Listen to the new song from Dearest Pinky – Behind the Lines of Reason
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Dearest Pinky hails from Boston, Massachusetts. I grew up just outside of Boston so this will always be my base. I got to where I am today by working with various session players and spending years on developing my solo album Blood and Scars.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
As of right now I am working hard on promoting this album and expanding on my already awesome fan base. We have been planning a potential tour in Europe since our album has seen lots of airplay and has had a positive response there.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
We really love our tune Slip Your Lie. We went in a different direction with this tune and went for a more European symphonic metal kind of feel. We had a blast recording and performing it! We also are promoting the tune Behind the Lines of Reason. This tune features guitarist and vocalist Mark Cherone who is no stranger to the Boston scene. It also features brilliant guitar work from Berklee college of Music professor Scott Tarulli. Strangely for me, both Scott and Mark were former teachers of mine so of course this tune is dear to me and it thrills me that it has recieved airplay in Europe. We also are promoting the tune Bleed Like Mine and Last Stop.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
I think what makes us different from many other bands out there is our sound. I know it sounds cliche, but its true. We spent an extreme amount of time to track down and use vintage instruments to get that old school rock sound. We spent lots of time creating authentic guitar textures and tones that you just don’t hear very often in today’s music market. Nothing synthetic here, just the straight ahead rock band instrumentation.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
I honestly will say the hardest challenge for me in the industry has been leading a oppressiveness melodic rock band as a female. It has been a struggle to gain equal respect in the industry simply because I am a female. It’s been an extremely motivating factor for me and actually has given me strength or fuel to the fire. In the end I work hard to earn respect and dislike being stereotyped which a great portion of this album portrays.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
The biggest set back in my career was when I quit the previous band I was in. I spent my entire career in this band so the decision to quit was a devastating one. I was convinced that my music career was over. I was forced to start my own project and build it from the ground up with only the support of my engineer Mark Dailey and my family.
I wrote, recorded, engineered, and built my band from nothing over the course of 4 years. It was such a trying event and I can’t tell you how many people tried to derail me, but in the end I have a product that is 100% all mine and it is my Blood and Scars.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I think artists have to be careful of taking themselves too serious. Lots of artists forget that we are here to inspire and entertain and connect with people. Egos can become a very ugly thing. It’s always important to have fun and support other artists instead of being jealous! We should all be on the same supportive team.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
I would tell other artists like myself to always give it your all and never give up. The one thing you never want is regret. I say be happy when you get to do what you love because any day it could end. I guess basically to just stay positive!
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I love to promote my music by playing shows. We really take the performance thing serious and we always deliver a show that the audience can remember. We also love to do fundraiser events to help promte the music along with great causes. For me thats a total win. I really recommend catching an annual Dearest Pinky Halloween show.
Where can people visit you?