Vocalist/Guitarist Doug DelGaudio from Airdate was kind enough to answer some questions for us about this Pop-Rock band from Long Island, New York. They currently have three songs up on Myspace, all filled with poppy goodness that is ready to take over every fan of the genres’ speakers.
SSM: For the record, what is your name and what do you do in the band?
Doug: My name is Doug DelGaudio and i sing and play guitar in Airdate.
SSM: Could you give us a brief history of the band?
Doug: Me and Stevo (Stephen Forys) played in bands all through high school with Chris Loret. Me and Steve wrote and recorded a demo of a few ruff tracks in 2006. Not long after we met Dan Mccabe through mutual friends, and the band Airdate was formed.
SSM: How would you describe your music? Do you feel you fall under any genres?
Doug: I really don’t see us conforming to any type of scene or genre. We write music that makes the hair on the back of our necks stand up, and we feel like if it does that to us, itll at least make some people feel the same way. If I had to say anything, It’d be straight up pop/rock'n'roll.
SSM: If someone was to see you live, what could they expect from the show?
Doug: to be jumping around sweating ALOT lol. We love to bring high energy to the stage, so if u come be prepared to sing along and have a wild time. Just ask someone about "wild airdate" lol.
SSM: What is your idea of a successful band?
Doug: to me a successful band is a group who stays together for more then 10 years and keeps creating good solid music. A PRIME example would be a band like Bon Jovi. When you’re able to have a family, home, and still tour and live the rock star life.. that’s being successful.
SSM: What was one of the best compliments you’ve received from someone?
Doug: i think the one thing that sticks out to me is when a fan actually let me know that they loved a song of ours called "For You." and they were gettin the lyrics tattooed on them. That’s deeeeeep
SSM: Do you have any plans to record a full length album? Is there anything you’ve released thus far that people can buy?
Doug: Yes!! We are currently writing our first full length, but for now you can purchase on new E.P. in online digital form. Go buy it!! www.myspace.com/airdate
SSM: What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome as a band so far?
Doug: Battling through the ups and downs of trying to make it. There have been really high points, and very bad low points. It’s hard to stick together as a unit and move forward when that happens, but we keep it together and push on.
SSM: The question that no band can escape. How did you come up with the name Airdate?
Doug: lol the question ALOT of people ask us. Me an d steve actually were looking for a name while browsing on the internet. And we just saw the word AIRDATE, and it kinda had a ring to it. We looked it up and the meaning was pretty cool. It’s basically about a form of entertainment (tv show, movie, radio) being aired for viewing or listening. in other words.. The date it will be released.
SSM: Anything else you want to add, that maybe we didn’t cover?
Doug: i want to take the time out to thank everyone for checking this out, and to all our friends, family, and fans for the insane support! Thanks!
By: Lauren and Keaton