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

SOIL

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

Chicago, IL Interview with Tim King (bassist, backing vox)

Afresh: How did the band get the name?

It came up at a rehearsal from one of the members and we stuck with it.

Afresh: What instrument do you play now? (If applicable)

Bass

Afresh: What (who) does your act/art consist of?

4 members (bass, lead vox, guitar, drums)

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

Hard Rock with a touch of metal

Afresh: If you had to describe your music in three or four words, what would you call it?

Dirty Chicago MF’s

Afresh: Give me some details about the group/act/art?

Formed in 1997. Signed to Clive Davis’s J Records in 2001. Released 5 albums. “Scars” being most popular with the radio smash hit HALO

Afresh: What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?) Life, relationships, and emotions

Afresh: How long have you been performing live or making art?

Since 1997

Afresh: If you had to categorize your music, what genre would it best fit?

(Name up to three) Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Rock

Afresh: What do you feel distinguishes “an artist” from just a musician?

An artist creates their own music. A musician just follows what others have done.

Afresh: Where did you meet your group and how long have you been together now?

SOIL was formed from our previous death metal band Oppressor

Afresh: What are your immediate music career goals? (Next 1 to 3 years.)

Finish touring on the new album “Picture Perfect”, write a new record.

Afresh: What has been the biggest challenge for you or the group?

The struggling music industry and the economy.

Afresh: You’ve heard of the term “starving artists” before, how do you cope with major obstacles?

It’s all about how bad you want it!

Afresh: Do you feel the economic crunch has hurt the industry, or do you have some other promotional tips to help support your music? V

ery much so. It is slowly killing touring and merchandise. Record sales are a thing of the past. Everyone steals music now.

Afresh: Who is your fan/customer? Do you have a fan club or street team?

Kids and adults aged 12-40. Of course we have a street and e-team

Afresh: Art & Music has an impact on both young and old. Everyone loves a celebrity, so what advice do you have for the youth of today?

Don’t give up on your dreams. Don’t get pregnant! Kids ruin your life if you are young having them.

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

We give 100% each and every time we play

Afresh: What is your stance on how to get the public to support “live music” and see the shows? Any ideas???

Come to the shows and support. Stop sitting at home on the internet!!

Afresh: Thinking back, did your family carry on the same musical/artistic interests?

My great grandfather was first chair violinist for the Chicago symphony orchestra.

Afresh: Do you have your own favorite type of music and is it any different from what you play now?

Rock and metal have always been my favs

Afresh: Do you have other interests or talents you would like to share with us?

I love salt water aquariums and have a huge interest in marine biology

Afresh: What has been your strong influence to continue performing?

There is no other feeling that compares to playing a live show or creating music.

Afresh: How do you rate your live performance ability? Do you feel better performing live or in the studio?

I’m definitely a fan of live shows. That is my fav part.

Afresh: Does anyone in particular influence your artistic/musical talent?

Nikki Sixx has always been an inspiration to me

Afresh: Who does most of the song writing/art/literature? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Adam (guitar) and me write the riffs and our vocalist writes the lyrics.

Afresh: What image do you think your music conveys and why did you choose this type of image for your music?

It just felt natural. We do what we feel. That is our image.

Afresh: Someone once said write what you would want to perform over and over. With that in mind, what song do you love to perform the most?

Halo is still my fav to perform.

Afresh: If you had to change one thing about your music/group what do you feel would be the best change to benefit the group overall and why?

We have been around long enough to be in our niche. But if I could go back in time I’d do a few things differently.

Afresh: Where would you like to see yourself within the next five years as an artist? What are your long-term career goals?

Still making music and touring. Regardless of what when and with who.

Afresh: Have you ever had any strange or stalker type fans that you are aware of? How does it affect the closeness you have with your fans, media, etc. now?

Yes many. It can get creepy, but it’s flattering at the same time.

Afresh: While getting ready to perform have you ever been interrupted by fans who snuck in to the dressing room/rehearsal? How did you handle this.

Sure. You just politely ask them to step out and then go see them after the show.

Afresh: Tell us about your most embarrassing moment if you care to share it with us?

Falling on your ass during a set is usually the worst. It’s hard to get up and look cool after that.

Afresh: What has been the most bizarre thing (thrown) on the stage with you? How did you react?

A teddy bear. I have no idea why someone would carry that to a rock show!

Afresh: What is your wildest story with the group?

Way too many to mention. Probably doing beer bongs with an oxygen mask attached to our faces and then destroying an abandoned restaurant that the bus was parked next to,

Afresh: What has been the worst nightmare for the group? How did you get through it all?

