Have you ever heard live music that’s so good it’ll make you want to burn the old jukebox? If not, you definitely will want to attend one of their upcoming shows in Northeast PA! They will be playing this Friday, October 9th at Cangiano's in Scranton for their Parking Lot Palooza. You can also catch them live at the Mountain City's Fall Festival in Hazleton on October 17th and again at the Mohegan Sun Arena Autism Awareness Trunk or Treat on October 30th.
Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing the band who consist of kids ages 12-13 who began playing together in February of this year. Ethan is a lead vocalist and on the keys, Virginia is another lead vocalist and plays the bass, Luke is the lead guitarist and Carter is on the drums and vocals. They are an extremely talented group of professionals and have appeared in Broadway tours as well as on shows like Project Runway, Chuggington, and Impractical Jokers to name a few. Virginia and Ethan will be performing at Carnegie Hall in 2021.
Despite the fact they have only been playing together for less than a year they get along more like family than friends. They joke around and tease each other but also compliment eachother’s talents. They still get nervous before shows but agreed that the butterflies go away as soon as they start playing on the stage.
When asked what their favorite songs are to play they had a wide range of choices from recent pop songs, to music from The Uprising to Black Parade and everything in between. Everyone agreed they love to play anything by Queen and The Beatles. When they have time to listen to their favorite music Ethan favors Queen or Elton John, Luke likes 60’s music and rap, Virginia went on a Queen binge for a few months and also likes Dua Lipa, and Carter’s favorites range from 90’s country to Slipknot and heavy metal.
I asked them if they had any advice for other kids who play instruments or would like to be in a band and they said you should definitely set aside a specific time to practice every day and stick with it. Don’t practice for 19 hours one day then stop for a week and try to practice again. Consistency is key.
If you would like to learn more about the band visit their website, burnthejukebox.com, follow them on Facebook to find out about their upcoming shows, and be sure to watch their weekly livestream Tuesdays at 8:30 pm on Instagram to hear them play music and do some fun challenges.
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