Night & Day — Hanson, Winkler, guitarists Joe Garvey, and Mark King, and bassist Mike Rodden have been with the band since day one. The absence of major lineup changes is what Hanson credits for their success as a live band.
“We get along great and fans that see us having a good time onstage will naturally have a good time watching us play.”
Another reason some fans may want to attend a Hinder concert is that unlike many hard rock bands, Hinder appeals to women.
“We knew right away, even when we were a local band that it was important to appeal to female fans. Our goal was to fill the place with good looking women and if you bring in the women the guys will follow.”
Like many bands, Hinder has found it challenging to get the word out about their new album.
“We fall in a weird spot with regard to rock radio. They have turned their back on us, maybe because we aren’t metal enough. It’s been a while since we were on pop radio and we aren’t crazy enough for alternative radio so we are in an odd spot right now as far as radio goes. That makes it a challenge for us to get out the word we have new music out.” Hanson said.
Of course at this point Hinder could live on their past glories and not have to record any new music. Hanson says that is not what the band is all about.
“If we didn’t make new music it would eat us alive. Musical styles change as you get older and its important to get the material out there so your fans know where you are at the time.”
Hinder appears at The Rapids Theatre on Main Street in the Falls on Saturday with special guests. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show and available at the Rapids box office or online at ticketfly.com.COMING UP NEXT WEEK: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, chats with Thom Jennings in advance of her appearance at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night & Day.