Saturday, March 28, 2009

Interview with Cromwell

Who: Cromwell
What: In concert
Where: Barrie's at the Westwood Mall, Pocatello, ID - map
When: Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
How Much: $7 at the door

Also playing at the New Song Underground, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2nd, 2009, 5:00 p.m.

Kenny Russell- Vocals / Keys
Markus Estrada- Guitar
Scott Deloyer- Bass
Marty Elliott- Drums

"Over the past few years, Cromwell has emerged as a veritable juggernaut among the hordes of rock acts in the Southern California area, contending for the same end. What sets them apart, though, is a keen determination and a sound/image that is tighter than…well, let’s get our minds out of the gutter. Suffice to say, it’s tight. Their fan-base is rabid (just check out the tattoos on their MySpace page), and the people immediately surrounding the band all attest to Cromwell’s unwavering dedication to their goal." ~ Cromwell

I asked Kenny Russell, vocalist for Cromwell, a few questions about their music, their upcoming appearance in Pocatello and just music in general.

SLG: Describe your music and what are some of your fans' favorite songs? Can you explain in what way do you most appeal to your fans?

KR: Its kind of hard to describe our genre of music. I would say - melodic hard rock. Our 3 best crowd pleasing songs are Better Days, Cry, and Almost Midnight. All of them off of Illusion and Obsession CD. We appeal to our fans musically because what we play is diverse from a lot of other bands out there. Our music goes from one extreme to the next; its not repetitive. As far as appealing to them in our live show, it would be the crowd response and energy. Like most bands, we get hyped from our crowd and feed off them.

Formed some four years ago, Cromwell is based in Rialto, California, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles.

We dont like to brag. But we love playing the Whiskey A Go Go and The Key Club, both Hollywood, CA venues. We will be playing our first show in the Pocatello area on April 3rd @ Ball Brothers, and we are very excited to be coming to town!

SLG: Describe your concert. What can ppl expect if they come to this show?

KR: Well it is Friday April 3rd @ the Ball Brothers' new venue. It starts at 7 p.m.; the cost is $7 dollars. We are playing with Kill the Mockingbird, Riots of Eighty and Aaron Ball's Somewhere in the Middle. For other show info you can go to our myspace music page - or the venue's site which is You can expect us to be there with a smile on our faces and plenty of Cougar groupies.

SLG: Any comments about the local live music scene, the music industry in general? What do you think is the best way to get your music out there?

KR: There are many amazing bands coming out of the local music scene. There are tons of them also coming out of California; we were glad to be one of them. The music industry is cut throat and saturated, but it seems like new doors are opening everyday. My opinion as far as the best way of getting your music out there is touring!

SLG: Will you have CD's or more for sale at the show?

KR: Yes we will have two CD's, one EP and one LP and also some merchandise, shirts, stickers, hoodies, etc.

SLG: What's the best way for fans to stay in contact you? Myspace? or another website?

MySpace is the best way. We still run our own MySpace, we love to talking to new fans and friends so feel free to write us any time!


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