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Interview with the Plump Tones – A Journey in Music

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To form a solid band, you need a group of awesome musicians who love to make great music together.
That is what you get with the Plump Tones from Phoenix Arizona.
Check out this awesome interview about forming a band and making awesome music.

(Interview with Danny Roberts, member of the Plump Tones)

What is the name of your band?
The Plump Tones

How did the band start?

I hooked up with my band The Plump Tones in ‘06 in Phoenix Arizona at Full Well Studio.
We wrote and cut our first CD together titled “Both Hands on the Wheel”, and learned a lot about the recording process. I have been writing and playing with them ever since.
We just released our new CD titled ”Long Road Home”.
The band members are:
Mike Bolenbach as engineer and guitar player
Jimi Powers on lead guitar
Jeff Leece on bass
and Phil Janzen on drums
We add other players when needed 🙂

What made you start a band?

I learned to play the guitar in the Navy on the aircraft carrier Intrepid CVA11 with a couple of my buddies that played and sang. When I got out of the service, my dream was to put a band together and hit the road and try to make it in the music business. I ended up putting that band together in the ’80s, we cut some 45’s, had a few regional hits and went on the road for radio promo through 26 states and 65 cities.
We made top 40 on most of the indie charts with City Lights, You Can’t Stop a Fever, Bar Room Women, and Back Street Lovers.
I was married with 2 children at home and life on the road wasn’t fair to my wife and kids, so I gave it up and drove a truck for 25 years to support my family.
Gave up trucking, moved to Phoenix Arizona, wanted to get back into music, started writing again and met The Plump Tones in the Full Well studio while doing a demo of a song I had written titled Time on my Hands dedicated to my wife about how I felt being away from home.

What is the main reason for you to be in a band?

For the love of writing and recording original music.

Do you play live and how often?

We are in preparation for possible shows in the near future, we have two and a half hours of new material and it should be fun doing live gigs with our new stuff!

How would you describe your music style?

Rockin’ Country and Blues.

What are your current online or offline music promotion methods?

I use whatever social media outlets that I can to reach out to people to try and generate interest in me and the band.

Who is your biggest influencer?

Willie Nelson

Where do you see yourself (the band) within a couple of years?

I see myself on stage with The Plump Tones and getting the airplay that I feel the band deserves!

What advice would you give other musicians that are just starting out?

Write, write and write some more, original material will open the door.

Where can people find you, and why should they connect with you?

On the following sites:

You can also find my music on:

Thank you so much Danny and The Plump Tones and keep creating awesome music!

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