Grace and Tony are making their Jammin Java debut with Swear and Shake January 15! Get tickets here. Mei caught up with them for this quick Q&A. Def check out the vids for a taste of what they do!
Where and when was your first show?
Basically we just gathered all of our instruments together and we tore off a piece of a cardboard box and wrote our info on it and took it to downtown Nashville to busk. It cost us more in gas money to get there than what we left with, but we learned a lot of things on those nights!
What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence?
Tony would say good music in general. I would say that I take from books to influence me more than music. We try really hard not to be like anything or anybody else out there.
What is your most memorable/off the wall touring experience?
Well, one time, one of our friends invited us to play with her at a neo-soul poetry night in Nashville. We were terrified that people would hate what we were doing, but it turned out that everyone loved us!
Favorite food/drink: My favorite food would have to be hog jawl. I just realized that I make myself sick every year on New Years eating that stuff. Other than that, my go-to is probably peanut butter. Tony gets on to me for eating it out of the jar. My favorite drink is water. That's boring, I know, but it’s so good! Tony's favorite food is his mom's pepper steak. His favorite drink is water too.
Film or movie based on our career, which actors or band would we choose to portray ourselves?
We want to pick people who look like us so Tony's would be Zachary Quinto and mine would be Emma Watson.