Tonight, Brooklyn Industries’ DUMBO store will be hosting an exclusive in-store performance by new band, The Mouth.
The Mouth got its start – just nine months ago – from a longtime passion for making music. Lead singer Joey Puleio wrote and recorded the first five demos in his basement, later contacting his old friends John Cirrone and Nick Comito. With Joey singing and playing bass, John playing guitar and Nick playing drums, the trio chose their 10 best songs for their first CD – “Feel Free.” After practicing hours on end in an empty church in St. James, Long Island, they recorded the album in their friend Cole Verderber’s basement, and soon after Cole joined the group as the bassist. The band was finally complete with the addition of Gina Tomitz, who joined full-time after singing on the CD.
Here is The Mouth’s take on music, inspiration and stage fright.
BKI: How would you describe your music?
The Mouth: Our music is fun, feel-good and groovy. You can dance to it, sing along and have a great time.
BKI: Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics behind most of your songs?
The Mouth: Joey writes all of the lyrics but we bring the band together for everyone to give their input. Themes of our songs vary from lust and betrayal to love and happiness. There are not any set themes – it’s all about what we’re feeling.
BKI: Do you ever get stage fright? What’s your favorite thing about performing?
The Mouth: Never! Playing shows is one of our favorite things to do! We also love when the audience sings along. It’s the best feeling in the world to know someone enjoys what we do.
BKI: If you could direct people to one of your songs, which one would it be and why?
The Mouth: We are opening our set at the DUMBO show with our song “I Wanna Feel.” It’s a good look into the direction that our band is heading.
Check out www.themouth.me to hear two songs on The Mouth’s new album!