|THOUGHTS ABOUT ROCK MUSIC TODAY
"Noone thinks that there are any good, original rock bands anymore.", says frontman Russell Kalman, "That is just not the case. Sure, there are alot of shitbox bands out there, but if you take the time and check out some of the local talent, I am sure you will find some gems and I think VENUS BUTTERFLY is one of them."
THE STORY BEHIND VENUS BUTTERFLY
In late 1999, Brian and Russell both had ads on the internet looking for musicians. Guitarist Brian Mackiewicz says,"I was at my wits end looking for the right people and I saw Russ's ad and we talked and both had the same idea of what we wanted in a band. Russell adds, " Yeah, we both have similar writing styles, but what is really cool is that where I lack, Brian excells and vice-versa." A bass player was next. Brian says " Goddamn, these guys are few and far between, especially the good ones. Enter Wayne Marcincyzk. "When I first played with these guys, I was like, cool, they know what they're doing and the music was killer and I knew I wanted to play with them "! Says Russell, " I was so relieved when we finally recruted Wayne. That cat really knows how to play the bass"! Next was a drummer that was right under their nose. Mike Fuentes was a reputable drummer known by musicians as hard-hitting and totally dedicated to his craft and just so happened to be Brians roomate. He was in a well-known cover band and wanted nothing to do with original music. "Russ kept bugging me to ask him, but it wasn't untill we were ready to record that Mike finally said that he would love to be a part of this band"! says Brian. "Yeah, ya know, I just really dug the music and what they wanted to do and we all get along beautifully so why the hell not"?! says Mike Fuentes. Well, that's the story!!
AKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOR THIS AND THAT!!
JUST SOME PEOPLE VENUS BUTTERFLY WOULD LIKE TO THANK!!!
Scott from the Saint
Kyle from the PONY and Birchhill
Al Muzer from "The Aquarian Weekly"
Kelly-Jane Cotter from "The Asbury Park Press"
John from LOVE SEXY
Ron and PETE from Fastlane
"Real Deal" Jimmy Steel from 95.9 WRAT radio
"Rockin'" Robin Lane also from wrat
89.9 Monmouth radio
Bill "Heat Miser" Lenk from Studio 84
Jimmy "Big Daddy" Thorn (ABA!)
Andrea, Cathy, Cheryl, Maureen
Dominic, "Big Russ",Gary, Brent, Sully
Mags, Sasha, Baron and a whole lot more
that will be added soon!