Losing members. That always takes a hit to the band.

Afresh: What are your up-to-date performance plans? New releases? Tours? News?

Many more dates coming up. Visit www.myspace.com/soil for updates.

Afresh: If you could perform with anyone in the world, either dead, alive, or broke-up who would it be? Why? (Name up to three)
Motley Crue. They are my fav band.

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

Australia

Afresh: How do you feel about file swapping?

I’m against any bootlegging!

Afresh: Have you been involved in any benefit performances?

What was it and how did you become involved? Many, the most recent was a dimebag benefit show. I played a couple Pantera songs with members of Staind and slipknot.

Afresh: How do you think you would like to be remembered by everyone if something were to happen to you suddenly?

I’d like to hope so!

Afresh: If you had only five minutes on earth to perform one song that could leave a great impact on the world today, what song would you perform and why did you choose this particular piece?

Probably the song Surround. It just speaks to me.

Afresh: As an artist, is there anything special you hope to be able to accomplish?

I’d like to get a multi platinum album.

Afresh: Thinking back to the very beginning of the band, how do your feel about your performance today and it is much different for you now than when you first started performing.

It’s night and day. I’ve definitely come into my own as a bassist and as a personality.

Afresh: When things seem to go negatively at times, how do you turn things into something positive?

Get rid of members…lol….

Afresh: What do you attribute to your “drive as an artist”?

The passion for the music and my devotion to the fans to not be a “cookie cutter hero”, I hate it when bands put out 1 or 2 albums and disappear. Fans want a band they can wrap their arms around and hang onto for a long time.

Afresh: As an artist, how would you define SUCCESS?

Being happy with yourself and what you do is success

Afresh: If you had to think of a slogan that could leave a positive impact for everyone what would your slogan be?

Live your life

Afresh: Do you currently have an agent, endorsement, record label, sponsor, etc.?

Yes many

Afresh: Have you recorded any previous CD’s or posted any audio files on the Internet? (What type of recording process did you use? Who produced your recording?) If you have a current CD released, how long did the process take for you to do from start to finish?

Yes many

Afresh: Are there any other “behind the scene” secrets, tips, or additional information you would like to share with our readers?

Practice

Afresh: Is this your first on-line interview or do you have some other articles/stories about you posted somewhere for public viewing? Have you had any previous print or broadcast media exposure or reviews?

We’ve been a band for 13 years and sold a million records worldwide, so yes we have been in more press than can be counted.

Afresh: Do you have a demo or press kit, (including an Electronic Press Kit …an EPK), or any other promotional materials that you could send to us for a future review also?

We have many albums out.

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

Yes

Afresh: Do you have a website of any type? (Name all options)

www.myspace.com/soil

Just for fun!

Without music, I would be_____in hawaii__.

Music is _____life.

My music makes me feel ______good_.

I write the songs because __Ihave to release my artistic fire__.

Support music because ___if you don’t it will be gone_.

Afresh: We want to extend our warm wishes for your success and thank you for the awesome interview. We hope we can attend one of your shows soon so keep us informed on your updates!

MORE ABOUT SOIL:

A note from the band:

We need YOUR help!!

We need the SOiL army’s help to request the new SOiL song on 95.1 Wiilrock. If you want to hear the new SOiL song SURROUNDED, Please call or email a request to play the song at:

Studio Lines: 800-223-9510
http://www.95wiilrock.com

Soil has produced five albums since they have been performing as a group.  Their INDIE label is:  BIELER BROS RECORDS

Genre: Alternative / Metal / Rock

Location Pompano Beach, Florida, US

and their booking agent is:  Dan Devita

Current listing of albums include:

PICTURE PERFECT
Released: 2009
Buy Now On:
iTunes | Amazon
Best Buy | Rhapsody

TRUE SELF
Released: 2006
Buy Now On:
iTunes | Amazon
Best Buy | Rhapsody
RE-DEFINE
Released: 2004
Buy Now On:
iTunes | Amazon
Best Buy | Rhapsody
SCARS
Released: 2001
Buy Now On:
iTunes | Amazon
Best Buy | Rhapsody
THROTTLE JUNKIES
Released: 1999
Buy Now On:
iTunes | Amazon
Best Buy
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/soil#ixzz10NBGRSjJ

Thanks for doing an exclusive interview for Afresh Annie of Afresh Entertainment Magazine. Thanks for your support, and we hope you will tell everyone to read this article.

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Best regards….The staff of AFRESH ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE MAGAZINE & TV

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