Stick to your guns and your vision is what Harrison Marcello of the rock band TEMPT recommends to young bands. This, he says, helps bands stay ready for whatever projects may come their way.
He’s a founding member, guitarist and one of the songwriters in TEMPT. The New York City based band has a love for the old school 80s rock sound, which I believe gives them a melodic and pop sensibility. TEMPT reminded me of Def Leppard upon first listen. The band’s younger audiences likely hear them as fresh and new, from a genre perspective. Old guys like me think, “Cool, that sounds familiar. I like it.” Harrison and I remarkably have very similar tastes and experiences with rock music.
In our conversation Harrison and I talk about TEMPT’s forthcoming album, their single Living Dangerous, featuring DOROTHY, creating content specifically for fans, business strategy, the formation of TEMPT, their big takeaway from the pandemic, and more.
You can learn more about Harrison and his band TEMPT at TemptBand.com. Please enjoy my conversation with Harrison Marcello of TEMPT.
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