It is July 2012 and you know what that means! It is time to announce the next artist or band receiving a 'Band of the Month' title.
The spot this month goes to a band that has, well, amazed me since the first day I ever met them.
Although it is long overdue, the incredibly talented Winnipeg, Manitoba band, Take Me To The Pilot, is the band earning this month's title.
It seems I have been saying this more and more lately. However, Take Me To The Pilot has definitely always been a band that has truly left me speechless. It is crazy to think that I ran across this pop/rock band [only] five months ago, after they filled in for a band I was going to see that was not able to play. And, would it be weird to say that night changed my life perhaps?
Only five months after discovering these four guys and Basement Entertainment has interviewed them not once, but twice. And, we even got to book Take Me To The Pilot,and touring partner Fairview, in Waterloo, Ontario on their What Makes You Tour, which just wrapped up.
The inspiration Take Me To The Pilot possess is insane. It is always refreshing to see a band do anything it takes to live out their dreams. And, that is quite clear with all four members.
Mike Bilenki (vocals / guitar), Eric Grabowecky (guitar), Adam Brown (bass / backing vocals) and Jonathan James (drums) are definitely some of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Whether it be at their events, or talking with them one-on-one, they are always the same down-to-earth guys. Another amazing feature about all the members is that they are insanely professional and are always willing to help out other bands at their events.
Beyond that, their music is something that you simply cannot stop listening to. Both their self-titled EP and their newest release, What Makes You, are EPs you have to listen to. Once again, it is becoming hard to find words to describe the music these four produce. Perfectly constructed and effortlessly executed would be an understatement.
As many times as I try to write this article, I will never be able to write one I am fully satisfied with. And, that is because these four guys have seriously left me speechless.
Please, please, please check out Take Me To The Pilot and discover the band that has inspired me in so many ways. It is incredibly obvious by now that this band has a very bright future. And, that is a future I am stoked to follow.
So, honestly, Mike, Eric, Adam and Jon, thank you. Thank you for the incredible music you guys have put out so far and thank you for being such incredible young men. I truly cannot wait to see where Take Me To The Pilot takes you guys because I know it will take you far. I cannot wait to see you guys again very soon.
While you are looking up Take Me To The Pilot, do not forget to check out their Youtube Channel. While you are on their page be sure to catch their newest music video for their phenomenal tune, What About The Time, which can be found on their newest EP, here:
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Picture 1: From left to right: Adam Brown (bass / backing vocals), Mike Bilenki (vocals / guitar), Jonathan James (drums) & Eric Grabowecky (guitar)
Picture 2: Take Me To The Pilot - What Makes You EP Cover
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