1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
- I (Chris) have been into music my whole life as my father played folk guitar and my mother was a dancer. Also I grew up watching my brother (Chip) play in various other bands. I (Chris) began playing the piano around age 15. My brother was a big inspiration not only the music he created but also various bands we listened to and various cheesy 80’s movies that he forced me to watch. Also, on a more somber note, a good friend of mine committed suicide and I realized that music was a perfect outlet to help get certain things “off my chest.”
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
- I think I might have answered that some in the first question, and yes I think everything you experience whether it’s joyous or not has an impact on what you create. Both Chip and I love the simplicity and focus on melody that 80’s music did so well. We also as a band think modern music’s focus has shifted too much toward production and away from melody crafting. The desire to create infectious melodies is one of our primary unifying factors as a band.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
- It varies individually but the first Cosby songs began to take shape in the Winter of 2011.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
- Our goal from the start has been quality over quantity. We try not to over saturate the live market as we all know music is one of the most “over saturate” industries there is, if not the most. Our first show ever was with Future Islands and since then we have accompanied several National acts such as Saints of Valory, Banks, and Priory. We have also headlined the largest music venue in our city of Richmond the National Theater. We have several shows lined up in the U.S. for our spring/summer “Summer Gold” tour, we will make an official announcement soon. We would also love to make it to the U.K. to support our EP this summer.
5 – What has been your favorite moment in music?
- Janet Jackson’s boob would just be too easy. That’s actually such a tough question because there are so many on a personal level and also on an industry level. For myself (Chris) seeing Neil Young live was pretty incredible and for my brother Chip he was able to see David Gilmour during his On an Island tour at Radio City Music Hall in NY.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
- The best thing would be to go to our official website at www.cosbymusic.com. There you can find various links to all of our social media outlets. Thank again!