Tom Meyer- Drums/Vocals (age 20)
Axl Sin- Bass/ Vocals (age 20)
1) How was your band formed?
Our band was formed after Axl, and I decided to start writing and working together. We’ve known each other since elementary school, we were both active in the New York music scene since high school, and after having a number of unsuccessful music endeavors between the two of us, we eventually decided to meet up and form a group together. And from there, we posted on a musicians page on Facebook looking for like-minded people, and found our former guitarist and lead singer Jake with whom we played several shows.
2) How did you determine your name?
Bon Mot means the good word or a witty remark and it derived from the thought of “what gets people into trouble?” And it usually is what you say. So I guess it’s just what we want our music to be, us to be, the witty remark to whatever we get thrown at us or see in the world.
3) What kind of music do you play? What is your specific genre?
A general description of our music would be Hard Rock. However, we go in and out of many genres and never liked putting a label on ourselves as being a certain genre or type. If we’re passionate about the music were making, the genre type is the last issue on our minds. But for the sake of putting a label to us as a formality, we comfortably accept Hard Rock or Shock Rock as an appropriate category
4) Do you plan on maintaining that genre or do you plan on changing up your sound at any time?
Right now we have a bit of what we call “shock rock” which is in your face, remark rock. But like any other musician we’ll definitely branch out. Expands ourselves musically but still be the raw in your face monster we started as.
5) Who are your musical influences?
Our influences range from a number of different genres and bands. Off the top of my head, Black Sabbath, Rancid, Motley Crue, Stone Sour, SIXX AM, Halestorm, Metallica, The Used, The Misfits, Nirvana, and Many more.
6) How do you come up with the lyrics for your songs?
Our lyrics reflect the days of our lives. Mainly the ones that stand out the most. Ya know, the kind you think about late at night. So our lyrics are just those haunting thoughts on verse chorus verse spread.
7) When do you plan on dropping your first EP?
We were hoping to drop our EP in December of 2015, but as unforeseen circumstances occurred, as of now were not sure when an EP will be released.
8) Was the recording process difficult for you?
Recording is always a tough nail to hit. It all depends on band compatibility and understanding. Yeah it takes time and you get really articulate about things you’ll change your mind about later but when you get it right, it’s such a rewarding feeling, like fireworks almost
9) How many performances have you done so far and which has been your favorite?
So far, we’ve done about 3 official performances. My personal favorite was our first show at The Grand Victory in Brooklyn. There is nothing greater than the anticipation of introducing yourselves and your own original music for the very first time. It was a life changing experience playing with these guys regardless of bad blood that may exist, and whatever life may have in store for us. Zombie prom was amazing as well, it being our first headlining show to a crowd of over thirty people, it was a personal milestone for myself, and the band.
10) What’s your fan base like?
Fan base alongside your music is super crucial. You get the ones who become die hard since day 1 and the ones who get there depending if your insanity matches there. So we have pretty crazy fans and we believe we’re just as good as the fans behind us. We work for them not them for us. Hand in hand and all that jazz.
11) Do you have any big plans approaching for the band?
As of now, were going to be focusing on finding new key musicians to help expand our band and music. Our biggest plans are to find a vocalist and guitarist who fit in well with Axl’s and my vision, and can add a healthy balance of their own personal goals for the music.
12) Is there anything you want to say to people who haven’t heard your music yet?
If you’re into the wacky hijinks then you’ll be into us. Fiends, ghouls and all the crooked grins, everyone’s welcome to the scene.