The Remus Tucker Band is a hard hittin’ Southern Rock band from Colorado. 1inmusic meets Remus Tucker for a tête-à-tête.
1 In Music: Hey, thank you for taking this interview with us. What would you say makes your sound and your band unique?
Remus Tucker [RT]: I tend to tell stories that most everyone can resonate with. I’m a regular guy that lives a regular life and my fans relate well to the struggles and joys that come out in my songs.
1 In Music: What or who shaped your music and who supports you?
RT: Life shaped my music along with many influences from Bluegrass to Metal. As to support, it’s all about my fans. They come from all walks of life and we all come together in that great space called music.
1 In Music: When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?
RT: I started from a very young age. Performing music was all I wanted to do. My family and I would sit around after dinner and sing old timey songs while my dad played the banjo or dulcimer. I was hooked.
1 In Music: What type of music do you listen to?
RT: I try to listen to a lot of varied types. Some classic rock, and new. If you don’t see what is out there, it’s difficult to grow as a musician.
1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
RT: I don’t have one artist in particular, but I feel local musicians in general are highly undervalued. They serve their community and usually make barely enough to pay for gas to and from the gig.
Support your local groups and show them you appreciate their talent and efforts.
1 In Music: How do you prepare for your performances?
RT: I prepare by not preparing, aside from just basic rehearsal. I have found over the years that to prevent a stale performance, it needs to evolve organically on the stage.
1 In Music: What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
RT: I love primitive camping. No matches or modern equipment. You just feel free sleeping under the stars.
1 In Music: Success to you is…?
RT: Having fans know your music and sing along.
When that happens, you have touched someone and, to me, that is success.
1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?
RT: The music industry is a hard business and you have to be crazed about pushing yourself and your music. If you don’t do it, no one else will. I wish someone would have told me that what I create is special and important, instead of all the haters out there that wanted me to quit. Thank goodness I didn’t listen.
To budding artists, I say never give up and listen to your heart.
1 In Music: Any upcoming projects?
RT: I’m currently working on some cover songs of my musical influences. I believe it will be called Heroes, but we will see.
1 In Music: Where does your music com from and where can we find it?
My head and my heart are my main places for music. Also, life is full of ideas. I just need to let it all flow.