Interview: Clint Kesinger of Good Times & Company

1.     Competition is rough in the music industry, what is your band doing to grow and continue to reach for success?

We are writing music the way we want and doing things the way we want. Having spent some time in the game and previous management to learn from, we’ve learned creating an original product is a huge part of being competitive and ensuring long term success. We engage with fans on our IG a LOT and understand the importance of social media. It’s a “necessary evil” as Shad calls it. But we are growing and reaching for success by staying true to us and our sound. If we achieve anything of notoriety, we would want it to be because people like us for our who we are as a band.

2.     If someone goes to one of your concerts, what do you think they should know going in?

You should grab a drink and kick it.

3.     What is your dream tour or festival?

Shit, honestly playing that Beach Goth fest with The Growlers would be dope. If we could get The Strokes, Mac Demarco, Cage the Elephant, and like Royal Blood on that would be ideal.

4.     If you could collaborate with any musician, who would you choose?

Probably Julian Casablancas.

5.     Out of every concert you have been to, who are the best live bands?

Panic! At The Disco, Paul McCartney Radiohead, Cage the Elephant,

6.     Who are some of your biggest influences?

The Strokes, Mac Demarco, Royal Blood, Highly Suspect, Arctic Monkeys, The Growlers, The Kooks, Queens of the Stone Age

7.     When did you first start playing music and how did that come together to lead you to where you are today?

When I was about 14, I got out my dad’s Peavey electric guitar and plugged it into his old PA system. I started making noises and was hooked. At the same time, I was going to local shows hosted by Scott Wyatt, a local musician in my small hometown. Me and Shad were from the same town, so I eventually heard he was into playing bass. We gigged all over the place for years in a moderately successful metal band and eventually I started an acoustic act called Good Times. Later as I turned 21, I started gigging around the country and decided to go full band. In 2015 Good times & Company was made official when Kyle and Shad both joined in. Its been a blur after that. We added Keagan after our second release and that brought things up a notch. Each year seems to get a little crazier.

8.     What are your plans for the rest of the year for the band?

We are releasing new music very soon and finding a new drummer. This new music is something we are very proud of, we think you will enjoy it very much! We plan on dropping a new album and hitting some key points in the country where we have been getting some great responses already. Hope to get across the pond sometime too.

Follow the band through their Facebook and website.

Special thanks to Rogue PR and Clint for this interview.

 

 

 

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