Monday, July 15, 2013

Music Monday: The Beautiful Display

*Introduce the band to my readers. (Your names + what you play, etc)

-- Anthony Cottom - Piano/vocals
Shawn Piatt - Guitar
Pepy Maloba - Bass
Caleb Frey - Drums

*What's the origin of the band name? Have you changed the band's name before?

--The Beautiful Display is about the art that comes out of a million mixed emotions. The music is all about that feeling when you're awake at night, alone with your own thoughts.

*What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

-- We consider ourselves to be indie rock with a slight pop influence as well. Some of our influences include; The Fray, The Script, Go Radio, Transit, Straylight Run, and Taking Back Sunday

*When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?

--The band was formed in January of 2013 after Anthony had written most of the material on piano and wanted to start doing the music full band at shows. Original line up had Skyler Klotz switching back and forth on different songs from bass to guitar. Upon his leaving of the band, we picked up a bass player AND guitarist to give us an even more full sound.

*Do you have a record label? Are you a member of any music organizations?

--We are currently unsigned but we are being the Wabash Valley Musicians Club's featured artist of the month for July.

*Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

-- We have performed all over Indiana and some in Illinois. We are due to play in Kentucky July 25th. Also, there is talk of us hitting the road early 2014 for a tour with Lion In The Mane across the US.

*Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you ever play any covers? Do you have a set play list?

--Our usual set list goes as follows, but we have been known to switch it up.

Go On Three
We Are The Droids You Were Looking For
The Monster, The Princess
My Carbon Footprint Is Pretty Massive

*Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?

--Anthony writes most of the songs with obvious musical input from the rest of the band. We write alot about whatever we are going through emotionally. It's alot of "what you've always wanted to say but never had the guts to" music.

*How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?

--We have gotten so much tighter musically and have begun to really find "our sound".

*What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?

--Our biggest challenge as a band had just been getting this music into your ears and onto your playlists. We'd love any help with promotion if anyone is interested!

*How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?

--All of our songs are available for free download at

*Any last words?

--Thank you so much for your time and also thank you eternally to each and every single person who has read this!


I am super happy to be introducing you guys to TBD. I hope you enjoy it + go grab their music. Support these dudes.

1 comment :

  1. your blog is so wonderful! so excited to have found you.


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