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Interview With 'Five AM'

Firstly, introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about the band and how you came to be?

Five AM is Sam Nelson (Vocals), Aaron Isaacson (Guitar), Joe Gibbs (Bass), and Josh Nelson (Drums). We all knew each other and became friends through the local music scene. We started writing demos together for fun and meshed well on a creative and personal level. We started playing shows, people enjoyed what they heard, and everything just took off from there! We’re blessed in the sense that we can do just about everything on our own. Aaron is an audio engineer so he records all of our music. Joe is a photographer/videographer so he takes all our photos and shoots our music videos. Josh goes to college for drums and is a world-class drummer (We all know a band is only as good as their drummer). Sam works in IT and manages all of the tech that goes into our live performance like the light show and backing tracks.

What were you all up too prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations?

It’s always been our dream to write, record, and perform music for a living. We’d all been pursuing this dream through other musical projects. We just happened to find each other through the music scene to create Five AM and pursue the dream together.

Tell us about your latest EP and why our readers should check it out.

Our latest EP is called the Wrong EP. We’ll be releasing it sometime in 2019. It is a combination of all the musical styles we’ve been experimenting with over the past three years. We’ve had a hard time finding our sound, but we finally feel confident that we’ve found a proper balance between the Pop, Rap and Rock influences that have shaped our band. The EP is dynamic yet cohesive from beginning to end.

Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why?

We played a show with a contestant from The Voice in Chicago last Winter. Her name was Rebecca Brunner, I think. She filled the spot for a band that dropped at the last minute. We’re extremely confident in our live show, but following her performance was nearly impossible. Everyone’s jaws hit the floor as soon as she started singing. Amazing!

If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can ourselves and others expect?

Energy. Good vibes. We feed off the energy of the crowd. We’re loud and love to party with everyone. Come see for yourselves!

If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be and why?

The Weeknd. XOTWOD. Lil Uzi got a chart topping hit out of his experience touring with The Weeknd. We could go for some of that.

You can spend an hour with a musical icon living or dead, who would you pick, why and what would you speak about?

Johnny Cash. We’d ask him about his reasoning behind covering Hurt.

And finally and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?


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