Band Q&A – Pinky’s Brains

We spoke to Pinky’s Brains who hail out of East Stroudsburg, PA. Their members include;

  • Justin – Vocals/Guitar
  • RT – Guitar/Backing Vocals
  • Jordan – Bass
  • Jeffrey – Drums

1. Who are your top 3 influences?

  • The Used
  • Patent Pending
  • Metallica

Keep Flying are an honourable mention.

2. How did you get your band name?

It’s a fun play on words. Justin used to have a pink Mohawk in college and everyone called him pinky. After his favourite cartoon, Pinky and the Brain.

3. How did you all meet?

RT and I (Justin) met in a restaurant and his brother plays drums and my brother played bass on the album, sadly he passed away in April 2018.

4. What is your song writing process?

One of us will come up with a line or some lyrics. Then send it to the others and we’ll build it from there. RT and Justin are the primary song writers.

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

More shows! We are also in the stage of writing a new album.

6. First gig experience?

We played with Drop The Girl and Keep Flying, so many nerves but super exciting for us!

7. Biggest challenge so far?

Getting time together, having children and jobs make our rehearsal time limited.

8. Favourite thing about performing?

The adrenaline rush of being on stage is the best.

9. Favourite song to perform live?

‘Punks not dead’. It’s a fun, catchy song that really gets the crowd going. We love to close with it!

10. What inspired your recent songs?

Past experiences, dealing with the loss of family, and the insane world we all live in.

11. What do you all do when you’re not musically involved?

Currently Justin works in a kitchen, and RT and Jeff paint houses.

12. Funniest show story?

One night we had 2 sets. After the first one we decided I have a few drinks and the next thing we know is RT was very intoxicated! Almost time to go on and he was so sorry, we ended up playing the set anyways.

13. Pizza! What topping do you all have?

Depends on the location, but a pepperoni slice is the go to!

14. Most annoying member?

Sometimes it’s Justin, he wants to get so many things done in such a short amount of time.

15. Who has the worst tattoo and what is it?

That would be RT, he has a weird looking wolf on his shoulder.

16. Fast forward and you’re millionaires. What do you do with the money?

Open ‘punks pizza’. Pizza place that also has a stage for gigs!

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