Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. TJ of The Nearly Deads
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:55:02
The Nearly Deads Videos
Today's Take Aim guest is Theresa Jeane of this Nashville-based rock band.
The Nearly Deads frontwoman TJ took aim with us today. We have a special love for girls in bands and T to the J is no different. She slays. Get to know her, yeah?
Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!
Theresa Jeane: Platinum-blonde singer with a serious case of wanderlust. Piano player for life and a classically-trained vocalist. Always thought I'd end up on Broadway until I was introduced to punk rock! I grew up in Kansas and I love makeup, cats, and shopping.
If you were not doing music, you would be…
A special effects makeup artist!
Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?
I love drawing and typography. I sell lyric art at BigCartel and I have also always loved painting and anything crafty!
Pick ONE song one your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?
'Changeover' is really about our first experiences in the music industry. It just wasn't what I (we) ever imagined it would be like. People will try to change your look, your sound, your act, everything about you. So many bands just listen to them, blindly going through the motions and believing that their big break is just around the corner. They forget about originality and being genuine. But somehow, in the beginning, it seemed like those bands were actually getting ahead while we were sticking to our guns and getting nowhere. So I wrote the song about how that felt. My eyes were opened to everything going on behind the scenes. It reminded me of a scene from my favorite movie, Fight Club, where the narrator (spoiler) realizes that he has been Tyler Durden all along. 'We've just lost cabin pressure.' The narration continues: 'It's called a changeover. The movie goes on and nobody in the audience has any idea.' I had that exact same feeling one night. It wasn't disappointment- it was a realization that everything I thought I knew about my life from that point on was going to change. That's what the song is about, the changeover in our perception of reality. What does it REALLY take for us to 'make it?' What is 'making it?' Do I even still want to do this? Writing Changeover gave me the courage to stay true to myself despite everything going on around me at the time. The line 'the audience has no idea' doesn't just refer to the internal struggles we go through sometimes, it also means they have no idea how much they mean to us! Without them, we're nothing. We will always be thankful to each and every person who supports us and cares about our music.
Finish this sentence: The Nearly Deads is the artist that…
... you listen to when you want to feel empowered!
Hear "Changeover," and check out some videos from The Nearly Deads!
The Nearly Deads on tour with In This Moment, Butcher Babies and Upon a Burning Body
Apr 28 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
Apr 28 The International Knoxville, TN
Apr 29 Track 29 Chattanooga, TN
May 02 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
May 05 Center Stage Atlanta, GA
May 07 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
May 08 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
May 12 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
May 14 The Paramount Huntington, NY
May 15 The Rapids Theatre Niagara Falls, NY
May 20 Pops Sauget, IL
May 22 The Elephant Room Fort Smith, AR
May 23 Clicks Tyler, TX
May 24 The Curtain Club Dallas, TX
The Nearly Deads are awesome.
'Invisible Tonight' is the latest release from The Nearly Deads.