?
The excitement of being in a group with other guys who I could share the some passions for music with.
Are you a signed?
You released your new album ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’, tell us more about the album.
Drop Dead Gorgeous was released on all platforms on April 2019. The album was independently written, produced and financed. No synthesizers were used in the recording of the album as we wanted our debut to feature guitar driven songs.
Lyrically the album was originally intended to be about sex, confidence and power, the album’s theme changed as the lyrics were shown to be very intimate and personal.
What is the meaning behind ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’?
The phrase ‘drop dead gorgeous’ is used in the first line of the album’s first song “Magnolia”, which symbolizes the unrequited theme of love that is prevalent throughout the lyrics on the entire album.
Describe each track in two words.
“Magnolia” à Unrequited love
“Lavishly Lavender” à Feminine beauty
“Piece by Piece” à Confidence personified
“Intangible” à Missing Someone
“Object of My Love” à Target set
“Mad Love” à Complete control
“Pretty Little Machine” à Computer malfunction
“Rising Sun” à Winter solstice
“Avarice” à Extreme jealousy
“Fall to Pieces” à Self realization
“Afterglow” à Haunted dreams
“A Sliver of Hope” à Hope exists
Do you have any shows coming up?
No shows currently lined up for early 2020.
What else can we expect in Early 2020?
We’ve been writing and recording DDG’s follow-up called Origami Heart that we look forward to having completed before the end of 2020.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Guitarist David Bucci has some solo projects that I help with. His solo music is rock with a country twist. I helped write and performed on a few songs on his Country Club EP that just recently came out.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Doing a collaboration would be exciting, particularly songwriting, recording and arranging. Anyone interested can contact me, Robert Cross, at email@example.com
Do you play any instruments?
Vocals, guitar and piano
Who are your influences?
I grew up mostly listening to British and Irish bands. Starting with bands my parents liked such as the Beatles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, U2 and the Cranberries, though my musical palette expanded to include other acts such as Oasis and Suede as well as American acts like AFI, Alice in Chains and Metallica.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I tend to start with the song title first. For me the title is like a peek into the song’s identity and personality.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I hope to continue to build the Satin catalogue and my own personal musical experiences. I would also like to collaborate with other musicians, especially on song writing as that is something that I’m particularly passionate about.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I exercise often, lifting weights and doing 5k runs several times a week. I’m very interested in Greco-Roman literature and history. I read up on that a lot as well as listen to podcasts that feature topics related to those topics
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
AFI’s “Love Like Winter” from their December underground album inspired me to pursue getting into the music scene.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Keep working on your craft and don’t get discouraged with any setbacks that you might face. The lessons you learn when you deal with adversity are important to growing as a person and individual and moving forward in life.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Those who fail to learn from their mistakes are destined to repeat them.”
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
A visitor can never go wrong taking a walk on the southern California beaches on a warm day while appreciating the beauty of the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean as its cool waves crash onto the sandy ground.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? To bed… gotta recover that energy after all that travel and work.
2/ Who do you see first? My uncle Val, a talent pianist who’s always interested in hearing about my music-related experiences.
3/What do you eat first? A local pizza place called Topper’s that makes the best pizza on the west coast.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Batteries, extra guitar strings, extra cables, bottled water and almonds for protein.