Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Ladymoon

I am hanging out with one of the most talented bands in the area. This is a band that is pretty new to the scene and is making their mark by an incredible stage presence and raw talent behind it to back it up. Playing shows all over the Midwest make sure you take a chance to catch these guys rock your night. Sit back and relax as I am proud to introduce Ladymoon.

Where did you guys all meet?

Kris and I have known each other since we were eight years old. We grew up on in the same neighborhood on the north side of Indianapolis. We met George Mallers at a show in Fort Wayne about six years ago and re-met him when he was playing with a band the Franchize. I met Nick about six years ago with I did a pick up gig with the Mitchell Street Band.

When did you realize that you wanted to make a run at this?

I have always wanted to perform. But I have realized recently that this is the right lineup and could be a band that could finally break for me.

How long have you all been together?

The original lineup was in college between 2001 and 2003 with Kris, Mark McKowen, and myself on drums. We took a few years of and played in different groups. In September of 2007 we reunited and just this past August Mark got married and decided to stop performing. We picked up Nick and George about three months ago and have been rehearsing and performing ever since. We are about to record a new record this week.

What is the largest crowd you guys have ever played for?

We have played a few festivals in the past for quite a few people.

The smallest?

The bartender and the doorman.

Any tattoos in the group?

Kris has a tribal looking tattoo on his arm.

PC or Mac?

I use a PC and Nick and George use a Mac. Kris doesn’t know what a computer is.

What are you drinking on stage?

We have been trying to get everyone to drink water but you may see the occasional PBR.

What is your favorite venue to play?

That’s hard to say. One of my favorites was the Buskirk Chumley In Bloomington.

Who are some of your biggest influences?

There are many. I will mention a few. Beatles, Phish, Allman Brothers, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Zappa, etc. etc. etc.

If you could meet anyone alive or dead who would it be?

Not sure.

Ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly?

PB and J.

Where would you live if money was not an issue?

Somewhere warm.

So your bass player and I share the same last name. Are we related?

Uncle dad? Not sure. I would have to ask him.

What were some of the worst nicknames Potts has brought you?

Sizzle Chest, Brownie (from Nick), P-Dick (which is what we call Nick). I think it’s silly when someone calls Kris Potsy.

Where do you guys see yourself in five years?

I think we can do what we intended on doing. We will have a good amount of success in the music industry in the next five years.

Where does the inspiration come from in a new song?

That could be anything. Some of the best songs that I have written happened in five minutes. Just spontaneous. It seems the ones you dwell on too much end up sucking.

Who is the ringleader of the group?

(Ryan) That would be me.

If you could be any cartoon character who would you be and why?

Some say I resemble Shaggy. But not sure that is whom I would choose. You ask tough questions.

Let’s say you are about to headline at Verizon Wireless Music Center. Who is your opener?

There are so many. I have always imagined that if I was in the position to choose then we would have our favorite band in every town we play in open. Like say we were in Oklahoma City and the Flaming Lips open. Not that they ever would but you get the idea. Let the big hometown band open.

Let’s get some pizza. What toppings?

Anything but anchovies or anything that simply does not belong on a pizza. Meats and veggies are always good. Nick would just say meat because he is a carnivore.

You guys all have jobs or is music it?

George, Nick, and I teach music. Kris is a stay at home Dad.

What is your favorite color?


Thoughts on the Jonas Brothers?

Who are the Jonas Brothers? I don’t know much about them. But they seem to be made up in a Hollywood Studio.

Is MySpace good or bad for musicians?

MySpace is great. It is a free website that let’s you expand your fan base.

When should we expect another album?

Spring of 2009. Spread the word. We start tracking this week.

I always let the artist get the last word. Go.

Never put your coat in an oven at a late night party. Someone may end up turning on said oven and igniting your coat. It ends up making the house smell terrible and you have to walk back home cold and drunk.