Interview with Greg Pinney of An Honest Year and check out their new video

Posted: September 1, 2014 in Alternative, Alternative Rock, Band, Interview, music, New Music, New Release, Pop, Pop Punk, Video
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Photo Credit: Callan Kapush Photography

Photo Credit: Callan Kapush Photography

An Honest Year recently released their music video for Everything Man. This song really is catchy and has a blend of alternative and pop punk. It is a great new track and has a fun and flirty vibe to it, which is also highlighted in their new video. Check out the video here:

We had the opportunity for a Q & with drummer Greg Pinney and are pleased to bring it to you here:

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Music Junkie Press: Thank you for taking the time out to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press. We love the new video out for Everything Man and we love it! How was it making the video, looked like a lot of fun?

Greg: It was an amazing experience for us all filming Everything Man! We ended up doing three days of shooting at so many different locations, including lugging all of our gear up eight flights of stairs to the roof top of a building in south philly. So worth it though! We couldn’t be happier with the shots we got! And our crew was amazing! We made many new friends that weekend.

Music Junkie Press: You guys have had quite a year so far and have amassed this great fanbase in relatively short time. How has it been to see your music reaching so many people from all over and this great reception?

Greg: There’s nothing better than seeing people enjoy your band’s music. The support our fans have given us, especially in this past year, has been incredible. It’s a family that grows bigger everyday! 

Music Junkie Press: Moments EP has been out and getting everyone hooked with great songs like Liar & A Thief and Don’t Leave me. Another great one on there is Live Your Life, can you tell us more about that song and the inspiration behind it?

Greg: Live your Life is about doing what you are passionate about and not letting the people who bring you down hinder your success. Do what you love, do what makes you happy and don’t stop for others who are in your way.

Music Junkie Press:  What are you guys currently working on and what is in store for An Honest Year?

Greg:  Currently we are finishing up our new ep that will be released this fall. We’re also working on some tour dates so…. More info to come soon 😉 😉

Music Junkie Press:  You have a great fan base and do a great job at interacting with them. What artist or musician would you want to sit down with and talk about how they inspired you?

Greg: Personally, as a drummer, a huge inspiration to me is Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost). His style has absolutely influenced me for many years. For AHY, we’re all as a band very much influenced by bands like Yellowcard, Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, hah I’m mean the list could go on and on.

Music Junkie Press:  How old were you when you first started playing drums? What is your current kit?

Greg: I started playing drums when I was about six years old. Currently Iv been playing my TAMA Starclassic Bubinga 4 piece. However, I’m proud to say I picked up an endorcment from SJC Custom Drums, so I can’t wait to start playing out with my new kit!

Music Junkie Press:  With summer almost coming to a close, what were some of your highlights from summer?

Greg: We had some really great shows this summer and of course filming Everything Man was definitely a highlite!

Music Junkie Press:  If we could peak into your Ipod, what artist or song might we be most surprised at finding in there?

Greg: My phones got just about everything on it. Of course all the current classics from ADTR, Yellowcard, FYS, ect… But I also have a love for really heavy stuff like Born Of Osiris, Suicide Silence, Parkway Drive… And then there’s Blues Traveler and come on they’re just amazing.

Music Junkie Press:  Today, with all the digital overload and misuse of internet and social media, what advice could you give to teens who might be facing bullying either via internet or in person?

Greg: As much as we love social networking for getting our band out there, it’s also important for all these kids to remember that the internet isn’t real life. Someone bullying you online is actually the coward, feeling the need to say what’s on their mind via the internet. And that’s just it, it’s just what they think and seriously who cares what they think about you. You define you and no one else. You’ll grow to be a better person than they are.


Music Junkie Press:  Will we be seeing you guys soon out here in California? We are hoping for some shows out here, any new tours planned?

Greg: We will absolutely get to California, patience 😉 😉

Music Junkie Press:  If you could pick your dream lineup, what three bands would you like to tour with?

Greg: Dream line up?! Oh geeze, how about New Found Glory, Yellowcard, and Story Of the Year.

Music Junkie Press:  What are three things/facts that you don’t think your fans know about you? And can you share them with us?

Greg: Hmm well I danced for about 10 years in my younger years. I’m a drum instructor, and I’m also a volunteer fire fighter in my hometown.

Music Junkie Press:  Lastly, what would you like to share with our audience and your fans?

Greg: We can’t thank all of our fans enough for their everyday support! The AHY Family is strong and growing fast! There’s some big things in the works so stay tuned 🙂

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We really look forward to the new EP by An Honest Year and tour dates as well! Their new song, Everything Man will be available on iTunes tomorrow so pick it up!  You can also pick up the Moments EP on iTunes. Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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