Band Q&A – Magnolia Park

Magnolia Park are based in Florida, USA! Their members are;

  • Joshua Roberts – Vocals
  • Tristian Torres – Guitar
  • Freddie Criales – Guitar
  • Jared Melani – Bass/Vocals
  • Scott Ellis – Drums/Vocals

1. Who are your top 3 influences?

  1. Movements
  2. Neck Deep
  3. Bring Me The Horizon.

2. How did you get your band name?

We got our band name from the a late night adventure in a car were we had some close calls with death that involved cops, a car crash, a Florida Panther, and losing one of the band members. As the sun was coming up we ended up in a place called Magnolia Park.

3. How did you all meet?

Tristan and Scott were friends since they were kids and Joshua met them though Freddie who was in my band at the time.

4. What is your song writing process?

Tristan and Freddie demo out songs and Ideas almost everyday and once a week we pick the best ideas from the crop.

5. What do you hope to achieve a year from now?

We hope to achieve 5 million streams on Spotify, being able to tour while making a profit and releasing our debut album.

6. What was your first performing gig experience like?

About a year ago we played our good friends Jason birthday bash. For some reason we had people crowd killing to our Pop Punk songs and it was great.

7. Biggest challenge so far?

The biggest challenge so far has been trying to write interesting storyboards for music videos.

8. What is your favourite thing about performing?

Our favourite thing about performing is seeing the crowd enjoy and mosh to your music it makes us feel really happy inside.

9. Where would you most like to tour?

We’d to tour in japan because we always wanted to experience the culture and the way the fans in japan would react to the music live.

10. What inspired your recent songs?

A lot of the new songs have come from sad experiences and dealing with trying to make it as a band in today’s world.

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

We mostly go to shows and hangout with friends. Some of us love to play basketball.

12. Who has the worst dress sense?

Freddy has the worst of the worst dress sense because he just really doesn’t care how he looks.

13. Funniest show story?

Freddy in intro of our set got so pumped he hit the drum set and broke a string. He couldn’t fix the tuning for the rest of the set.

14. Most annoying member?

Tristan because he just plays dad all the time.

15. Who has the worst tattoo?

Jared and his sad face on his face.

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

We have talked about it for a while now and we want to be a part of a foundation for suicide prevention.

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