Artist Q&A

@JamminJavaMei's Q&A With Rolie Polie Guacamole


One of the things that makes Jammin Java unique is that, in addition to being one of the premier night clubs in the world, we're also home to Tot Rock - one of the country's most unique and popular children's music programs. We host local acts Thursday and Friday and local and touring acts on the weekends. Rolie Polie Guacamole is here 11/16. Get tickets here. Mei caught up with them for a fun Q&A!

Where and when was your first show? Rolie Polie Guacamole's first true concert was in Chestnut Ridge, New York opening for Tom Chapin at the Green Meadow Festival in summer of 2007. It was a new experience playing many of the songs for the first time. It meant a lot to get to chat with Tom backstage, as a boy he was one of Franks and Andrews favorites!

What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence? The band enjoys a broad range of music from rock and folk to reggae and world music. Each Guacamole has his own distinct taste. Frank and Andrew's writing style is heavily influenced by The Beatles, Ween and Pink Floyd.

What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences? There are many interesting touring moments, like when Frank and Andrew thought they were in Rhode Island but sadly found themselves in New Hampshire. The most recent tour, a week in Seattle, was one for the books. It was the first time the band flew, rented a car, instruments, and for the first few days a camped at a campground. We met a really amazing preschool owner who put us up in her extra apartment. We bartered with her by playing a free show at the school. The week had a fantastic finally, as we played the Peepsapalooza festival with The Recess Monkeys, Casper Baby Pants and The Not It's.

Favorite Food: Guacamole

Favorite Drink: Coconut Water

If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself? Jack Black, Dahni Harrison, James Franco or Brad Pitt.

What two words would best describe your music? Interactive Rock for the whole family