Formerly (Vagabond Beach) is now known as Mount silver
Questions with VMount Silver a Canadian Indie rock band from Newfoundland
Welcome to Guitardoor Mount Silver
Hey Jimmy, thanks for interviewing us! We love your site, and we think it is a great way for new and upcoming artists to get some spotlight.
How did this Band come together and how long have you been working together?
This band came together due to our mutual love of classic rock. Our taste in music was influenced by bands such as Rush, Led Zeppelin, The Tragically Hip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac, Guns N’ Roses, and other rock acts. We started playing together around 2019, and some of us have played in several different bands together.
Our (drummer) Steve and (bassist) Joey are first cousins, they grew up together and we wanted to make music for a while. Steve and (guitarist) Mark met in university, and they bonded over mutual friendships and a shared taste in music.
To complete the lineup, Steve recruited his longtime friend John into the band and he will soon be our vocalist, as well as occasional keyboardist. Mount Silver, in its current form, started making music a few months ago, and will soon record professionally. For now, however, all of our recordings are literally just cell phone audio and/or video.
There’s a Lot of Great Instrumental work and I caught some vocal on the song “Dragon Fly”. Is there a solid preference to Instrumentals? Do you Just base the final decision on the song as to its ultimate form?
We love Dragonfly, specifically how it has an acoustic folk thing going on, and we can’t wait to get John on vocals for it. We often improvise when we perform so there is always a little bit of spice thrown in there.
Have you Gigged outside of Canada? What do you find the best points and worst points of the Local music scene?
We haven’t gigged much yet, mainly just performed for our friends or a few parties, but we always enjoy live music in general cause there is a certain energy to it.
Any specific gear you wish to speak of? Favourite Guitars etc.?
A lot of our taste in instrumentation is derived from our favorite musicians. Some specific gear we really enjoy includes the Fender Jazz bass. It is one of the most versatile basses out there, and so many of our influences used it, such as Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, Rick Danko, etc. Drummer Steve was mainly influenced by Neil Peart, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Dave Grohl, Mitch Mitchell, and Levon Helm. Guitarist Mark would like to specifically shout out the Gibson SG, both the studio and the standard, and the classic Marshall tube amp, which is the basis for our sound.
This setup is loosely based on guitarists like Angus Young, Slash, and Toni Iommi. We also love Music-Man and Fender guitars, we admire Jimi Hendrix, John Frusciante, Alex Lifeson, and Dean DeLeo. They are also a big influence on our work.
How are the plans on a full on record moving along?
We have 10 songs completed. We are just attempting to record them. We hope to begin within a few months and have it finished soon after, preferably by August of 2022.
What is the Ultimate Goal for Mount Silver?
Our ultimate goal is to make good music and hopefully, people can enjoy it! In the meantime, we have a jam for your readers here on Guitardoor.com
More from Mount Silver (Vagabond Beach)
Mount Silver on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKFO0yUF6Epn3V-ZGHZizmw
Mount Silver official website