What was the biggest fun during the making of the last album?
There was a lot of fun that went on during the making of this album-both large and small. What was the biggest? As a band, we like to laugh so I enjoyed the jokes and random comments that were shared during downtime in the studio. For most of them, you had to be there, but trust me, if you had been, you would have thought to yourself, “This band is hilarious.”
If we want to know you, which song do we have to listen to? And why?
Since you’re only reading this, you’re unable to see me deep in thought, stroking my chin as I ponder the hefty ramifications to this answer…. Hmmm…well, I’d have to go with a song from what I refer to as “The classic Beach Boys era”—Kokomo. I choose this song mainly because it taught me the most valuable of life lessons: If you want to woo a young lady, refer to her as “pretty mama” as much as humanly possible. Fellas, it works Every. Single. Time.
Oh wait…you wanted a Nobility song? On The Sly. It’s our latest single. Check it out.
The music industry has changed a lot (or so they say). What did it bring you? And what not?
As a child, if I wanted to hear a song, I had one option—call my local disc jockey, request “Buffalo Stance” by Neneh Cherry and wait patiently by my radio for the next 3 hours. If I was on my toes that day, I’d have a boom box sitting on play/record so I could avoid this ritual the next time I had a hankering to hear the song. In an attic somewhere sit cassette tapes, filled with hours of late 80s/early 90s Top 40 songs with a DJ talking over the beginning and end. And if you wanted to own certain albums back then this was your only means of attaining them:
Curious : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ISe0fdoaPs
But what if Spotify had existed? I wouldn’t have had to waste all that time waiting to hear one crappy song, wading through hours of Madonna and Color Me Badd in the process. I could have studied more and actually made something of myself. Great. Now I’m depressed. What was the question? Oh…right. The new Nobility album is easily accessible through iTunes and Spotify, but I highly encourage you to experience life the way your ancestors did and request it on your local radio station. You may want to bring something to read.
Who is the best musician in the world nobody has heard of yet?
I have to go with Reggie Mantle. This guy is an absolute beast on the bass. He drops the low end on a song called Sugar Spice…breathtaking. Sharp dresser to boot.
She tells you she will decide on a 5-song-mix tape if there is going to be a second date. Which 5 would you put on?
What kind of a girl gives you a mix-tape ultimatum after one date? I’m not 100% sure I’d put up with this. I’m assuming I was a gentleman on the first date and that I paid for dinner, opened car doors, etc. Who is she to start demanding I make her a mix tape? This relationship is off to a sketchy start. Having said that, one can assume that if I summoned the nerve to ask her out, I’m fairly attracted to her and am thus prone to surrender to any whim she might have. CURSE YOU!!!! CURSE YOU, ATTRACTIVE WOMEN!!! WE’RE POWERLESS AGAINST YOU!!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!
Here are my songs:
1. Tell Him / Hello
2. One More Night / Phil Collins
3. Got My Mind Set On You / George Harrison
4. Magnet and Steel/ Walter Egan
5. Basketball / Kurtis Blow (It’s a good idea to not be overly predictable at this point in the courtship)
What’s up for the next couple of months?
The Nobility are about to play several shows in support of Ashford Castle, but if you are unable to attend one, let us know. We’ll send you the setlist so you can make a playlist on Spotify and pretend you were there. If there are any zany mishaps, we’ll be sure to pass those along so you can recreate those too. Don’t worry, because you’re not experiencing the show live, you’ll receive a 15% discount on admission.