1) Introduce us to your project!
Hello! The Clay People are: Daniel Neet – Vocals / Brian McGarvey – Guitars / Dan Dinsmore – Drums /Vegas Nacy – Vocals and sounds / Eric Braymer – Bass / Jared Weed – Guitars.
2) How did you guys start out?
TCP was created by Dan Neet as a 2-piece industrial act but quickly became a sonic force with the addition of Brian McGarvey and Dan Dinsmore.
3) Describe your band’s sound.
Imagine a category 5 Hurricane and right in the middle of that storm is the most beautiful sunset – that’s the sound of The Clay People.
4) What influences your craft?
Comic books, Horror movies, integrity, passion.
5) What makes your band different? Why should people listen to you?
For starters, the melodic chaos vocally sets apart TCP from a lot of other bands – Dan has a unique voice, the tones of McGarvey blended with the rhythms of Dinsmore are a unique combination.
6) When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
Well, the song that broke the band is “Awake” from the 1998 self-titled release, I guess that would be the one BUT there are so many to pick from I think you would get 6 different answers from the 6 members!
7) What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
I think the hardest part was taking a lengthy time out and coming back into a business that really isn’t a business anymore – there aren’t that many labels or agents for rock and metal, radio is all but done etc, but everything comes back around, and I believe, with social media, this is just another chapter in this amazing book of art.
8) What has been the biggest highlight of your career so far?
Getting onstage every night and doing what you love is just the greatest – and connecting with you fans – I know that sounds cliché but it’s all true!
9) How bright is the future of your project – what are the plans?
Oh man, after all this time we are just getting started! Touring, more writing, movie soundtracks, video games, maybe Brian as the next top underwear model – stay tuned!
10) When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
I think TCP would like to be remembered for its authenticity. Never once changed for anyone, yet not having all the songs sound the same but always sounding like TCP!