New Jersey Rock Band; The Black Clouds release “Photograph”…set for major US tour; Exclusive Interview

The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions
The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions
The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions

I’m so happy that we were able to interview with The Black Clouds. These guys are amazing one more fine example of how our independent artists are making waves and earning raves in the music industry by doing things their way and staying true to their core values with their music. In this exclusive interview with The Black Clouds we touched on the more personal side of this powerful New Jersey rock band who are currently working on a massive US tour.

Lyrics N Legends:

Did you all grow up together or did you meet later in life after you found music as a career choice?

The Black Clouds:
We’ve all known each other for a really long time and have played in a number of projects together throughout the years. When we got this band together that’s when things clicked and we knew this was what we really wanted to do.

Born in 2004 on the streets of New Jersey this outstanding rock band will impress the best. Setting the bar high for future undertakings these four guys, it seems, are set for a bright future, they have paid their dues.

Recently completing the latest recording “After All”, with iconic rock producer Jack Endino from Seattle. “After All” was recorded at the Foo Fighters Studio 606 in LA and mixed and mastered at the Soundhouse in Seattle. Their 2008 self recorded, produced and funded debut LP “Wishing Well” was also mixed by seasoned rock producer Jack Endino.

Lyrics N Legends:
The music industry can at times…show no mercy for independent artists trying to make a living doing what they love to do. What advice would you give to fresh and green independent artists about sticking it out? Also,,what would you say to all those who have been plugging but haven’t hit the mark yet?

The Black Clouds:
Don’t expect anybody to fund you. Get a job and fund it yourself if you really believe in it. Focus on what you know is good. The best music comes from people who care more about the music that what it’s going to do for them.

The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions
The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions

 

Their untiring commitment to this self funded project and the rigorous touring has truly reaped the rewards. They perform every live show as if it’s the last and their dedication is pay off.

Lyrics N Legends:
Any thoughts on ever doing anything differently?

The Black Clouds:
Not really. We’re happy with the progression that we’ve seen and where things are at.

The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions
The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions

These guys have no aspirations of ever doing anything different. Music is in the blood and in the hearts of these guys and it shows to the fans and the executives as this new EP is shooting toward a number status.

The Black Clouds are a hard rock alternative rock band from New Jersey USA and are comprised of guitarist and vocalist Dan Matthews, guitarist Neil Hayes, bassist Gary Moses
and drummer Cory King, and they are coming to a town near you very soon.

Their accolades include headlining for Stone Pony in Asbury Park, headlining at Mercury Lounge in NYC completed a 25 show tour in the US in 30 days. They were nominated by Asbury Music Awards for best album in 2008 and top rock band in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2013 they won Elephant Talk Le Grande Fromage Award.

Don’t miss out. Enjoy and be sure to follow The Black Clouds. For more information on these amazing musicians please visit the following sites below and enjoy the conclusion of our exclusive interview.

Conclusion:

Lyrics N Legends:
What is your favorite past time when not jamming out with the best of the best?

The Black Clouds:
Relaxing and hanging out with family and friends.

Three hard hitting rules the guys live by:

Quote: Play Loud…….Play hard…….and leave every post modern music trend quivering in the dust….

The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions
The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions

Lyrics N Legends:
Will there be a European tour in the works…if so when?

The Black Clouds:
We hope so. It’s really expensive. We’re working on trying to figure that out now. Wanna fund it???

Lyrics N Legends:
Whats the craziest thing you’ve ever been asked to autograph? ……..try to keep it clean for me fellows…..

The Black Clouds:
The fact that we’ve been asked to autograph anything is really a crazy notion in itself. There was a boob once.. He was really happy.

Lyrics N Legends:
Who would you say has been your biggest inspiration and when did you realize this is what you wanted to do beyond all other jobs you could have ever had?

The Black Clouds:

 

The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions
The Black Clouds courtesy of Independent Music Promotions

We’ve had inspiration to play music from other artists, but what inspires us the most to play in this band and make it a career choice, besides our really supportive and patient families, is each other. The fact that we believe in it enough to spend the time recording and touring over and over again, is what keeps us going.

We are so happy to give you this short introduction to one of 2015’s up and coming rock bands to watch. I think you’ll find them on the top of the charts very soon.

For more information on The Black Clouds please visit:

Websites:
Website: http://www.TheBlackClouds.com
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheBlackClouds (Place to buy our music)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackcloudsofficial
Instagram: https://instagram.com/blackcloudsofficial/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/theblackclouds
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/blackcloudsnj
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/theblackclouds
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-black-clouds
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-black-clouds/id274532245
Jango: http://www.jango.com/music/The+Black+Clouds?l=0
LastFM: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Black+Clouds

About Sherryl Craig 385 Articles
Sherryl is a Senior Writer and Assistant Editor with Nashville Music Guide and her blog, Lyrics N Legends has been featured since 2012. Her articles has graced the cover and have appeared as feature stories in the NMG print edition. She is also a member of WMMW, Women of Music Music of Women, a non-profit organization in support of women in the music industry. WMMW also appears here in Nashville Music Guide.

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