Band of the Day: Gears

We’re gearing up for new year so in the meantime, here’s another Band of the Day (see what I did there?)…

Simple things first – where are you from?

Miami, FL

How did you meet?

Long story short we met from us all being members of different bands that toured together at one point or another.

How long have you been playing as a band?

We are about to celebrate 7 years of being a band in February.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

We wanted a strong name. I’m a big fan of simple, strong, one-word band names. GEARS is perfect. In a machine, all the parts need to be connecting and turning in synch with a common goal to get whatever the work is done.

What are your influences?

Everything and Anything. Major influences include everything from Bowie, Prince, and Zeppelin to Deftones, Rage, and other more modern artists. That’s a really hard question to answer in shorthand though.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

I think what makes our music unique is the versatility in the writing and the energy/emotion behind it. In the studio, we really have an organic process and lots of spontaneity. The listener can really open up and connect with the songs if they want.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Most of the lyrical content comes from how we are feeling at the time we’re writing. For example, we wrote “End This” during the Ferguson Riots in 2014, “Face Down” was a song about our hatred for what social media has become, “Stronger Than Pain” is about never giving up and overcoming adversity to achieve what you want. And so on and so on…

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Not sure on an exact number, but hundreds. The live show for Gears is the reason we do this, to connect, to release, all of it! It’s the reason you pick up an instrument or start singing or whatever, to perform. Our show tends to be pretty loud and energetic, but most of all we really love to open up and connect with the audience, so that’s what we strive for, connection. Everything else is just a byproduct.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

Not really sure how to answer that, but tour pranks between bands are generally the wildest thing you see these days. It’s not really cool to be wild these days, unfortunately!

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, ProMark Sticks, Cympad, Roc N Soc Thrones, InEarz Custom Monitors, GHS Strings, Schecter Guitars, Orange Amps, Ampeg Amps, Sennheiser Mics, and IEM

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

We just released our cover of “Bored” by Deftones.

What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?

Well, if COVID restrictions ever allow shows again, we will for sure do some touring. We have several releases scheduled in the upcoming months. Couple singles, videos, lyric videos, maybe a full EP in late 2021.

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

Man, that’s tough. I would love to support Deftones with either our boys in BIAS or Raven Black opening. I have a Spotify playlist that I recently started doing that has a bunch of bands that I think should be getting some attention aside from all the great bands that already get a ton of coverage.

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