What do you do when you've got a band packed with talent, charisma, and chemistry? Well, you name it, of course.
But, this whole naming the band thing doesn't have to end up like a deleted scene from Spinal Tap. After all, we didn’t want as serious a moniker as Black Sabbath, or as silly as The Monkees, so where’s the middle ground?
In our case, we ended up taking this another way. A paradox, if you will, and this is how it went: The rock-and-roll dream is the BIG TIME, so why not name the band sMALLTIME? It’s like calling a giant, Tiny.
All four of us music-lovin' men have been around the block more than a few times, and we want to be cool. More importantly, we’ve learned that with experience comes wisdom (or so we hope). Having lived through what we consider the heyday of rock music (1964-1975), we also understand it's all about the art of the song, and we're crazy enough to believe we still have something left to say.
- Fact: We're a bit more distinguished than other rock bands making the scene.
- Fact: We never want to leave the stage until we've given everything to the audience.
- Fact: WE ROCK LIKE it’s 1969.
- Fact: Pop stars will come and go, but honest, simply delivered rock-and-roll will never go out of style.
Rock-and-roll music has always been perceived as rebellious. The trend setters say, “Go this way.” The rebellious spirit of a true rocker replies, "Kiss my a**.” Rock music epitomizes the stand for freedom of speech; people emoting through a song what they believe to be true, even if it flies in the face of conventional wisdom.
sMALLTIME slams against the wall of conventional wisdom. The world says, “You're too old to start an original rock band. We say… (see above quote).