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15

MOTLEY TOO –A Tribute Band/Interview

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MOTLEY TOO Band

What is your name, and name your group/band/act?

Jay Fisher Kerry. In Hollywood they call me JFK.  Motley Too. Tribute to Motley Crue

Where are the artists from?  What is their talent in the group?

I am the singer of Motley Too. I am from Seattle Washington. The guitarist and drummer Chris and Danny Burkholder twins and they are from Idaho. My bassist Cat Jackson is from Minnesota.

How did the band get the name?

Originally the first edition of the band my bassist insisted on calling the band Sons of Satan. It was a reference made of Motley Crue and can be seen on the cover of a Decade of Decadence, a cd Motley Crue released. However I shared with him that maybe not it wasn’t such a good name since I believe a Tribute band name consist of two possible choices one being a name of the song or  different slant of the Band name itself.  I suggested if he liked Sons of Satan, we can call the band Children of the Beast which is a name of an instrumental on Motley Crue’s Album Shout at the Devil. When that band decided not to open up for Motley Crue in Vegas I decided to quit the band. I was infuriated with the situation. And I was on fire. I decided to call the band Red Hot also a song title off Shout at the Devil album. My playing in Vegas I decided to Change the name once again. I found the Name Red Hot could be construed as Menu item or possible a porno site. John Lucas a bassist who also plays in a band called Kottak with Drummer of the Scorpions James Kottak who sings and plays guitar. And ironically the drummer in this act is sister of Tommy Lee, Athena Lee. Who still emails me and says she has not seen my band yet. John my Bassist thought a great name for a Motley Crue tribute would be Motley Too. I felt that people seeing the name Motley Too would simply be associated with none other than a tribute band and would not mistaken for a Menu item such as name Red Hot.

How would you describe your music/art/entertainment for the public audience if they have never seen you before? .

There is one important point the band always makes clear that we  are simply paying homage to our heroes and we simply love to play old and new Motley Crue songs and you can witness the amazingly realistic, power-packed performance of the stage show. I believe no Motley Crue tribute band captures the note for note performance and feel of vintage Motley Crue like our band Motley Too.

Everyone loves a celebrity so what advice do you have for the youth of today?

If you gain any popularity remember that everyone is equal. I seen a lot of people going up the ladder of success and forget people who they once knew. Those are sometimes the same people who climb that ladder as well and they can easily forget you. So remember to be kind at any cost.

What does your family think of your performance and do they support you?

My Mother has always been supportive. Which I think is astounding! It’s a hard road. I remember reading about a Nikki Sixx article stating that his grandmother told Nikki to get a real job. He then brought his grandmother to view the three 40 ft semi’s that contained the groups equipment. She had no idea how successful he was.

What has been your strong influence to continue performing?

This is what I call the recession of music. I don’t think music has the same spark or flair as it did in the 80’s. I was prepared to bow out gracefully and discontinue performing in my original bands. A friend of mine Brent Fitz at the time played in Vince Neil’s solo band. He suggested I meet Vince. I asked him why? He said he thought I would be great to audition for the Motley Crue Movie. I decided to put a tribute band together to help me prepare for the movie audition. The Motley movie has not yet been produced. This is slight setback; I believe that Nikki Sixx wants this Motley movie in production. And I believe what Nikki Sixx wants Nikki Sixx gets. And by the way I was introduced to Vince. He was very genuine and down to earth. I felt we really connected.

Does anyone in particular influence your artistic/musical talent?

Contrary to popular believe people think I must be influenced by Vince Neil. Actually my biggest hero has been Nikki Sixx.  I very awe struck by him. I fascinated by him since I was a kid. He is king of rule breaking!  I admire people who shape their world around them and the world does not shape them.

If you could perform with anyone in the world, either dead or alive who would it be? Why?

Like I said we had a opportunity to play with Motley Crue and that slipped through our hands. I would have to say I would like to perform and open up for Motley Crue. I would also of course audition for the Motley Movie.

What is the furthest show from your home that you have done?

Minnesota and Mexico

Do you have any video links where people can see you?

http://music.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=music.singleplaylist&friendid=403509485&plid=25577

To watch video now click link below

http://www.youtube.com/v/sVr0wDxzWU8&hl=en&fs=1&

Do you have a website of any type?  Please feel free to add any other information you want to share with the public audience/readers.

www.myspace.com/motleytoo

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