THE STICK PEOPLE
Frankie Anthony was a delight to interview. There are so many bands today and having his insight to their music and where they come from is what it is all about, brings light to who they are. With their genre being Alternative Rock and Punk Rock, I wanted to know how this mixture has been accepted across the nation. Frankie eagerly replied, “It’s been great! GREENDAY opened the door. Micro labels have popped up, making it easier and people are receptive to anything that sounds good.”
Each artist has a song that has more meaning to them than the others and THE STICK PEOPLE are no different. When I asked Frankie what his was, he was quick to reply, “My Everything. It’s a Love Song within itself. It’s our baby.” According to their Facebook numbers: The #1 targeted age group is 18-25 The #2 targeted age group is 25-35 With a larger female following than male following.
The writing format has changed for THE STICK PEOPLE. In the beginning Stephen would send tracks to Frankie and with both of them having their own studios, the writing process is much easier. Now they, “Cross-Pollenate”, because the chemistry and the work ethic they share makes their ability to send songs in progress, back and forth, with the end result of about a song a week. Don’t misunderstand the creative process, Frankie explained, “There are times when it may take five minutes to write and others take weeks. But in the end, it’s all about writing GREAT TUNES.” That is something to write home about!
Many think that making a cd does not cost that much, Frankie explained that the AVERAGE cost is $3500-$5000 per song to produce. A 10 song cd will cost $35,000-$50,000 to make. HELLO PEOPLE, they have to recoup that money before they see a dime. This is why buying the albums is so important. Downloading without paying is stealing their work! Help support the bands you like and buy from the Merchandise Booth at their shows.
The 1st single THINK ABOUT THAT was described to me as; “It’s about thinking or dreaming about what you want to do with your life. Don’t just sit there, go out and make it happen!” The connection that THE STICK PEOPLE are making through their music is; “Keep trying until you make your dream a reality.” A very philosophical perception and outlook on life.
If I can point out the most profound statement he made, it would be; “If you write GOOD TUNES, people are going to like it.” With that being said, Frankie is an amazing guy to learn more about his work and his love for music and the music industry from.
You may contact them through their many social media sites: www.TheStickPeople.com … www.myspace.com/TheStickPeople …
THE STICK PEOPLE Stephen Duffy ~ Lead Vocals & Guitar Mike Stone ~ Guitars & Vocals Bernie Godwin ~ Guitars Frankie Anthony ~ Drums Billy Close ~ Bass