-Interview- Hand To Hand 1/22/07

Hand To Hand
(Lifeforce Records)
Interviewed on: 1/22/07

1. What are your names and roles in the band.

Rob Kellom - Vocals
Jay Vilardi - Guitar
John Radford - Guitar
John Raudebaugh(me) - Bass
Danny Strong - Drums

You've recently played a show with A Day To Remember (Victory) and Phoenix Mourning (Century Media) how did that go? Phoenix Mourning seems like friends of yours, did you know them since the Calm. days?

We've played with Phoenix Mourning several times. Jay was actually in Calm before he joined H2H and if you look at the songwriting credits for Phoenix Mourning's CD, you'll see that he had a lot to do with the album.

What's your favorite song to play live?


It depends on the crowd. Usually Preamble or The Arson just because those are good "sing-alongs” and there's nothing we love more than our crowd singing along with us.

Are you guys working on a new album? If so, when can we expect it?

Yes! We're extremely excited about the new music we've been writing. If we could release it all tomorrow we would. We're trying to be patient, however, and make sure we put out the best album we possibly can. Each song we write gets better and better and with each song we’re finding something new and learning something about ourselves as well.
We can't promise anything, but we're hoping to have new tracks .. sometime within the next couple months and then hopefully finish the album soon after that.

What's rockin in your Ipods/Cd players?

Recently it's been the new albums from Saosin, Alexisonfire, Deftones, Crime In Stereo, He Is Legend and The Format. And we're always jammin on everything from Minus The Bear to Journey to Dragonforce.

Where's your favorite place to play? Why?

Nothing can top Germany. We think of it as our second home because our friends and fans there treat us so good. We miss everyone there and can’t wait to get back. Of course we love playing our hometown, Orlando, too. It’s always a party!

Who’s the jokester in the band? Any good road stories?

Rob is always crackin jokes. Good road stories? Man, we have way too many. Having fun and being crazy is what we do on the road.

Your merch designs are very cool, who designed them?

The merch we have .. right now was designed by our friends at Studio AKT. But we actually have three designers in the band including myself, John Radford and Rob. We plan on doing ALL of H2H's future artwork ourselves.

9. What does the future hold for Hand To Hand?


The new album is all we have on our minds right now. We’ve made so many friends and have learned a lot from our experiences thus far and we just want to keep growing and keep making new friends along the way.
Mostly what we want from this next album is for it to really convey a message because as a band we have a lot to say. We want to do a lot of positive things with the band and not just musically either.

10. Any shoutouts?

Shoutout to our homeboys in The Burning Season. Everyone check out their new release coming out in March. Also word to all our friends and fans all over the world, thanks for being patient with us, the new music is on its way!