Published Indie recording artist Eddie Roberts, founder of Resin 8 began his study of music at the age of 6. Eddie started writing poetry and freeform abstract writing without thought just letting one word inspire the next.
His family moved to West Memphis, Arkansas and soon Eddie ran away. His grandmother took him in at age twelve. Years past and he settled into school by the time he graduated he was three time All state and earned a Full scholarship in music. Soon after turning 17 in 1991 Eddie volunteered for military service in the U.S. Army. After returning home in 1993 Eddie auditioned for and made the 106th Army band. In 1998 he received his Honorable discharge. Soon after depression took over.
Suffering the loss of several close friends to the war, suicide and overdose. The darkness at that point had taken control. Emptiness seemed all that was left. Death seemed a fantasy, one that was too good for him. Out of that he began writing songs such as "Free yourself" "I walk alone" "Go away" and "You lied again" all on an unreleased album called "Wasted”. And then around the year 2001 he met a guitar player Nicknamed "Hatchet". Over the next several years formed Resin8. A musical bond formed between them, practically reading each other's mind. Their presence on stage is captivating, bigger than life as though they are possessed. Truly unreal, in the moment a must-see experience.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music and How Would You Describe Your Sound?
If you were to toss some perfect Circle in with some Seven dust add a heavy dose of AIC, then sprinkle on top the great Alice Cooper top that of with a blow of the fist of Five finger death punch. Grind that up in a blender.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Ha, a story maybe not a great one? In the beginning of course we were mostly exploring our minds through the consumption of lots of weed. Pondering the scope of the infinite void of space the symbol for infinity became a topic. Well, that same week it seemed everywhere there it was the number 8. In our address where several construction projects were located. And a few other moments that week. The bass play at the time moved into his new apartment no 8 with an oversized 8 right by the porch light. It seemed as though the creator was sending us a sign.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
I studied music playing trombone in college and toured as a member an army band. Everything from classical, Renaissance, jazz , big band, blues, rock, I enjoy 70's rock , 90's 'grunge, it truly is hard to just say this is my influence.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Yes , we are always trying to write and are working on a project possibly the best work we ever done. With a sound that I am at a loss to describe yet leaves you with a sadistic grin and thinking what the %@$ play that again. With the deaths of our brothers on bass and drums we have had an awakening and a new since of our mortality. We will try to keep their spirit alive and be innovative.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
To have influence to change peoples perspective and thoughts. To have a band that lasts maybe becomes a legend? Mostly to be accepted to share with the world our music in a more connected intimate way. In a day where people have stopped supporting the musician. Even families and culture is being forgotten. Social interaction is almost a myth all due to social media. It is sad . To sell your music or even feed yourself is a lot to expect.
What Is Your Favorite Track to Perform Live and Why?
Me personally a song called I am, It gives me chills. It is on our album jar of Contempt.
What Has Been the Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
To make it, seems we have been faced with life changing and traumatic events and losses that most groups never recover from. Multiple times I am just grateful to still be breathing and here to have another day. Most would give up and understandably so. I see it as one more chance to prove at least to my kids to stand up dust off your knees and fight for what you believe in, to never stop until you draw your last breath. Success never come if you give up.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I have none. It comes to me in a vision so to speak. As if it is playing in my mind. I try not to force it. Usually once inspired it only takes minutes.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career as An Artist?
I have mixed feelings, overall, I have used it to build an intimate relationship with my fans. I interact with people daily. I wish I had more time. As the numbers have grown you simply never notice or have a chance to make a dent in today’s list of incoming messages. But I do try. Interaction is key. It is easy to follow and forget but numbers mean nothing if it's an empty follow. Followers must be earned and appreciated so that they invest some of themselves to become a disciple so to speak. People have influence but you have to build a bond that drives one to become one.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently on Your Playlist?
Drowning pool, AIC, five finger, I also like Alanis Morissette . My playlist changes often.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I don't recall it's all I have ever known.
Any Advice for Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Rehearse daily, study, focus, work hard, don't be a fool very few drug addicts make it most kill themselves. Let your success be your drug. To respect who you see in the mirror is the best feeling ever. Believe in yourself don’t take your blinders off or waste time on empty people who want a free ride.
What Would You Change in The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I'd fire everyone so the musician was the one who profits.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
It is vital to find your sound follow your heart play what makes you feel good. Not what you think makes you cool. The heart is in the right place the fans will come.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
If you haven't had a chance to see us perform you need to make an effort you will love it.
We love each and every one of our peeps. Truly.
Thanks for your interest it has been an honor. Search #Resin8rocks