Slam Entertainment Caught Up with Jason Achilles Mezilis, He is a Musician From The United States. Checkout what He has to say in His Interview Below:
Slam Ent: What is your name? Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become an artist?
Jason Achilles Mezilis: Hello, thanks for having me. I grew up in Northern California…right down the street from the first Apple Computer headquarters. It used to be all orchards back then…probably has something to do with the name, eh? My father’s side of the family has the musically genetic lineage, so that part was most likely inevitable…could have been worse, I could have ended up a lawyer!
Slam Ent: How did you come up with your Stage name?
Jason Achilles Mezilis: Funny enough, everyone thinks my real name is a stage name…I wonder who the heck would come up with something that hard to remember? I honestly tried quite hard to come up with a “band” name…but it all sounded forced or disingenuous…so the long-ass stubborn Greek heritage won out.
Slam Ent: Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration?
Jason Achilles Mezilis: Mostly from walking…my head gets lost, and the rhythm of my footsteps is what most commonly inspires new ideas and grooves. Or I’ll politely borrow from something in the musical lexicon…mutate that into a new beast…I think the kids these days call that “sampling” (ha). And of course there’s the odd musical jam now and again with a fantastic group of musicians, that can stir things up in a fun way.
Slam Ent: Any planned studio upgrades? What are you working with now?
Jason Achilles Mezilis: I recently partnered my studio space [Organic Audio Recorders] these past few months with a bud out here in Los Angeles, and we now literally have more gear than we have room to put it in. The studio space looks like an insanely well-stocked used-music emporium, between the old Neotek console, 16-track tape machine, piles of amplifiers, drums, old keyboards & pianos, etc. We definitely need an upgrade, so yeah that may be coming sooner than later. Pretty good problems to have, though.
Slam Ent: Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?
Jason Achilles Mezilis: Some fantastic ones, yes…but nothing I’m prepared to share details on, just yet. I promise good things 🙂
Slam Ent: What should fans look forward to in 2017?
Jason Achilles Mezilis: Tour dates beginning most likely end of January, into March…most likely western and southern US dates for that period, maybe another Pacific Northwest run as well. Certainly there will be new material released next year, I really enjoyed putting out my first vinyl release in 2016, it would be fantastic to have another full-length LP to follow that up with. And of course, those pending dates opening for Pink Floyd reunion tour…Roger Waters will be returning my calls any day now…
Tour dates, info at http://www.jamezilis.com
“Comedown” LP limited-edition vinyl available at: http://jamezilis.bigcartel.com
Watch: Jason Achilles Mezilis – “COMEDOWN LP” Album Preview
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