Today WMWC (Jeremy, Zach and I) got the opportunity to interview Gym Class Heroes. The band is probably most well known for their hit Cupid’s Chokehold, but their set list tonight consisted of equally impressive tunes like Cookie Jar, Clothes Off!, and Live a Little. This is a band that excels in in both the recording booth and live shows; you need to check them out if you haven’t already.
Although we got off to a rough start, Disashi Lumumba-Kasongowe and Matt McGinley put us at ease with their calm demeanor and quick wit and we all bonded over College Humor, Busta Rhymes, and Justin Bieber. Disashi, guitarist and vocals, and Matt, drums and percussion, spend almost half an hour speaking with us about their music, influences, and pre-show rituals. Check out the interview here:
Gym Class Heros Interview: Disashi Lumumba-Kasongon and Matt McGinley
After the show, Marc de Jesus and Eric Roberts stepped off the stage to meet the fans, and I got a chance to speak with them as well. Sadly, I had no such luck with Travis McCoy, but he put on a great show none the less.
I’d like to give special thanks to all the people who helped us make the interview happen: Kelly McWilliam, Paul Horvath, Joe Mollo, and Zach Fichter.