Listen to the new song from The Artist Calling – Fake Out
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Our names are Adam Stailey (guitar, vocals), Collin Randle (guitar, vocals), and Eric Roten (bass, vocals). We all grew up in Irving, TX. We have been jamming together for a few months now and our chemistry has really allowed us to create something that people can enjoy and share with others.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
We just recently finished recording an independent demo. We are currently playing house shows in the area, as well as some of the local venues in Dallas. We will be producing an album with Chill Bro Productions in the upcoming months as well as planning a Texas Tour.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Fake Out is a song that really portrays the sound we are going for. It has a mixture of the anti-folk feel with strong vocals and harmonizing that is persistent throughout the first demo songs.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
I feel that our sound is unique to our talents. We all enjoy the sound and music that we play. The progressive feel and acoustic melodies really round out the sound of the music and allows people to get into the words and enjoy the songs as a whole.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
The hardest challenge is always getting off the ground. Bands can practice daily and play decently together, but it has always been hard to take that product out of the garage. Once you get out into the music industry and start playing shows, playing live becomes more enjoyable and we start to have the real fun.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
We have always been in bands that have failed or lost interest in trying to find their sound. We all had to step away from group play and focus on individual writing for a while. When we decided to start jamming together again, we were able to combine our talents and styles into something pretty awesome.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
New artists trying to break out into the music industry need to be careful of promoters that are just looking to take advantage of unknowing bands. Get out there yourself if you want to make it. Go to bars and venues and sell yourself to make your name. You are only limited by your level of determination.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Artists just need to make sure that they stay true to their own sound. Don’t try to buy in to the mainstream. Play what you want and embrace your sound. It is important that artists develop that unique advantage that makes them unique in the industry.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Playing house shows is by far the most fun and easiest ways to promote our band. We get to party while meeting new people and enjoying the luxury of being the house band. It allows you to network with others in the industry and gives other people a chance to be exposed to the greatness of the music.
Where can people visit you?
We can be visited on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/