I’ve spent a good seven years trying to “make it” in the music industry. What does that even mean? “Make It”. A lot of things have happened with my band Heroes and Underdogs. A lot of good, well, great things are about to happen to us and I want to thank everyone that has been behind me since day one. Thanks to every kid that has bought our ep, plays our songs daily on spotify, and to everyone that has reached out to let me know that they get my music. Thank you. I can’t say much about what’s in the works for H&U but I can say it’s going to be a wonderful experience and i’m excited to see where all of this takes us.
Wow! Our music video for “Dear Sarah…” hit 5k views in only a few weeks! Thanks for all the support xo
& musicians/friends/whoever is reading this,
After these last few weeks I can honestly say for the first time in a very long time that I am very proud and excited about playing music again. I have been in and out of bands since I was sixteen and finally things are just falling into place for the better. I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys to do this with. Being a new band it’s really awesome to see all the amazing support we’ve been receiving, I am honestly so thankful.
I’ve been hearing a lot of things through the grape vine. I am not one to jump to conclusions and I know how a bit of information can be twisted and misconstrued passing through one mouth and another. I refuse to judge a person until I physically meet them and can determine for myself whether or not I like them. I won’t hate you just because someone else hates you. I do this weird thing where I actually think for myself. I’ve always been this way and I expect the same respect. An accomplishment is an accomplishment no matter how big or small. Put your commitment issues to good use and let go of any grudge you find yourselves holding. We are all musicians here, doing what we love, playing fucking music, so why can’t we just all do that. When you waste time comparing yourself you’re only setting your mind up for an emotionally draining battle. I used to be guilty of comparing my music and myself to the people around me and it got me nowhere. I am happy now that I’m taking a different approach to music, and life in general, and focusing on what I have in front of me and not what I don’t have. Most importantly I’m focusing on doing what I love and that’s music. Despite there being a lot of shit talking and gossip in the Poughkeepsie scene, I am proud to say that that’s where I started and I’m happy to be a part of it. The Poughkeepsie scene is full of talent and I will forever support it. I’m proud of all the local bands and look up to them for everything they do. Even if it’s not my kind of music I will always support music because that’s what, and will, only care about.
The meaning behind the name Heroes and Underdogs: Any person that has supported me, any fellow musician that has befriended me, anyone that has believed in me and has stuck by me through my darkest times, you are my heroes. Every project I started after my first band broke up I would often hear people, jokingly, call me an underdog. To my friends, you know who you are, you’re the reason I never walked away from music. You’re the reason why I have the drive to put faith in this new band. You are my heroes and I am your underdog. I love you.