Band Interview & Blog Post by Kelsey Adams
On Thursday Live at Lakeview will be welcoming 40 Watt Hype back to our beautiful Lake Tahoe area! This band plays Alternative Latin/Hip-hop. A great combo if you’re looking to dance! This week’s show will also feature Tracorum, all the way from San Francisco – stay tuned for their interview coming soon!
When asked what their music is closely related to, the band replied that they are “the soulful stepchild of The Roots and Ozomatli baked under the California sun.” They combine English and Spanish lyrics over live original instrumentation, with a funky Latin and R&B twist. If that doesn’t get you to the beach for a free concert, I don’t know what will!
The band members (Aaron Wall-Vocals, Percussion/Jay Rossette- Guitar/Javon Davis- Keyboard/Sean Alderette- Drums/Pat Olvera- Bass/Robert Rufner- Trombone) are from Fresno, Ca. They’ve performed several different times in Lake Tahoe. At MontBleu, opening for Collie Buddz, Spring Loaded at Heavenly and Cabo Wabo inside Harvey’s Casino. “We’re all definitely looking forward to Live at Lakeview, the venue location itself will make this show very special for us.”
If you haven’t been to the concert series before, our venue is gorgeous! The bands continue to play as the sun sets, which has got to be cherry on top of this killer event!
Although 40 Watt Hype band has been all over the country, they are stoked to be back in our town. “Tahoe is such a beautiful area; it’s one of our favorite places to play. Every time we play here we get a great crowd response and meet lots of interesting people.”
40 Watt Hype has been featured on MTV, Univision, ABC, FOX and Nickelodeon. You can also find them on the new Lions Gate film “Black Cobra” and Warner Bros. “The Adventures on Pluto Nash”. Their video for the single “Mas y Mas” aired on MTV3 and is featured as the theme song for the show Latino 411!! They have performed with Ozomatli, The Roots, Sundance Film Festival, Ludacris, Mayer Hawthorne and many others.
Along with winning many music awards this band has a very busy schedule!!! To help with that, they do what they can to relax and prepare. “Before a show we connect with each other and talk through the set. It’s always good for a band to hang out before they play so the connection onstage can be stronger both mentally and musically.”
Their latest album is called “PUSHed” and is available at all shows, online and on iTunes!! If you want to find out more information check out the band’s website or connect with them on twitter and facebook!
See you Thursday!