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Groove Town Assault

Oct 6, 2020

Musicians in Bathrooms featuring Groove Town Assault

Celebrate Hilton Head Magazine

Photography By

M.Kat Photography
A Q&A featuring artists, Sammy Lee Passaloukas, Dallas Ackerman, Billy Martini, Derrick Ludaway, Brian Eason, and Frank Weber

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What’s your sign?
Sammy Lee Passaloukas: Virgo
Dallas Ackerman: Taurus
Billy Martini: Cancer
Derrick Ludaway: Aquarius
Brian Eason: Scorpio
Frank Weber: Sagittarius

Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic:
SLP: “Asshole,” by Denis Leary
DA: “History of Tenacious D”
BM: Anything by Oliver Tree
DL: “Romeo and Juliette,” by Radiohead
BE: Too many to name here
FW: I don’t know if it’s underrated as much as not that well known: Barbeque, ALO

Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan?
SLP: “I love your tone.”
DA: That I’m the best drummer they’ve ever seen, ever…
BM: “This is not the greatest song in the world.”
DL: “There is no sacred ground here; you all are equally epic!”
BE: “You should be DJing in Vegas; you’re too good for this little town.”
FW: How much better our band has become since I joined.

What is your favorite piece to perform?
SLP: “Like a Stone,” by Audioslave
DA: “Rage Against the Machine,” anything heavy, honestly
BM: System of a Down
DL: “Killing in the Name,” RATM
BE: Anything from Rage Against the Machine
FW: “Killing in the Name,” RATM

What do you sing in the shower?
SLP: “Bananas and Blow,” by Ween
DA: Drum parts to songs
BM: “All by Myself,” Green Day
DL: “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over,” Jeff Buckley
BE: “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”
FW: Songs that I’m working on learning

Favorite cereal?
SLP: Sugar Smacks
DA: Fruity Pebbles
BM: Anything but Fruit Loops
DL: Reese’s Puffs
BE: Don’t eat cereal
FW: Coco Puffs, with the milk at the end being the best part

At what venue do you most like to perform?
SLP: The Board Room
DA: Barrelhouse South, Tiki Hut
BM: Barrelhouse South
DL: The Tiki Hut, hands down—the view, the crowd, the staff—top notch.
BE: Barrelhouse South
FW: Toss-up between Tiki Hut and Barrelhouse South in Savannah

Most requested song at shows?
SLP: “Sail,” by Awolnation
DA: “Santeria,” “Free Bird”
BM: “Free Bird”
DL: Anything Incubus
BE: “Free Bird”
FW: Still “Free Bird”

First concert you attended?
SLP: The Exies at Monkey Business on Hilton Head
DA: Lamb of God in Myrtle Beach at age 13
BM: Third Day
DL: Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Kool and the Gang
BE: Metallica
FW: Weird Al

Favorite artist?
SLP: Averaged Sevenfold
DA: Enter Shikari
BM: Jevon Daly
DL: OutKast
BE: Right now, Robot Pirate Monkey
FW: Impossible to answer, but right now I’m digging on Theo Katzman.

Place you go to get away from it all?
SLP: The car
DA: Just my room, with my dog
BM: Anywhere I can go fishing
DL: The beach
BE: Fishing, anywhere
FW: To the mountains

Do you tweet, gram or book? What’s your handle?
SLP: Facebook
DA: Eh, not really … hhhavoc BM: Insta and Facebook sleepycreekmusic
DL: Dlocbot on the gram
BE: Instagram @djbrianeason
FW: You can find me on Facebook.

Who would star as you in the epic retelling of your life on film?
SLP: Jason Momoa
DA: Me? Johnny Depp?
BM: Johnny Depp
DL: Michael B. Jordan
BE: Macaulay Culkin
FW: The guy that played Fez in That ’70s Show, but without the accent

First instrument you learned to play?
SLP: Piano, guitar, bass
DA: Drums
BM: Guitar
DL: Drums
BE: Trumpet
FW: Trumpet

Song you were thrilled to finally master?
SLP: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” by Queen
DA: “Self-Destruction,” by us, or “Stellar” by Incubus
BM: “G.O.A.T.,” by Polyphia, and I’m still trying to master it, lol.
DL: “The Warmth,” by Incubus
BE: I’m a DJ, so maybe “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
FW: Prelude No.1 by Villa Lobos from back in my classical guitar playing days

What do you wish you knew more about?
SLP: Computers
DA: Music theory
BM: Time Travel
DL: Fixing Cars
BE: How to read music
FW: Rock climbing

What animal do you most identify with?
SLP: Tiger
DA: Bear
BM: Dragons
DL: Giraffe
BE: House cat
FW: An indoor/outdoor house cat

If you got super famous and had to change your name, what would your new name be?
SLP: Master Shredder
DA: Havoc, the Octopus
BM: Hugh G. Wrecktion
DL: Wouldn’t ever change my name
BE: Sammy Passaloukas
FW: Franklin Towers

What famous musician would you love to sing/play a duet with?
SLP: Ozzy Osborne
DA: I don’t sing, but Rou Reynolds
BM: Brittany Spears
DL: Norah Jones
BE: No musician in their right mind would want that.
FW: Paul Simon 

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