The Grey Agents

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

Brian Cottrill- vocals, guitar

Bob Workman- drums

Phil Wyatt- sax, vocals

John Farmer- bass, vocals

Davin Seamon- keyboards

All born in West Virginia, USA.

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

All band members are veteran musicians who have played in a variety of bands.  Styles liked and played are everything from jazz, to rock to prog and punk.  The band is The Grey Agents.

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

The song is about the 1931 serial murders in Quiet Dell, West Virginia, USA.  Harry Powers put out lonely hearts ads and married widows and took their money and killed them.  The band went back to the site of the murder farm to shoot the video.

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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.

The band faces the challenges of being an original band in small town West Virginia and releasing their own CDs.

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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 song was recorded at songwriter Brian Cottrill’s home studio about one mile from the murder farm.  Daniel Raines used his skill as a photographer to shoot the video with help from Anita Cottrill.  Keyboardist Davin Seamon created the string arrangements and orchestral parts to create an epic feel.

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

Our goal is to create great music without the restraints of a record label or marketers telling us how to do it.

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

Brian is inspired by the world around him and great songwriters like Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Ian Hunter and Graham Parker.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

We don’t know that.

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

Thanks for listening!!

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

Work hard.

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

While the musicians are veteran musicians with many years of experience, the band is three years young and has only released one CD. The critical reviews of the first album were very positive.

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

Brian Cottrill and John Farmer write most of the songs. Sometimes the whole band writes together.  Most songs are recorded live in the studio with 3-5 band members playing live at the same time.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

The Beatles. Tom Petty.  Bruce Springsteen.  Ian Hunter.  Warren Zevon.

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

http://TheGreyAgents.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheGreyAgentsMusic

https://twitter.com/theGreyAgents

http://instagram.com/thegreyagents/

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcJ3e0KPSYcArMo1ooWzMeqRetM2caHx8

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest days are when our children were born.  Saddest days were when someone we loved died.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

On guitars, drums, and recording gear!!!

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