Interview with The Frost Duo
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Chrisitan: “ I have something called synesthesia. It can best be described as the meshing of senses. Multiple sensory preceptors in the brain become stimulated at once causing an image of color and shapes to appear when I hear music.
Leah: When I was a child, my father created a DIY studio in the attic. I was very drawn to the keyboard and playing and singing songs that were familiar to me.
Well, we both do music full time, but also have part time jobs. Chris is a bus/cdl driver and Leah is a lisenced practical nurse.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
We both love to listen to music and travel
How long has your band been around?
We have been making music and performing together for 7 years
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
We are based out of Blakely/ Scranton PA. This is part of the tri-state area. Music and arts is booming here and you cross paths with a lot of different musicians, artists, venues,etc which is quite inspirational.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
It was actually inspired by a disney movie called Frozen
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
We have a lot but one that was most memorable was in Hamburg NJ. The resort has different venues on site but this particular evening was all ages.
This child walked in the room and I remember his jaw dropped. He was wearing a Paul Mcartney shirt if I recall correctly which was cool so we presumed he was just excited about live music.
At one point during our set he walked up to us and asked if we could play “Fall Apart.” I asked who it was by and he said. “You guys wrote that song didnt you? Your The Frost Duo right?” We were shocked. That was one of our songs but it wasn't one that ever got very popular. We played the song and he sat right in the front row to listen. He looked so happy and that brought us so much joy that our music had an impact on the youth. That was unforgettable and that kid may never know how he inspired us to keep grinding with the music. Thanks kid!
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
We have been so blessed to perform at some of the most prestigious venues in the US. From high end venues to dive bars,weve performed hundreds of venues. I’d say heres some of our top favorite:
Crystal Springs Resort
Screwballs Sevierville TN
Cove Haven Resorts
The Hotel Hershey
The list is too long!
A total dream come true would be to perform at Berks Jazz Festival, Chayz jazz lounge in SC, and Mohonk Mountain New Paltz
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Hall & Oates
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?
Keep pushing. It takes a long time to see progress but keep going
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
There is no such thing as time off. Keep grinding at it
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
This is a tough one. Id say our entire EP “Play Nice.” We really took our time with it and poured everything we had into it.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
We love performing our original “Im Afraid of Her” and “To Be With You.” Our top requested originals at shows are “To Be With You”, “Aimee”, “City Girl” and “Im Afraid of Her” (those 3 are from our first album.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
We write what we feel based on our own emotions and experiences but others stories and experiences as well
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
We like to spread love and feelings of familiarity. Theres always something in our music that can be found relatable in someones life
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
We arent just a band but we are a couple. Our personal life and business life are enmeshed in one another. Sometimes disagreements can come up and we just talk about them and by the end of the day half the time were laughing at this disagreement all together!
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
We have a great Valentines single coming out December 30th. Its a smooth jazz rendition of “My funny Valentine.”
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
Yes! You can find us on all socials under The Frost duo and at www.thefrostduo.com