Ghosts of Sunset 03.05.23
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences Ghosts of
Sunset is a rock n roll band with roots in 1980s “hair metal”, but our influences
really range from that genre, to the roots of rock n roll like Elvis and Little Richard,
to pop-punk, classic punk rock, power pop and more. Where a good song is, that’s
where we’re looking for inspiration.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from? A mix of real life,
peppered in with artistic license. Gotta be somewhat familiar with the emotions
you’re trying to convey.
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ? My partner Todd Long
and I have varied tastes. That would be impossible to answer. Plus, it changes day
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2023 Touring is logistically impossible for us
at this time, but we’re always researching how to make it happen.
MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring. When Todd and I toured in our
previous band, I loved meeting people and talking about music. Sharing things we
loved. The worst for me was I was an active alcoholic at the time so my health was
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies. Oh man, I’d love
to spend time with Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, or a similar band. I’m looking for adults
that would be a good hang and I could learn something from. Partying all night
and getting blasted is a thing of the past for me, so I would be looking to develop
some solid friendships.
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own)
and why. I saw a band called the Tragically Hip in a small club here in Michigan. In their home
country they’re like Pearl Jam big, so the room was filled with passionate, excited Canadians
and since they were getting to see the band in such an intimate setting, it felt extra special.
Grown men were crying.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with? If you
mean with the band, I’m just so grateful we’ve found an audience that loves this
style of music.
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time. Revolver by the Beatles,
and Exile on Mainstreet by the Rolling Stones.
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have
people watching you? I played with a local band when I was around 17. I was
super nervous. On the first break, the other, much older guitarist came up to me
and said, “man, you suck”. That was a humbling first taste.
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall. All the
80s stuff. Motley, Ratt, Jovi, Billy Sqiuer, Sammy Hagar, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest.
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other
person Black Sabbath. Zeppelin is in there too.
MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
Making good music.
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why? I keep
thinking we’d do good Faster Pussycat or Enuff Znuff covers.
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band. If you appreciate well-
written, narrative driven songs, we’ve got your number. Plus we add some
swagger and glitter when needed.
MM: Four words to describe the band
Melodic, intelligent, swaggering rock.
Final Words for your fans and our readers. So much gratitude for those who have
given us a chance, got on board, and committed to the journey. We’re enjoying
sharing this ride with everyone. We keep connecting with other music fanatics and
it feels great.