Listen to the new song from Brothers Gow – Down On My Luck
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
We all went to high school together in Tucson (Carson moved there in 10th grade) and we formed the band in Flagstaff in 2007. We built up a great following throughout Arizona and Oregon, but never really played in California. Arizona was great, but we wanted to move to a more populated area and decided San Francisco would be a good fit. 10 months later, here we are.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
We are going on a 7 date summer tour through Southern California and back through Arizona (Flagstaff, Tucson, Phoenix) so come out and see a show near you! We are also in the process of pre-tracking for our next album so keep a look out!
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
“Down on my Luck” is a great song to listen to in any mood or setting. We have been playing it since we first started and it has grown into a favorite song of ours and for many of our fans. It’s got an awesome, thumping beat, great vocals, amazing guitars and is a song that is unique to itself every time it is played live. So, come check it out for yourself!!
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
Our music is very diverse from the normal “rock” band. We tend to mix up the genres we play, taking influences from all members of the band. This creates an awesome fusion of rock, funk, reggae, progressive jamming, and electronic hip-hop beats.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Being able to get your music out to wide audiences and getting new gigs. We would love to work with a good booking agent or manager who is well respected and known in the business who can help us further our career.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Moving from Arizona to California and re-establishing ourselves as a band in the Bay area has been somewhat difficult. We needed to break into a bigger market and the San Francisco area just seemed like a good fit for our sound and personalities. So far we love it and look forward to the future here!
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Be careful of the people who are just in it for the money. Don’t sell your soul away by signing contracts that hurt your band rather than help. Also, don’t spend the nights paycheck at the bar. We luckily found that lesson out quickly.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Keep refining your music, play as many gigs as possible and have fun with what you’re doing. Do what you love and love what you do.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Our bass player, Carson Church, invested in a gourmet mobile food truck dubbed “The Gow Chow” in late 2011. Since then, brothers gow chow (which is the full name of the truck) has been serving up delicious southwestern fare such as Sonoran Hot Dogs and Burrito Burgers while promoting the band to every customer we serve food to. The band helps run the truck when at events and it is a fun way to get out there and promote for upcoming gigs!
Where can people visit you?
People can visit us at brothersgow.com for tour dates and music or brothersgowchow.com if you’re hungry! We will be aggressively touring up and down the West Coast this year so make sure you come out and see a live show! You will not be disappointed!!!