New Jersey Stage Issue 75 - Page 63

tom seven . I think when people see the cello live , they are a bit taken aback , but after a few songs , I can usually get the crowd on board . We ’ re happy to exploit the uniqueness of the instrument in our marketing , but I definitely want to make it clear that we love basses .
Given Calvin ’ s classical chops , would the band experiment more with the cello beyond rock and pop , like The Beatles with the help of George Martin ? Calvin : Oh , boy . Thinking about working with George Martin just gives me chills . I love The Beatles and think they deserve all the hype they have . I definitely have a desire to eventually branch out and release songs with lush orchestration , but the music we ’ re writing now plays into our youthfulness and makes for very highenergy shows . Also , from a financial perspective , trying to write conservative instrumentation helps us save on touring as we can tour with just the three of us and not have to pay extra musicians .

tom seven . I think when people see the cello live , they are a bit taken aback , but after a few songs , I can usually get the crowd on board . We ’ re happy to exploit the uniqueness of the instrument in our marketing , but I definitely want to make it clear that we love basses .

Given Calvin ’ s classical chops , would the band experiment more with the cello beyond rock and pop , like The Beatles with the help of George Martin ? Calvin : Oh , boy . Thinking about working with George Martin just gives me chills . I love The Beatles and think they deserve all the hype they have . I definitely have a desire to eventually branch out and release songs with lush orchestration , but the music we ’ re writing now plays into our youthfulness and makes for very highenergy shows . Also , from a financial perspective , trying to write conservative instrumentation helps us save on touring as we can tour with just the three of us and not have to pay extra musicians .

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