Members: Eric James, Max Dean, Matty
Boy, Mikey G
Genre: Retro Pop
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Recent Release: Forever Strong
Brooklyn four-piece, The Classic
Kids, are starting off 2016 with a bang. The band will be releasing their debut EP, Forever Strong, on January 15th and will be
playing an EP release show tomorrow at the
Bowery Electric alongside Polar Planet, Don’t Believe In Ghosts and Johnny
Miller! Inspired by classic rock and pop culture, The Classic Kids create
infectious tunes that everyone is sure to love! Get to know more about The
Classic Kids below!
How did The Classic Kids form and
come to be what it is today?
We have known each other for years,
and also played together in past bands. After years of experimenting and
looking for our “sound”, we locked ourselves in a studio for months
until we created the overall vision for “The Classic Kids”
Who are some of your musical
influences – both as a band and individually?
As a band we really look up to
the Eagles and a lot of 80s pop culture bands such as A-Ha, Flock Of Seagulls,
The Police etc… Individual Eric has always been a fan of the Doors, Max
always learned AC/DC guitar licks, Matt grew up listening to Springsteen, and
Mike rocked out with The Eagles!
What do you enjoy most about playing
The overall experience between showing up to a new venue, meeting people
for the first time, and being able showcase your music and find a common ground
with the people that are listening. Also there is nothing like playing a live
show and rocking out with your best-friends!
What do you do when you’re not playing music?
When we are not
doing music we are just normal people. We love spending time together as a band
and friends and love going out to dinners & bars with our friends, kick it
back on the beach and play some frisbee and volleyball, and we LOVE watching