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A Dirty Dozen with BRANDON DAVIS of BRAVO DELTA – January 2019

| 20 January 2019 | Reply

 

According to a recent press release: “Las Vegas American Hard Rock band Bravo Delta is slated to release their first full length album Unbreakable on February 1st, 2019. “This new album and single is three years in the making and features the best material we’ve ever created. Being broken, disconnected, kicked to the ground…and still having the will to get up, fight, and learn from it is the spirit of Unbreakable. And I think you can feel that in the music, the artwork, and everything about this new album” says Brandon Davis. Bravo Delta was formed in 2011 and is comprised of Brandon Davis (vocals/guitar), Andy Ingraham (guitar), Brian Scott (drums), and Roman (bass).” We get Brandon to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

We have a new album, our first full length, coming out February 1st, 2019. This album is three years in the making and features our best material yet. The meaning behind Unbreakable is about struggling and getting kicked to the ground, finding the will to get up and fight, and learning from those experiences. One “nugget” would be that the album features a re-recorded and re-mixed version of a song we released in 2015 on it.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

I grew up watching my dad play music, so that’s what got me wanting to play. I also grew up with the son of Robin Zander (Cheap Trick vocalist). I remember sitting side stage at about 15 years old watching Cheap Trick play a festival in Indiana for this HUGE crowd and thinking I wanna do that.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

I think my love of hard rock and metal comes from Metallica. The first album I ever bought was the Black Album at a garage sale when I was 8. Creatively, I’d say Tool has always inspired me. Their lyrics, songwriting, message, and concerts are always really creative.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

Collectively, we all have different ones. However I’ll name a few that the guys have mentioned in the past: Metallica, Steve Vai, Soundgarden, Pantera, and Incubus.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

Corey Taylor from Stone Sour because well, he’s an amazing songwriter. And he’s been trusted to collaborate with greats like Dave Grohl and Rick Nielson.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

I’d tell them it’s melodic hard rock with socially conscious lyrics. I don’t think there’s ever been a comparison that I’ve “cringed” at. The fact that someone listened to our music and it made them think of something else they like, is really cool to me.

 

7. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

Being able to create something that can inspire someone.

8. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Andy cooks (makes an awesome chili). Roman gets the drinks (he filters his own Tequila actually). I’m the acoustic guy.

9. When was the last time you were star struck and who was it?

The last time was December of 2018, and it was Corey Taylor. We opened for him in Las Vegas. It was an amazing charity benefit, he did an acoustic set. I look out and he’s watching us soundcheck and I got so nervous!

10. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

I’m a website designer, so I’d continue on with that.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”, even if it didn’t change your current situation?

Not one. I believe everything happens for a reason, and every situation is to be learned from. I wouldn’t be who or where I am without going through what I have.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

The making of Morning View by Incubus. Six months in a beach house in Malibu, waking up and making music all day? That sounds like a dream.

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Todd ‘ToddStar’ Jolicoeur

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