Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Greg Bilderback – Lead Vocals Lead Guitar – 1977 – Tacoma, WA USA

Jason Bilderback – Guitar – 1975 – Montecello IN USA

Matt Bilderback – Drums and Vocals -1980 – Tacoma, WA USA

Mike Knapp – Bass and Vocals – 1975 – WA, USA

We all grew up in a town called Port Orchard WA, and went to the same High School, South Kitsap. We grew up playing music together, as 3 of us are brothers. Mike has always played in bands that also played the same parties and shows over the years so it just made sense to do this together.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills

Jason and I were in a fairly alt-punk popular band in the late 1990’s that was called Five Hoss Cartwrights. We had one release on Mothership Records (DubSeven Records Family) and toured with Nomeansno out of Canada. After that dissolved, Jason went on to join Drive On Mak out of Austin Texas. Mike was producing bands in his studio called Knapptime Productions. In 2016 I decided after 10 years of playing in worship bands that it was time to start playing the originals I was working on, and thus SixTwoSeven was formed. The band name comes from my AMA racing number, which was 627 , the first song I recorded was about racing MX and it was called Motormouth. We have not released that song commercially yet, but we most definitely will.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I feel like we play stadium rock. I’ve heard it called Alt Rock or Indie Rock, but I’m not really sure how far from the AC/CD formula we really stray. I most certainly feel like the songs we write will be best served when performed in front of an arena sized audience. That’s what is in my head when I’m writing these riffs, is the vision of 50 or 60 thousand people bouncing up and down to the beat. Keep it simple you know? The song Wreckless Soul I wrote about my son, who has always been so non-conformist he conforms to his own rules in sense. The video idea of shipping ourselves to jam just came in my head when we were throwing ideas around and grew from there. I mean Matt lives in Bellingham, several hours drive away, Jason is a plane ride in from Austin Texas every time he comes out, so it actually kind of represents how it feels to be in a band where 3 guys live in different states. I actually have a sequel in mind that I’d like to do for “One Single Night” but that’s a story for another day.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I gave it all up after Five Hoss Cartwrights broke up. I was really disheartened that we could work that hard for so long and just have it all end. It was kind of like an ugly divorce that leaves you thinking you’ll never love again. Playing in worship bands kind of eased me back into the idea of being onstage, but playing other peoples music has never really satisfied me. I watched Drive ON Mak play a few times, and my belly burned bad to get back on stage. Then I saw Muse live in December of 2015 and the fire was lit. I could no longer be a voyeur. The highlight so far was working with my childhood hero, Jack Endino in the studio. You don’t get to make friend with your heroes every day. I’m still super grateful for the friendship that was born out of that experience. He is a really special man.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

The guy who did our video is Steffen Hauglum, of NakedFringeFilms. He has done some great stuff, my favorite being the short film “Harrison” it’s a fantastic use of minimal use of effects or sets, but still makes you feel so much for the characters. It’s also very very strange, so I felt like it was a good creative match. He and I have also become friends and he recently asked me to star in another short film he’s doing called “Refuse”. Much different vibe than “Harrison” but equally as poignant. As for my band, we are anything but serious when hanging out, and everything serious when it comes to writing tunes. When we are on the road we’d be the best candidates for a reality show. On second thought, there wouldn’t be much usable footage left after they edited out all the “F” Bombs and impromptu ballads about Hamster fellatio. We are ridiculous. You should join us sometime you’d really love it.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

We have all been playing live and writing songs since we were teenagers. Jason and I wrote songs together before we were even ten years old. My future goal is to grow this label, this band, this brand into something that I could do full time for a living. I have a day job now that eats up, well, 40 plus hours a week. Imagine how much bigger this could get if I could steer it all day every day. If we had 40 plus hours a week to write songs together instead of going our separate ways to do whatever keeps the lights on.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

It’s how I sort things out. I mean look at Joshua’s Song for example. That was an extremely traumatic thing for me to be involved in. I didn’t really know what to do with those feelings, how to process all of that. Someone died in my arms, a child you know? Could I have been better prepared? Could I have done something differently? Would he still be here if I had? I just kind of packaged all of that up in a song, and after playing it for a few thousand times, I can honestly say I have worked through a lot of that. I know when people don’t or can’t write their own songs, they still use music they hear to do that same thing. So I like the idea of some of them using mine from time to time.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I’ll have to let you know when we have one!

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

I know this world can be a really unfriendly place. It’s pretty inhospitable actually. But when we unite and stick together and have empathy for what one another are going through, you can actually make some pretty great things happen. We are a blue collar working class band, just like you all. We have the same things going on in our lives. Missing out on career advancement, getting dumped or searching for love or acceptance, the beauty of having children and watching them become their own. We feel the same shit you all do. Hang in there, you can recover from failure, you can hold your head up high and have confidence again after experiencing even the worst of shame.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

I always use this quote, I don’t know who said it originally, but I love it. “Don’t quit your daydream”. The reason I like it is, people always tell a starving artist not to quit their day job, and people will tell that same artist when he’s at his day job, that he should never give up on his dreams. That quote sort of sums up both. The reality is, you need to use your day job, the income, the skills it teaches you, the networking, all of that, to fuel your day dream. So you, do both. Were it not for my day job, I wouldn’t own a guitar, or a studio, or have an album available for download anywhere in the world. Having a day job doesn’t prevent you from pursuing your dreams, if anything it finances it.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

