Kenton Place, one of the most promising new rock bands to emerge in recent years, dropped by for a chat.
Colby: What do you enjoy most about being a musician?
Kenton Place: The freedom that comes along with the music. Just you and your friends slinging on a guitar, grabbing some drumsticks, and making a mess. The freedom to be who you want and sound the way you want. What else in life has that freedom and joy at the touch of your fingertips with the people you love most?
Colby: Which Track of Yours means the most to you?
Kenton Place: ‘Roses On The Wall’. This song was in dedication to my friend who died of Cancer. The song goes through the stages I believe she went through as well as what her father must’ve gone through losing his daughter. She will always be remembered, and I will think of her whenever I pick up my guitar. – for Claire.
Colby: The first-ever gig you played; can you remember it? How was it?
Kenton Place: It was for a Farmers Market with a few food trucks. We were literally set up in THE DIRT! We played for about 10-15 screaming fans as we played classic rock covers. Those 10 old men loved us ha-ha. Even though we headline at places like House of blues constantly. That gig will forever be one of our favourites.
Colby: What Do You Think is the Key to Success as A musician?
Kenton Place: Being a professional in all aspects of the game. You won’t go far treating it like a hobby. Even if no one ever pays you, treat yourself and others as working-class professionals. Be respectful, and never give up!
Colby: If You weren’t a musician, what job would you be doing?
Kenton Place: Everyone in the band is pursuing higher education in their field of choice. Such as Roque Techera in Law, Logan Smalley in Personal Finance, Noe Hernandez in Graphic design & media production, as well as Curtis Bird pursuing double bass at the oldest and most respected conservatory in the country. We try not to put ourselves in a box. You can be whatever you want to do whatever you want. Musicians is not the only title we wish to be. Yet, we will still be the best band there’s ever been!