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INTERVIEW: Un5gettable

How would you classify your music?

Our music is situational humor playing by top40 pop rules.  It’s similar to Lucky Charms.  There’s no nutritional value but your mom will probably let you eat it.

Who are your top 5 musical influences?

The Lonely Island

Barenaked Ladies

Jefferson Starship

Jefferson Airplane

Electric Mayhem

What do you want fans to take from your music?

What do you mean take stuff from us?  Why would they take things from us!  How do they even know where we live? Are they in our houses right now?  Get away from our stuff!!  You can’t just take our music? Stealing’s a sin and piracy is illegal.  You wouldn’t steal a car.  You wouldn’t steal a horse. You might pet a horse. You might ride a horse. Have you ever felt a horse’s nose?  They’re really soft.

Wait, what was the question?

Tell us about your latest release?

We want to make people laugh by commenting on very honest situations.  Honesty in our comedy is the key. We don’t want to give away the punch line, but our new single “Sorry” is probably the most awkwardly hilarious song about embracing a situation in life that’s more common than people might want to admit and those who have are definitely too afraid to talk about it. If you listen to all of our songs the truth in the situation is what’s driving the comedy.

What do you love and hate about the Music Business?

We love how in this new age of music and social media we can instantly and directly encounter and engage our fans.  What we hate, however, are fans taking from our music. Seriously, stop taking our things!

What do you like most about playing live?

Free drinks for sure. But also the groupies after the shows. We only wish those groupies weren’t our parents, but still…free drinks.  Making each other laugh on stage is a huge bonus.  The game is to try and make the other guys break on stage.  We’re also trained singers so it’s always super cool to hear all five us sing together and pull off live what we did in the studio.  There’s something special when all five of us are in the same room.

How have you evolved as a band over the last year?

In an effort not to marginalize our fan base, Un5gettable does not have an official stance on evolution. But to answer your question, not only have we collectively put on 47lbs, but also we’ve really honed in on who we are as a group.  When we first started it all began as a short-term joke.  None of us ever imagined we’d be still doing this 15 years in.  We’ve really learned to play to our strengths instead of forcing ourselves down a path we thought would be cool or more successful.  Our goal is to crack ourselves up and put out the music that we want to see in the world.  Once we started doing that people started to pay attention.  For example, in the first week the video for “Sorry” was released on Funny or Die we shot up to the Top 10 Most Buzzed video list on the site.  People are attracted to our brand of comedy and that’s a direct result of us just being ourselves.

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, get drunk with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

RYAN: Fred Rogers.  Imagine all the drinking he had to do to deal with the Neighborhood of Make Believe. That guy has to have some stories!

KYLE: I would have dinner with Mama Cass to suggest she tries the soup instead. You know, because you can’t choke on soup. Wait…but you can drown in it.  Dammit!

JOE:  Paul McCartney.  I think he’s the best songwriter who ever lived. Plus, who wouldn’t want to talk with  walrus with a British accent.

ZACH: Paul Simon. Mostly so I could request he calls me “Al.”

BRENDAN: I’d like to have a drink with the Paul McCartney who died AND the guy who’s been masquerading as Paul McCartney ever since. I mostly want to hear the original Paul hated about songs like “Big Boys Bickering,” proving why Paul circa 1966 and earlier was better.

What is next for you?

Well, it’s kinda hush hush, but right now we’re spending most of our time and effort building our own proprietary Virtual Reality experience for our fans called Virtually 5gettable.  We’re shooting for a launch date of 2024.  But in the meantime, we are busy creating more content in the form of music videos and sketch videos.  We’re also working on our live show and plan to record a full-length comedy music album later this year.  We’re most excited about playing in a city near you very, very soon!

You can connect with us directly on the following platforms to stay up to date with us:

Twitter: @un5gettable

Instagram: @un5gettable

Facebook: facebook.com/un5gettable

www.un5gettable.com

Also, follow us on YouTube and Spotify.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, play guitar, music geek, movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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