The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Foxtrot & The Get Down
- by Alexis V.
There has been a lot of news coming out of the Foxtrot & The Get Down
camp. The band just made their new seven-song EP, Sold the Soul, available for streaming, which you can do so below. The trio of Ryan Fox, Colin Budny, and Ken Bianca recently added a fourth full-time member, Erica Ruiz, to the group. And they just won our most recent Featured Artist(s) Poll. You can check out our “get to know ya” interview with the BaseGod-lovin’ rockers below.
The Deli: How did you start making music?
Foxtrot & The Get Down: Everyone in the band started making music at a young age. Fox and Colin - who knew each other from high school - got together, musically, at West Chester University where they later met Ken. After discovering Ken played bass and realizing everyone shared similar musical interests, the three got together to form Foxtrot. Colin and Erica met each other working together at a part-time job, where Colin learned of Erica's vocal talent. After extensive studio work and several shows with the band, Erica has recently joined Foxtrot as a full-time member.
TD: Where did the band name, Foxtrot & The Get Down, come from?
F&TGD: We wish we had a cooler story, but it basically came from trying to find things out. We got the Foxtrot from Fox's name and "The Get Down" is just kinda bullshit we came up with.
TD: What are your biggest musical influences?
Ryan Fox: Phish, Grateful Dead, Modest Mouse, Lil B.
Ken Bianco: 311, Sublime, Jamiroquai, Lil B.
Erica Ruiz: Van Morrison, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Lil B.
Colin Budny: G-Love, Otis Redding, Kanye West, Lil B.
TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?
CB: The Alabama Shakes, Chance The Rapper
KB: Twin Atlantic, Haim
ER: Bon Iver, Lykke Li
And of course, we always subscribe to The BasedGod. Bitch Mob. Task Force. #FREEMEEKMILL
TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?
CB: First Concert - Taking Back Sunday. First Album - I bought two on the same day. I walked to Pat's Music, and bought The College Dropout and Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits.
ER: First Concert - Incubus. First Album - Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette.
KB: First Concert - Green Day. First Album - Hello Nasty by The Beastie Boys.
RF: First concert, embarrassingly enough, was Bon Jovi, and since I don't remember the first album I ever bought, I'll go with the first vinyl I ever bought which was Shakedown Street by The Grateful Dead
TD: What do you love about Philly?
F&TGD: We love the city in general. We love what it looks like; we love the people, the history, the food, the sports, the culture, all that. And of course, the music scene.
TD: What do you hate about Philly?
F&TGD: Traffic, parking, and I-95. We hate 95.
TD: What are your plans for 2014?
F&TGD: Touring, seeing different cities, and just continuing to make the music we wanna make and having fun with this EP.
TD: What was your most memorable live show?
F&TGD: We really loved our last show in NYC at Webster Hall, but I think our favorite was our most recent show at Xfinity Live in Philly.
TD: What is your favorite thing to get at the deli?
CB: Roast beef hoagie - extra mayo and extra onion.
RF: Spicy turkey hoagie - mayonnaise, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and American cheese.
KB: Classic Italian hoagie.
ER: Turkey Hoagie.
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