Big Atlantic Blurbs

Euler’s Metal Song

In spring of 2013, I couldn't believe my ears!  I couldn't believe my eyes! Did I read the numbers right?  Did I play the numbers right?  Are these really the digits of pi in base 12?  Can I really add this 200-year-old, heavily used chord progression to reveal a melodic phrase that is in short, the most beautiful lullaby I've ever heard?  Has this already been discovered?  Am I really the guy?  That is what I was thinking, immediately after I started looking into melodies encoded in mathematical constants. After I looked up the digits of pi base 12, I put a piece of masking tape just above the keys on my...

The “NeverWake” Show

Last night, Lee and I were putting some work into our new website at the studio and, just like songwriting, sometimes you just have to take a minute and step away before you lose your damn mind. Lee told me that Blackey from Midnight Mob called him earlier this week and insisted that we see their friends in "NeverWake" play down at the Funhouse at Mr. Smalls in Millvale. We checked them out online and realized they were from Pittsburgh, which surprised us. The showcase also featured badass hard rock bands Resistance 13, Alter The Design, Winter's Descent, & Silence Follows. Everyone of these bands impressed us. One of the highlights was...

Getting Loud w/ Entertalk Radio

I have to send a special thank you and shout out to my buddy Paul Nikolas for having me on "Going To Get Loud". Besides my passion for "music biz", I love to work with and develop other bands. Throughout my entire career, I have met soooo many good people, great songwriters and talented performers. Moreover, I love hearing that great backing story that musicians have. How to showcase that story and flip it into a career is part of what motivated me to attend Berklee. I wanted to become the best that I could at contributing to a thriving music scene in today's market. We mention many times throughout this interview...

The Mob Is Real

This past weekend, we had friends, Teena (where there is music, there's Teena) Blackey, from Midnight Mob (Long Island band) and Barry, from Audio Impulse (Philly band) visiting and jamming with us at our Club Cafe show. Special Reserve and All But Violet played killer sets. We got the idea before the weekend to learn the Midnight Mob song, "Swing On", and have Blackey sing it with us. This was such a cool experience because usually when we cover any songs, it's by a band that's well known and this time, it felt so authentic to bring the Mob to our stage. Especially because they are such an awesome band. Not only...

“A Guy Needs SHELLY PEIKEN”

Thinking back to a year ago, Big Atlantic was finishing the vocals and lyrics for TEMPERED. Being a songwriter is awesome. However, when you get on a roll with writing, things start coming out faster than you can produce them sometimes. It can be frustrating and overwhelming. It's like you are so excited that you end up scatter brained and creating your own writers block. Especially when you're nearing the end of writing and recording an album. When I attended the "Future Of Music Policy Summit 2015" in Washington DC, the band was in and out with writing frustrations. Then I got a tap on the shoulder from this woman who said, "Excuse me,...

Band Fun @ Dewey Beach Music Fest

I could probably write two pages worth of awesomeness on this festival. One of our favorite things to do as a band is be around or jam with other bands. When you take a trip out of state to play, this is always what makes it worth it. We really owe the opportunity to play at Dewey Beach to "Lovebettie". They are also a rocking Pittsburgh act that everyone should check out if you haven't already, that is from the same hometown (Latrobe/Greensburg) as us. They put their rep on the line vouching for us in which we can't express how much we appreciate that. We also owe a special thanks to...