Butterfly Distortion Interview
St Louis Music Press interviewer Angie Knost posed some questions to Chuck DeFosset, bassist of the band Butterfly Distortion. Be sure to check out their set at Rock U Fest at the Atomic Cowboy in St Louis on September 24, 2011, and see their previous feature in St. Louis Music Press with this LINK.
Angie: Can you tell us a bit of the history of your band, and how you came up with the band’s name?
Chuck: In October of 2009, Gary, who is my brother, and I formed a band called Lost Conscience with then singer Jason and drummer Jon. Jason was released from the band and Wynn took over the singing duties. Approximately a year after that change, Jon quit for personal reasons, and CP jumped right in. The band name changed along the way, as well. The name comes from Iron Butterfly and the movie The Butterfly Effect. Several of us liked the premise of the movie, where each action created a different scenario…kind of like music, where each song can create a different reaction, and it’s cool to see those different reactions from those listening.
Angie: Can you describe your bandmates’ personalities for us a bit?
Chuck: C.P. is the jokester, nothing but a good time, ‘enjoys the moment’ kind of guy. Wynn lives to perform. Given the choice, the stage is where he wants to be. Gary is tightly wound, so we like to mess with him. He takes it well, though. He has a very workman-like attitude. I am a mix of C.P. and Gary. I like a good joke, but I also want to play well.
Angie: What do you think is the best thing about playing in front of a live audience?
Chuck: The nervous anticipation before the first note is played, and after the show when fans say, ‘I loved that song.’ It feels like it really means something. It becomes real.
Angie: What is the coolest thing for you to see an audience member doing while you play?
Chuck: I love it when the audience comes to the stage and is really into the music, bobbing their heads, screaming and such.
Angie: What are you most looking forward to about Rock U Fest?
Chuck: First, my kids will get to see me play. That doesn’t happen very much. I want to see some of the other local acts perform and also use this opportunity of the various genres of music to gain some exposure to the other artist’s fans who might not have heard us before.
Find out more about Butterfly Distortion with this LINK: www.butterflydistortion.com