an interview with the goodnight fellows
  • MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010

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A few weeks ago, I did my first in a series of features on bands I listen to featuring The Goodnight Fellows. And in that feature, if you remember, I promised an interview with them the next week. I sincerely apologize to anyone who might have been hurt when said interview never appeared. I can't reallymake up for lost time, but here it is now. Enjoy.


Introduce yourselves and tell us a little about yourself.

Hey we are Goodnight Fellows and we have Josh [Urdiales] on vocals and guitar, Mike [Leach] on Guitar, Alex [Marchlowska] on bass, and Erek [Johnson] on drums.

Describe your sound.

Our sound is pretty much like pop/surfer rock. Kind of like Jason Mraz with a little Train, but it's always changing and we always like to go in different directions with the sound.

How did the band get started?

Erek: Well Josh and I went to middle school together and we played in jazz band together and we just started playing my basement
with my dad's acoustic and my drum set.

Where did the band name come from?

We're never really sure what to say in reply to this question, the name just popped up one day and it stuck. It's still kind of a mystery to us as to where it came from.

Where do you get your inspiration from and who are your biggest influences?

We get our inspiration from bands we know that are doing it big and we just thrive to be successful with our music.

How have you grown musically and as people since playing together?

Well we have had a few other bassists and keyboard players, but we've been playing together for so long that we just know each other musically. As a band we've grown so much since we started. We've had to take on different responsibilities and work together to grow and stick together.

What are your plans for the future?

Well we have a new single that's about to be released, but after that we plan to just rock out as much as possible for as many people as we can.

What's your favorite song of yours and why?

We all kind of change our minds about our favorite song every time we write a fresh solid jam.

If you could tour with any band past or present who would it be and why?

Just someone kind of like us that can get some kids at the shows and keep a crowd going.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that most people don't really know.

Well Josh discovers hidden talents on a daily basis, Mike is good at video games, Alex can run like a gazelle and I guess I'm not too bad of an artist.

Is there anything else you want to tell our readers?

Just look out for our new single that's about to go on our Myspace and we'll get it up on iTunes soon after, and we hope to see all our fans on tour soon!


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Check out The Goodnight Fellows on Myspace and be sure to pick up a copy of their new EP Arizona. Also keep an eye out for their new single "Best In Me". -hanna kasper

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