November Spotlight: Shark Muffin!

November 15, 2017

CHECK OUT SHARK MUFFIN FROM:  Brooklyn, NY / Jersey Shore

Members:

Tarra Thiessen: Guitar/Vocals

Natalie Kirch: Bass/Vocals

Drew Adler: Drums

Chris Nunez: Guitar

1. Most important lesson you’ve learned from being in the music industry?
Trust no one

2. Is there a code of ethics/conduct amongst professional musicians who are on the same bill…and even in the same band?
Maybe things like always acknowledging the band that played before you and the ones who come later on the bill, making sure to introduce each member of your own band, not touching/moving other bands’ gear, etc.?

NK: I always try to acknowledge the other bands on the bill. Unless it's a festival situation where there are 200 other acts or something. I think it's nice to plug friends. We definitely never use other bands' gear without asking them, and we all introduce ourselves to the other bands.

3. Do you think stage presence is a gift someone either has or doesn’t?
NK: I think there are 3 main components that go into a musical performance - talent, skill, and presence. An artist can have all or any combination of the above but all 3 components need to be present in the band as a whole in order for a performance to come together. Talent is something I believe is innate. Talent is potential, whereas skill is something practiced and cultivated. Stage presence is somewhat of a combination between what you have naturally to put forth and what you work at in order to achieve the comfort to project that character and ability in a public setting.

4. Which generally comes first in your songwriting process, lyrics or instrumentals? Or does it vary so much that there is no “generally?”
NK: It varies for each song, so there is no generally. A song can come from a melody only, instruments (or one instrument) only, or lyrics only. It can be a combination. Sometimes different members bring different parts to the table, other times one person will bring a main idea to be fleshed out by the group.

5. Silliest mild fear /phobia about which your bandmates constantly mock you?
STAYING ALIVE

6. Any special “shout-outs” you’d like to give?
SHOUT OUT TO MY 7TH DEMENSIONAL SPIRIT GUIDE AND DMT DEALER FOR SHOWING ME REINCARNATION AND ALLOWING ME TO SEE MY PLACE IN THIS VIBRATIONAL 3RD DEMENTIONAL JAIL WEVE CREATED FOR OUR SELVES

7. What's the best thing a fan could say to you after a show?
WANNA STAY AT OUR PLACE WE HAVE ANIMALS AND A TON OF DRUGS???

8. Do it for the fans? Or do it for yourself?
CLICHÈ ANSWER ID SAY IS TO DO IT FOR YOURSELF BUT I THINK NOW MORE THAN EVER ITS OUR JOB TO USE OUR ART TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO RESIST, CHANGE, WAKE UP, WANT TO REACH THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL, COME TOGETHER, SPEAK OUT, EVOLVE, DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT, BE A GOOD PERSON, AND FOCUS ON WHAT ACTUALLY MATTERS
 

9. If you ever decided to do an entire album of covers, which songs would make the cut?

Far to Frail- Skinny Puppy
Knife Party-Deftones
Happy House- Siouxsie and the Banshees
Sleepwalk- Santo & Johnny
Misty Mountain Hop- Led Zeppelin
Blood Roses- Tori Amos
Drug me- Dead Kennedys
Erotic City-Prince
What You waiting for-Gwen Stefani
Dressed to Digress-Boy Crisis
Love is a Losing Game-Amy Winehouse
Fundamentally Loathesome- Marilyn Manson
The Wolf- Rancid
Baby Bitch-Ween
I dont wanna be me- Type O Negative
In her Shadow-Converge

10. Name you’d absolutely love to give your next tour even if there’s no way in hell you’d be “allowed” to? '
AZTEC YOGA FIRE FLAMES HARD BODY KARATE'

11. If you could have been involved in the soundtrack to one film, which film would you have chosen?
THE CROW.

12. Better to burn out than fade away?
Hmmm, that depends. Kurt, or Layne? To each his own I suppose.  R.I.P.

13. If you were putting together a headlining tour, who would be on the bill?
Dead Waves, Surfbort, Kool A.D., Cult Days, Beastie Boys, Dillinger Escape Plan

14. Is there any non-music industry person who’d render you completely starstruck if you met him or her?
Christina Ricci. Childhood crush.

15.  Do you currently have any endorsements? Which endorsements are you looking to get?
Guild! Hook it Up!

16. One person you would really like to see you perform?
Christina Ricci

17. Any special “shout-outs” you’d like to give? 
Colin Kaepernick, Danny Glover, Christina Ricci

 

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www.sharkmuffin.com

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