“I have always played hard and aggressive with a [lot] of energy,” said local musician Jason Spinney, bassist for Orlando band NerVer. “I hate that when I turn on the radio I can’t tell one band from another because they all sound the same. It’s like there is a secret factory that keeps producing clone bands and giving them record deals. What happened to originality and attitude?”
With NerVer, Spinney has found both originality and attitude. “I think the biggest thing that sets us apart is the music. We have an original sound and are more concerned with playing kick ass music than we are with our image. It’s not a beauty contest people, it’s called rock music, and yes we rock!”
“I want people to leave our shows thinking ‘rock isn’t dead.’ I want people to remember that before the days of auto-tune and computers, bands actually had to have talent, and believe it or not, they played their own instruments.”
The Orlando musician has played guitar for years, but now plays bass in NerVer. As far as his musical influences he cites “Slayer, The Beastie Boys, NWA, Rage Against the Machine, Kyuss, and a kick ass finger picking country bad-ass named Shep Spinney.”
“Orlando has several great venues which promote local music, as well as some very talented musicians. There have been several bands that have broke big from the scene and I do not doubt there will be several more in the next few years.”
“It is very important that local bands work with each other as much as possible. If you are a douche word will get around and no bands will want to play with you, or refer you to shows. Not to mention if a band does go big they will most likely need openers for shows, and that only helps your pockets and gets you in front of more people.”
Not every response from Spinney is so serious. “My ultimate goal is to become famous and hook up with Winona Ryder, that chick loves rock stars so this is my shot.”
When he’s not busy trying to achieve that particular goal he keeps himself occupied with a real job? “I actually wear a suit and tie and run a multi-million dollar corporation, I’m like a super hero with a secret identity.”
NerVer has a big show coming up Saturday, November 5th. They are on the bill for the Second Annual Orange Avenue Jam Festival in downtown Orlando. The $7 charge covers all three venues (The Social, Backbooth, and Wall Street Plaza) and an impressive list of bands including Seven Mary Three, Fishbone, Jonnie Morgan Band, The Whitey Tighties, Our Future Leaders, The Crazy Carls, The Dropa Stone, and others.
Aside from that show, Spinney has a big treat lined up for the rest of the band. “Next week I have my annual physical / prostate exam, and the whole band is invited.”
NerVer has a 12 song CD out titled Twelve Twenty One Twenty Twelve. Music fans can check out Orlando band NerVer on their official site, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.