The Carroll News sat down with Andrew Minor from the local band “Purveyors of Fiction” for an exclusive interview. Here’s what he had to say:
The Carroll News: What are all the names of your band members, and what do you play?
Andrew Minor: Nick Pecone is on bass and vocals, Luke Heberle plays the drums and myself on guitar.
The CN: How can a reader get your music?
AM: We have it on our website, or if you’d like a hard copy, email purveyorsoffiction@gmail for contact information.
The CN: What music do you have and what you are working on?
AM: We have an EP called “Invisible Ink” and we’re working on another right now as we speak.
The CN: Tell me about your bandmates.
AM: Luke is one of the coolest guys I’ve ever met, and the guy is just on another planet. He’s probably the quietest person I know but he’s also one of the most genuine. Nick is the polar opposite; he’s a frontman with an in-your-face sense of humor and a really rad dude to be around. We are all so different but find a common ground with our music, and the result is something we are all really proud of.
The CN: Any funny stories?
AM: Nick almost passed out from dehydration during one of our songs on our very first show as a band. We poured some water on his head and now he’s all better. Also one time or another Luke has forgotten his cymbals, snare drum and/or bass drum to practice, so we have had plenty of practices without a full drumset. Also, when we went into record for our EP “Invisible Ink,” my guitar broke a string, and I had to retune another guitar because I had forgotten my strings.
The CN: What else have you worked on in the past?
AM: This is my real first project that has ever gotten out of the “jamming in the basement” phase. I’ve played with a whole bunch of people but there was never enough dedication.
The CN: How big are you trying to make this band?
AM: As big as we can be while staying true to ourselves and our commitments.
The CN: Are you going to try to get your music on WJCU?
AM: Of course, if they’ll play it.
The CN: When is your next show?
AM: March 1 at the Agora Ballroom for “The Approach and the Execution’s” CD release show.
The CN: What are some of your influences?
AM: Queens of the Stone Age, the Misfits, Nick Cave and Tom Waits.
–Interview by Alexis McNichol