February 12th, 2008 10:57 EST
Interview with Jason Darr, frontman of hard rock group Neurosonic
Having just celebrated their two-year anniversary, the hard rock outfit Neurosonic sure has accomplished a lot. The group was featured on the mainstage at the 2007 Family Values Tour, in addition to hyping up the rock crowds coast-to-coast, opening for Evans Blue. Now the Canadian quartet is on tour with Puddle of Mudd, and, according to frontman Jason Darr, loving every minute of it.
“It’s been really amazing,” Darr said in a telephone interview. “To be one year into your first album and get to play for more people, it’s an honor.”
The band’s debut entitled, Drama Queen, was released in early 2007. Their single “So Many People” has since become a mainstay on the Active Rock Radio chart.
Darr attributes the group’s quick success to their original sound, a cross, he says, between The Beatles and Nine Inch Nails.
“I just made music that I wanted to listen to. I have the good fortune to be around people that let me do that,” he said.
In addition to their innovative sound, Neurosonic’s high-energy performances are another essential ingredient in their recipe for success.
“[We have] a take no prisoners live show,” Darr said. The group’s performances are so intense and thrilling that Darr wants the audience to know that, “Neurosonic did everything they could to remove the skin from their faces.”
With passionate performances like these, it’s no wonder that hard rock heavy-hitters Korn took notice and recruited them for the Family Values Tour.
“All of us were so thrilled,” Darr said.
The group’s performance from the tour will be featured on the upcoming Family Values tour DVD.
As if constant touring wasn’t enough to keep Neurosonic occupied, Darr is also creating music for Bodog Fight and Bodog Battle, branches for the entertainment group Bodog Life. More information can be found at www.bodoglife.net.
For tour dates and ticket information on Darr and his bandmates, which includes guitarist Troy Healy, drummer Shane Smith and bassist Jacen Ekstrom, log on to www.myspace.com/neurosonic.