Interview with Moon Fever
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Mitch: Well, as a kid I was always around music. My parents would play Sinatra at dinner, and they took me to my first concerts a young scrapper. What made me want to do it was when my friend gave me a burned CD of Rolling Stones “ Exile on Main Street” I heard that and said “this is what I’m doing with my life” And if not music I would be living in looserville or maybe in jail.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Mitch: I like to do yoga a lot. And sometimes you have to put things down for new ideas to come. I’ve found that my best writing is done when I don’t have a guitar around. Just good ole voice memos.
How long has your band been around?
Mitch: I would say 6 months
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
Mitch: Seattle, it influences a lot of creativity in the rainy season. All you really do is sit inside and practice or write!
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Mitch: Well Moon Fever is the idea that once it gets dark out you have something take hold of your soul that makes you want to go out.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
Mitch: The Last one was at El Corazon in Seattle; the crowd was amazing that night. Every reason of why I do this was there that night.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Mitch: Jannis Live in FL is such an amazing venue. Cavern Club would be very cool too.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Mitch: Queens of the Stone Age, and Royal Blood, The Cult, BRMC. Any of those
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Mitch: Simply don’t stop doing it.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Mitch: It’s a hard path. But just keep going and be weary of who you trust.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Mitch: Forever Sleep is my favorite…. That’s coming out soon!
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Mitch: Right now, it’s a new one called “Feels So Good” it has a ripping Guitar solo in it!
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
Mitch: It changes from song to song. Sometimes I write on my own, and sometimes the band writes in the rehearsal room together. There are no egos really in the process, its all what’s best for the song.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Mitch: Rock is most certainly back!
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Mitch: Everyone calls each other out on their bullsh*t if there is any. We get along for the most part though.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Mitch: Expect to see us on the road all of 2023. Look out for new singles. “Nothing Left to Loose” Out Jan 20th
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
Mitch : Socials @MoonFeverOfficial and you can find us on all the streaming platforms