Band Q&A – We Outspoken

We Outspoken are a 4-piece from Toronto, Canada! They’re composed of;

  • Anthony – Lead Vocals/Guitar
  • Joe – Guitar
  • Chris – Bass
  • Lex – Drums

1) Who are your top 3 influences? 

This is tough as we love so many different, varied artists! Anyone with great song-writing and a great tempo!

2) How did you get your band name?

We wanted something that would stand out, so we looked in a dictionary for names and when we came across ‘OUTSPOKEN’ it stood out. It explained who we were and what we wanted to say.

3) How did you all meet?

We all grew up playing in different bands, sometimes we would play with each other and eventually we joined together.

4) What is your song writing process?

Usually one of us brings an idea to our songwriting sessions and we work on that. We are all involved in the songwriting process.

5) What are your plans for a year from now?

We plan to do much more touring, bring out a brand new record and make more music videos.

6) First gig experience? 

We rented a school bus and brought down a lot of friends from school. It was amazing because the venue was packed and for our first show, it was mind blowing. It was a great experience for everyone all around.

7) Biggest challenge?

None! Challenges allow us to find a way to push through difficulties and make things happen.

8) What would be your dream tour to star on?

Touring with Green Day, Anti-Flag and Sum-41!

9) Favourite thing about performing?

Seeing the crowd reaction to our songs, singing along and us interacting with them.

10) Favourite song to play live? 

We all have different favourites so that is hard to say, we would say a lot of the high energy songs like “Crisis” or “ Built to last”, the songs that get you on your feet.

11) What inspired your recent songs?

Our stage in life right now, some of us have gotten married, moved out etc, these are all new experiences to write about.

12) What do you do when you’re not musically involved?

We’re all family men, so a lot of Spending time with our families.

13) What gear do you use?

We use Mesa Boogie amps, Gibson and Fender Guitars, Ernie Ball basses and strings. Our drummer uses UDrum percussion.

14) In your opinion, what’s your best song?

Again, tough to say, whatever fans love the most. From a song writing perspective we love “Time stands still” “ Ruin you” and “Break away” these are all off our new record coming out May 17.

15) Who has the worst dress sense? 

All of us!

16) Pizza! What do you all have?

Veggie! 

17) Who has the worst tattoo?

That is tough! We all have really good artwork and artists that have worked on all of us.

18) Most annoying member?

That’ll be me! (Anthony) 

19) Funniest show story? 

We have so many…this one time while touring in Europe we all took Gravol because we had a rough night and the next day we had to drive to Italy. We didn’t realize that the medicine would make us tired, so we are driving and all of sudden we have to pull over because everyone was falling asleep and we couldn’t figure out why. It wasn’t until we checked the box that we realized what happened. We almost missed our show that night.

20) Fast forward and you’re all millionaires. What do you do with the money?

House, cars, and of course, giving to charity!

This was “We Outspoken” give them a follow on Twitter or Facebook.

Listen to some top tracks on Spotify.

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