Jason and I have been a part of a few projects/releases together. We recorded “Bashitout” with Five Hoss Cartwrights in 1996 on Mothership records and did some touring with the Alternative Tentacles band from Canada, Nomeansno. Jason and I both played on the Victor Cutoff LP “Good Drunk / Bad Drunk” and I also recorded and produced that myself. Matt has about a dozen beautiful acoustic guitar tracks of a sort of “John Mayer” type feel, that we will be releasing on DubSeven eventually, including a gorgeous tribute to the late great Tom Petty, with Matts wonderful alternate arrangement of “Apartment Song”. Mike has recorded and produced a handful of local artists as well, including “Jack and the Ice Cream Man”. He even played on, and produced the Alpine Frequency record. SixTwoSeven has toured the West Coast twice in the last year and a half, ending up in LA on 2 occasions. We are traveling back in January of 2018 to promote the new LP. We have been to Austin and New Mexico in that time as well.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

http://radiocharts.muzooka.com/?s=SixTwoSeven

KAFM – Grand Junction , CO

KALX – Berkley, CA

KAOS – Olympia, WA

KCSS – Turlock, CA

KDHX – St. Louis, MO

KEOL – La Grande, OR

KEUL – Girdwood, AL

KFAI – Minneapolis, MN

KGNU – Boulder, CO

KHSU – Arcata, CA

KLCZ – Lewiston, ID

KMET – Denver, CO

KMUD – Redway, CA

KNON – Dallas, TX

KRFP – Moscow, ID

KRSC – Claremore, OK

KSCL – Shreveport, LA

KSYM – San Antonio, TX

KUOI – Moscow, ID

KVMR – Nevada City, CA

KVRX – Austin, TX

KXUL – Monroe, LA

Radio Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ

WARY – Valhalla, NY

WBNY – Buffalo, NY

WBOR – Brunswick, ME

WCHC – Worcester, MA

WCSF – Joliet, IL

WDWN – Auburn, NY

WEFT – Champaign, IL

WERA – Arlington, VA

WERU – East Orland, ME

WFDU – Teaneck, NJ

WGTB – Washington, DC

WHFR – Dearborn, MI

WHWS – Geneva, NY

WLFR – Galloway, NJ

WMCO – New Concord, OH

WMHB – Waterville, ME

WMMT – Whitesburg, KY

WNIA – Rocky Mount, NC

WRBC – Lewiston, ME

WRRC – Lawrenceville, NJ

WTCC – Springfield, MA

WUMD – North Dartmouth, MA

WUTK – Knoxville, TN

WWSU – Dayton, OH

WWUH – West Hartford, CT

Euterpia Radio – Bordeaux, France

The Bug Cast – South Yorkshire, UK

Idiosyncratic Transmissions – Web

Beyond the Dawn Radio – Web

Front Range Radio – Web

Pure Grain Audio – Web

Alternative Nation – Web

DJ Lucy Show – Japan / Web

Director’s Cut Radio.com – Web

The Mental Nomad – Web

Rough Edge Studios – Web

Ytell Radio – Web

The Shift Radio – Web

Lonely Oak Radio –Web

KCEG Radio – Web

EGH Radio – Web

Nitro Circus

NASCAR

Rob Dyrdeks Ridiculousness

Oprah TV Network

Discovery TV Networks

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Usually Mike or Myself, or Jason or even Matt will come to practice a with a new guitar riff. After kind of hashing out some kind of skeleton we will start jamming the riff. As we are doing that I’m usually singing nonsense improve lyrics into the mic searching for a melody. Eventually I’ll stumble a crossed a melody and every ones faces light up and ill start to repeat it trying out different words. After practice is usually when I’ll sit down with a sheet of paper and actually start scratching out things that make some sense. The studio process kind of varies depending on who our working with, and what the setup is like, Obviously some producers like to do everything live, others like to do one instrument at a time. This last time we did the drums first, with scratch tracks, then one by one laid the others down after. Of course Mike laid all his bass tracks in like one take. Must be nice to be that good.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Foo Fighters, Muse, Royal Blood, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, Weezer.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I have worked with Jack Endino, Drive on Mak, and that’s about it for collaborations of any kind at least as far as SixTwoSeven goes. I’m about to record and produce a record for Zero Harbor, a really young band I just added to the DubSeven Records roster, you’ll be hearing about them a lot. I would love to work with Adam Kennedy from the Welkin Dim (Portland) he’s amazing and so talented, a really warm sweet human too. I’d give up an arm to work out a song with Matt Bellamy (Muse) but I would probably need it in order to hang at his level.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

SixTwoSeven Live with Agent Orange at the Whisky A Go Go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UJlKjfxixY&feature=youtu.be

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SixTwoSeven627

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sixtwoseven627

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SixTwoSeven

www.dubsevenrecords.com

www.facebook.com/sixtwoseven627

www.youtube.com/dubsevenrecords627

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/SixTwoSeven?id=Aagywuo7n3jdmgvrmx23prbpz3i&hl=en

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Some-Others-Day-Sixtwoseven/dp/B01HRA3SP4

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/some-others-day-ep/id1129457373

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/46TRgWnJQ9e6TbvBTFulAm

www.soundcloud.com/sixtwoseven627

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest day hasn’t happened yet. That will be when we open for the Foo Fighters. Until then, I’ll have to settle for recording with Endino. That was really a pinch me moment. The toughest thing I ever had to do was go through an ugly divorce and share my failures with my children. But overcoming that kind of shame and learning to walk with your head held high, was also the most liberating thing I could ever have experienced. I am a different man now, for the better.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Recording and releasing bands that might not otherwise see a spotlight. I meet so many talented musicians all the time, and I may lack the talent they have in their fingers, but I’m a machine when it comes to pushing my stuff. I feel like a could help a lot of artists figure out what the template looks like to make some waves without the help of a major. But with a little cash, that would be so much easier.


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