Underground Interview With 20GRIT
20GRIT is a dramatic, melodic hard hitting rock band that has a modern sound and is firmly based in the best of guitar featured rock. With inspiration from the greats like Randy Rhodes, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page, guitarist Tommy Martin weaves elegant themes.
His melodies that have stood the test of time.
Their newest CD is a Heavy, Dark, Powerful. Awesome Metal/Rock.
There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe this CD.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
I am a melodic hard hitting rock guitarist that has a modern sound that is firmly based in the best of guitar featured rock.
With inspiration from the greats like Randy Rhodes, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page, guitarist Tommy Martin weaves elegant themes and melodies that have stood the test of time.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
It is as simple as what you see is what you get, 20 GRIT as in Sand Paper.
The name 20 GRIT is on the back of sand paper.
Over the years and how I managed to keep the name 20GRIT, very simple, I trademarked 20GRIT
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES, NAMELY LIVE PERFORMANCES BY A MUSICAL BAND: RECORDING STUDIO SERVICES. FIRST USE 20010730. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20020504. Filing Date: March 8, 2003. Registration Date: August 8, 2006
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
I started out taking guitar lessons at guitar showcase in San Jose, CA from Spencer Clark, from there on I studied music theory and wrote my own book on how I think music should be written.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I’m curently working on music and videos no future collaborations at the moment.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
#1 on billboards charts, my song played on every radio station, grammy award best new artist, earn double diamond status where no musician has gone before.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
I Like all my songs, of them, all my songs are diffrent, not one is the same.
I enjoy playing NOTHING CAN STOP ME.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
So far, a group of guys in the same group.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
What ever instrument I am playing at the moment I get a feel of it and starting writing.
Song writing is a natural process for me.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media has not Influenced my Career at all, I am still the same songwriter that I always have been.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
I have 12 songs in my playlist from my album titled “beyond disorder”, I added 24 more songs to the same play list for now and will make a new play list for the other songs. I currently have over 500 songs for my play list.
Nothing Can Stop Me
Come Alive Black Ashes Heroin
Sunset Nigh Looking At You
Round And Round
Drag The Chain
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
At an early age in Miami Florida, you can see the rain coming down the street, I would run out of the house as fast as I can, race the rain to try to stay in front of it, eventually I was in the rain running, the water so warm with a smile on my face, the loud thunder braking the sky, eventually I would dive into mud puddles.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Not easy, the most challenging life time commitment I have ever dealt with. I wrote music for fun, no stress, a world of my own with nobody in it.
Don’t take it so serious have fun.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I have no experience as a executive, I am a song writter, thats what I do best, I wouldn’t change a thing, music speaks for it self you either got or you don’t, it is an opine every one has opine, no one thinks the same, I have my own opine, how I want my song to be written.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
It comes from god, it’s one of the fruits given to me before I was born to this earth, almost like Nostradamus in a world of his own, who predict the future no one else can see, as I enter the light, a spiritual place, a world for music, know one els is in but me,
Be your self, my songs is like a bright red apple on a green tree, you can see it, and know it’s me, I have many.