EMQ’s with N.A.S.H
Hi everyone! Welcome to our EMQ’s with American Alternative Rock Band N.a.s.H. Huge thanks to them for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Bryan Nash: I’m lead vocals and rhythm guitar for the band. History is a little long, but the best bits are we’ve been together for 30 plus years (without Dylan…..because the rest of us are brothers). Dylan has been with us for 5ish years. I started the band with my father on drums, Joe on bass, and my mother managing. After that Jim joined me and we played together with different bass players for a few years before Joe graduated college and re-joined. We got Dylan from a band he fronted in about 2014-15 and it’s been a party ever since. We’re the strongest we’ve ever been. We just love playing music together in front of people who love music.
How did you come up with your band name?
Bryan Nash: Oh man this is even shorter than the history! Our surname is the inspiration, but we wanted to do something to make it stand out. Putting the periods in between the letters let’s people speculate as to its meaning. It means nothing by the way!!!… Or does it?!
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
Jim Bobbi Nash: We are from the United States and honestly, the scene in our state is definitely hurting. We live in an on-demand world and shows are harder and harder to put together. It’s also hard to find bands and venues that care about developing a musical scene.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video?
Dylan Johnson: Our latest release is our album “Incredible Villains”. We just put out our second single titled ‘D.i.t.c.h’.
Joe Nash: ‘D.i.t.c.h’ is probably the heaviest song we have written to date. It is kind of a fucked-up love story.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Bryan Nash: Metallica, Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Alice In Chains, KISS
Dylan Johnson: Jimi Hendrix, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Brand New and Slipknot
Jim Bobbi Nash: Freddie Mercury, greatest influence of all time, on stage and off. And Vin Diesel because who wouldn’t want to live their life a quarter mile at a time.
Joe Nash: SlipKnot, Pantera, Metallica
What first got you into music?
Dylan Johnson: The moment I realized I was serious about it was when my guitar instructor taught me how to play Purple Haze and I could actually play it.
Jim Bobbi Nash: Hearing Metallica’s ‘One’ for the first time, and my father.
Joe Nash: If I had to pick a memory of actually feeling a song in my heart, it was when my father played “Daughter” by Pearl Jam. I’ve listened to plenty of music before that, but that’s what stuck in my head.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Bryan Nash: Pearl Jam
Dylan Johnson: Bayside
Jim Bobbi Nash: Slipknot
Joe Nash: Metallica
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Jim Bobbi Nash: I’m not really aware of major festivals, but Slipknot has ‘Knot Fest’ – that would be pretty kick ass.
Dylan Johnson: I would have loved to have played with Nirvana live at Reading. I got that DVD for Christmas in high school and played it so many times. Kurt really inspired me to not give a fuck when performing or, more importantly, writing songs.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Bryan Nash: Now that you bring it up, I don’t think we have ever received a gift from a fan! But we have definitely heard some stories of things that people have got, so maybe we should be grateful?!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Jim Bobbi Nash: Thank you. Without your devotion to something we believe so strongly about, we feel that music would die out into a digital world.
Joe Nash: Get off the couch and go support shows!
If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Bryan Nash: John Lennon
Dylan Johnson: Kurt Cobain
Jim Bobbi Nash: Freddie Mercury. And I would immediately break up with my current girlfriend for him!
What do you enjoy most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Jim Bobbi Nash: There is no hate. I love everything little thing, even lugging my equipment to the coldest of venues. My favourite thing is watching the faces in the crowd.
Dylan Johnson: There’s so much honestly. The achievement you feel as you get better, and the interaction with fans and people you may not have ever met otherwise is a pretty cool thing.
Joe Nash: Hands down the performance part. Also, when a song finally clicks during our writing process!
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Jim Bobbi Nash: I would run it all!
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Dylan Johnson: Probably “Appetite For Destruction”. That’s a hard question for sure cause there’s so many I could put here but Appetite is top to bottom such a badass record. Truly no weak songs. Not many bands can pull off an album like that, at a time like that, ESPECIALLY as their debut. Legendary.
Jim Bobbi Nash: “A Night At The Opera” by Queen and “Sheer Heart Attack” by Queen.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Jim Bobbi Nash: All, as long as they have good shit on them.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Jim Bobbi Nash: Starland Ballroom in New Jersey, but also CBGB’s when it was open in New York City.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Bryan Nash: I don’t know. It would definitely still be something related to music in some way.
Dylan Johnson: Grounds crew.
Jim Bobbi Nash: Being a struggling musician!
Joe Nash: Author.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Bryan Nash: Eddie Vedder, Paul McCartney, Brent Smith, my wife and my brother Johnny.
Dylan Johnson: Corey Taylor, Anthony Raneri, my girlfriend, my dog and someone who knows how to cook!
Jim Bobbi Nash: Me, myself and I, and my girlfriend and my girlfriends plus 1.
Joe Nash: Corey Taylor, James Hetfield, Lajon Witherspoon, my wife and my son.
What’s next for the band?
Bryan Nash: We are heading in 2020 on a real high off playing a sold-out show at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey. We want to keep that coming. We just want to continue to push “Incredible Villains” and play shows.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jim Bobbi Nash: You can hit us up on:
And our website:
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Jim Bobbi Nash: None of us know what the fuck they are!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Joe Nash- Buy “Incredible Villains” and thanks for listening to us talk about ourselves for this long.
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