Wanna get to know The Forbes Brothers a lil
better? I talked w/ the guys, and here's what they told me!
Ms. E: When did you all meet and form the group?
TFB: Weve had a few member changes through the years, but we've been a band for 11 years.
Ms. E: How did you come up with your
Denny: I think our parents did! No, actually, Scott and I, our last name is Forbes. So, when it came
time to pick a name, we used that. But, our band IS The Forbes Brothers, even though the other members' last names aren't
Ms. E: What musical role do each of
you play in the band?
Scott: Guitar and vocals.
Tom: Guitar, banjo, mandolin, and dobro.
Jon: Vocals and bass.
Ronnie: Lead vocals and harmonica.
Ms. E: Why did you choose the country
TFB: The songs focus on real stories and real life.
Ms. E: For people who aren't familiar
with your music, how would you describe your sound?
TFB: "There's hip hop, country rock, blue-eyed soul and rock 'n' roll" mixed with a little blues. Being from Detroit, we're influenced
by everything from country, to blues, rock, and Motown.
Ms. E: You're getting ready to release
a new album. When will it be out?
TFB: That is still being determined at this point, but Wrong
End of the Bar is the title.
Ms. E: What's your favorite part about
what you do?
TFB: Performing for the fans; looking out into the audience and seeing them so into our music.
Ms. E: Where is the one place you
would like to perform?
TFB: Madison Square Gardens [in New
Ms. E: Have you had any funny or strange
TFB: We've had to sign different body parts for fans; that's always interesting!
Ms. E: What is something interesting
about you that your fans may not know?
Denny: How about we say something interesting about each other?
Ms. E: That works!
Ronnie: Denny enjoys sailing.
Denny: John collects GI-Joe's.
Jon: Dave's into muscle cars.
Dave: Tom likes woodworking.
George: Couch potato for me!
Scott: Ronnie likes anything Godfather [the popular movie trilogy].
Ronnie: I also like [going to] movies, backpacking, hiking, and camping.
Ms. E: Knowing what you know about
the country music industry, what is one thing you would tell aspiring artists?
TFB: Don't do it! If you feel that you're spiritually driven to do it - get with it and stick
with it. Persistence will pay off!
For more information about The Forbes Brothers, check out their official website: www.ForbesBrothers.net