No One Expects the Punksburgh Inquisition: Andy Mayer (Eternal Boy)

Today’s Inquistion features Andy Mayer, drummer for Eternal Boy (formerly known as The SpacePimps).

All photos compliments of Jim Trocchio Photography. Along with Facebook, check him out on Instagram, Twitter, and his Punksburgh Interview!

What was the artist, album, or song that inspired you to play/write music?

Guy Patterson/The Oneders – That Thing You Do

List the names of every band that you’ve ever played in ever.

Lemonaid Stand, Cali AC, Red Hands, The Color Code, TheSpacepimps/Eternal Boy, Limp Bizkit & Korn.

Andy playing with band mates Rishi and Joe of Eternal Boy

What is your favorite piece of merch that you own?

A Distorted Penguins t-shirt

Tell us one thing about the Pittsburgh music scene that could be better and one thing about the scene that you love. 

I think Pittsburgh could use a few more smaller venues for bands/fans who are aren’t exactly located in the city. I remember there being so many years back which ruled. It forced us to get in our cars and travel around. I’ve met so many memorable people doing that when I was younger!

One thing I love are all the local events created that were in one form or another derived from our local music scene. We have  so many friends who were/ are in bands,who are doing so many cool things (Pop Punk Night, Emo & Pop Punk live band karaoke,myspace nite,podcasts,starting a studio) Its all really a branch of our local music scene at one point.

What’s something about you/your band that you think people should know that maybe they don’t?

Everyone should know if I could have purchased a Hobbit hole instead of my house I would have done so.

Not everyone knows Joe is from the planet Frasier.
Not everyone knows Rishi is from the planet Neutron.

If you had to pick only one of your songs for people to listen to which one would it be?

The song “Growing Pains“. I think its a great representation of the album and where the band is currently.

Who would you cast in the movie of your band?

If I thought there was a chance anyone would watch this film. None of us, thats for sure…

How does your mom/family react to your music? Do they come to your shows?

My family definitely understands my love for all of this so it makes them naturally supportive. My parents do occasionally come to our Pittsburgh shows however they would prefer we were just a Bruce Springsteen tribute band instead.

What band or artist have you seen live the most number of times?

I’ve seen New Found Glory I believe 18 times I think.

What’s the craziest thing that has happened to you at a show as a performer or spectator?

People actually showing up to our shows. You people are F*cking insane… ❤
Be sure to check out Eternal Boy at Warped Tour on July 14 or their CD Release Show at The Smiling Moose on July 15. Their newest album is available on pre-order now!

Check out Punksburgh‘s past Inquisitions, too!

Jenn Jannon-Fischer (The Park Plan/Garter Shake/The Freshes)
Jimmy Bastard (The Bastard Bearded Irishmen)
Joseph Stephen (Eternal Boy)
Tim Little (Playoff Beard / Nightmarathons / Lansbury / The Shutouts)
Rishi Bahl (Eternal Boy)
Donny Donovan (Dinosoul / Hearken)
Ray Kolcun (Crooked Cobras)


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