Alex- watching MTV “live” videos such as Bon Jovi, Motley Crue when I was a kid… “money for Nothing, and chicks for free”!
What surprises have you encountered in pursuing your music career?
Meeting all of the talented musicians and music “legends” such as Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), John Paul Jones (Led Zepelin), Terri Nunn (Berlin), James Hetfield (Metallica), Perry Ferrell (Jane’s Addiction) and so many more. You never know who you’ll meet.
What has been your biggest challenge to date?
Our biggest challenge to date has been getting our album “Dream Another Day” (Midnight Records) to the listener’s ears AND developing a “true” fanbase.
Tell us about your band.
Tuesday’s Rain is a culmination of many genres of music, but primarily a blend of “old & new”, with influences ranging from established greats such as “Pink Floyd” & “Led Zeppelin” to more contemporary artists such as “Duran, Duran” & “Type-O-Negative”. Alex’s beats are rich with his personal faves such as hiphop moguls Borgore, Timbaland, & Kanye West as well as Dr. Dre. Originally conceived as a solo project by Bob Hargrove, when Bob’s son Alex moved in to his apartment and gave a listen to the rough tracks, he began offering his drumming talents to make it a “Father/Son” collaboration. “Tuesday’s Rain” is a firm believer in charitable causes, and has performed at many charitable events ranging from Breast Cancer Awareness to Food Drives for the homeless. Their live shows deliver a message of inspiration and compassion, while the lyrics portray “true-to-life” experiences that they both have endured throughout their lifetimes.
What’s your process for writing lyrics and where do you get the inspiration for your songs?
Bob- Sometimes I wake up with a melody in my head, and I grab my 12-string guitar and find the chords that match what’s going on in my mind. Other times my inspiration is found as we are warming up at practice and music runs through me like the emotion I’m feeling at any given moment. As far as lyrics are concerned, most of the time I listen to the tracks and images start to form in my mind, like a painting inspired by the chords in the songs, minor chords lead me in a dark direction (not always) and major chords move me to write about moments in my life that inspired me to believe and keep going.
Tell us about your most memorable performances.
I would have to say Las Vegas tops the list. Performing at “Rock for Freedom”, a send-off for the troops, “Rock the Economy” at Henderson Pavillion, and most recently the “Indie Music Fest” are the most memorable, but playing in Hollywood at such venues as the Roxy, The Whiskey, The Troubador, and Knitting Factory were all dreams come true.
Have you shared the stage with anyone we would know?
We’ve opened for many notable acts such as “Love/Hate”, “DILANA” (Rockstar Supernova), In Memory, Theory of Flight, L.A. Guns, and many more…
Anything else you want to share?
We would just like to say that it’s been a hard road, and we’ve learned that life is a journey, not a destination, and looking back we realize how little we knew about what it takes to succeed in this business. It’s a huge mountain to climb, but worth the effort. We’ve challenged ourselves and grew as artists, lost a few battles but won a few as well. The most rewarding things that come to mind are the people who embraced our music and how it changed their lives in some way, and the folks who were less fortunate that benefited from our participation in local charities. We’ve come a long way, but realize now how much further we have to go. We have each other, father-and-son, and that is really what makes it all worth it. We rocked this journey together, and the memories we have will last a lifetime! Rock On…
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