We had the good fortune of connecting with The Banned and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi The Banned, what do you attribute your success to?
As broad as it is, motivation and drive are the leading factors in our success. If we all weren’t as passionate about music as we are, we wouldn’t be where we are right now. Being surrounded by people who genuinely care so much about making music together makes the experience 100 times more thrilling and productive for us. It’s the best feeling knowing that we are all doing what we love together, and it pays off.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Literally just a few years ago, we were all just a bunch of kids banging on instruments. Now, we’re here today with a whole music video and playing gigs regularly around Houston. We overcome a lot of our challenges by collaborating with each other. When we are writing original music, sometimes we all have different ideas, but we come together and create cohesive tunes, and the end results really show our incredible musicality and determination as well as our abilities.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
One of our favorite places to play is Acadia Bar & Grill on FM 1960. Even if we aren’t the ones playing, it’s still a great place to hang out with friends, eat some good food, and watch other live performances every night.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We would like to dedicate this to our incredibly eye-opening mentor, Glen Ackerman. His unyielding demand for excellence has pushed us to become the musicians we are today. None of this would be possible without him!
Glen Ackerman, Juan Hron, Magik Studios