Behind The Scenes With Lansdowne

I had the amazing chance to talk with band member Jon Ricci from the extremely talented band Lansdowne. Introducing Jon! Check out their music today, they will rock your world!

Behind The Scenes With Lansdowne:

ZanaD: What is the name of your band?

Jon: Lansdowne

ZanaD: Where are you from?

Jon: Boston, MA

ZanaD: What type of music do you play?

Jon: Rock/Active Rock. Artists we’re often compared to include Theory Of A Deadman, Shinedown, Saving Abel

ZanaD: What is the best advice you have for people who want to break into the music industry?

Jon: Don’t get into it for any other reason than you love to play music. You have to work twice as hard as you would in a normal office job just to make half the money. It’s an incredible life filled with a lot of moments that you can’t buy, but don’t get into it just because you want to be a rock star.

ZanaD: How many years have you been writing music for?

Jon: This is my first band and we’ve been together for about 4 years

ZanaD: Where would your dream place be to perform at?

Jon:I think the Boston Garden would be pretty awesome for us.

ZanaD:What inspires you to write music?

Jon: Life experiences, stories we’ve been told. A lot of our music comes from the touring we’ve done and all the crazy things we’ve seen.

ZanaD:Whats the song you need to listen to when your feeling down?

Jon: It’s a toss up between mmmbop by Hanson and Can You Feel The Love Tonight from the Lion King soundtrack…

ZanaD: What’s your favorite band?

Jon: Right now, I’m listening to new records from Three Days Grace and Stone Sour. Both are amazing.

ZanaD: Whats your favorite song?

Jon:There are so many, but off the two records I just mentioned I love “No More” and “Say You’ll Haunt Me”

ZanaD: Who is your hero?

Jon: My mother, she raised my brother and I on her own and made countless sacrifices to make sure we had a great childhood.

ZanaD: If you could have three wishes come true what would they be and why?

Jon: For myself I’d love to live forever, so I’d wish for immortality. There’s just too much I want to do and see and I’m not sure anyone has enough time to get it all done.

For America I’d wish for stronger schools with better teachers and opportunities. I was very lucky to have all of the music and theater and sports programs that I had growing up. We didn’t have a lot of money but I lived in a town that had a lot of resources. My high school English teacher is the person responsible for making me a better writer, and I think kids deserve the chance to at least see what their potential is.

For the world I wish we could find a better way to provide food and water for those that don’t have it. I think we’d be pleasantly surprised if we found ourselves in a world that doesn’t have to fight for clean drinking water and enough to eat.

ZanaD: When is your next album coming out?

Jon: Who cares about the next one, go get A Day In The Life and burn that shit for your friends.

ZanaD: When is your next concert?

Jon: We’ll be headlining a festival in Cocoa Beach, Florida, for the Air Force called Air Force Week. It’s going to be out of control.

ZanaD:Where do you see your band in 5 years from now?

Jon: Playing backyard bbqs and and sweet 16 parties for $50 and a case of PBR. Dream big. Dream big.

ZanaD: What is your dream?

Jon: To buy my mom a house. She works too hard and I want to say thank you for giving me the life I’ve got.

ZanaD: If you could be in any place right now where would it be?

Jon: 34° 4′ 35″ N, 118° 25′ 46.65″ W

ZanaD:If you were stuck on an island what three items would you bring?

Jon:Handle of Jack, professional trained masseuse, complete DVD set of The West Wing.

ZanaD: If you were trapped in a room what three people would you want to be with?

Jon: Stephen Hawkins, Benjamin Franklin, Bono

ZanaD: What musician would you want to go on a date with and why?

Jon: Can I substitute musician for Natalie Portman? Thanks

ZanaD: Favorite quote?

Jon: “It is never too late to become what you might have become” – George Eliot