We asked Jammer’s Waffle House some questions and this is what they had to say! The local Mississauga band is composed of Matt Hinojosa (lead vocals/guitar), Eve Weiss (keyboard), David Lopez (bass), and Caymen Vieira (drums). Recently releasing their new album ‘All At Once’ including tracks Astrid and I Wrote You A Letter. JWH is a indie rock band that manages to draw other genres into every song, giving listeners a taste of something new. The new tracks give off a jazzy vibe and will definitely get your feet moving!
You can check out the new album here and our interview with the band below!
What were your influences when you started writing songs?
Matt: I grew up listening to all kinds of music thanks to my folks and their giant CD/tape collection! But if I have narrow it down I was really into the Beatles and the Barenaked Ladies! At the beginning of my writing I was really into concepts/topics that don’t make for typical songs! That’s how we got into songs about: breakfast, Ninjas and zombies!
Eve: Music that I liked, music theory (music schools), emotions, world and it’s everyday mysteries. Or just boredom. Actually I started writing songs when I was like… 8.
Caymen: Influences were the music of Pat Metheny
David: I have many influences. If I had to list them, it would be: The Beatles, Victor Wooten, Blink-182, Genitallica, Liquits and old Mexican boleros.
If you were to have any super power, what would it be?
Matt: I feel like I’d have to go down the road of mind control! It would make band practices go a little smoother 😉
David: Flying because I could fly over the US wall LOL. To be honest, I would like perfect pitch.
Caymen: The ability to multiply any object as many times as I want
Eve: Making wishes come true. Then I can have anything I want 🙂
What was the first show you ever attended?
Matt: I went to see Fred Penner at Nathan Phillips Square for my birthday! And a few weeks later I went to see Barenaked Ladies at the ACC!
Eve: I was so small i don’t remember. Dad used to drag me as a kid everywhere. But if as a show you mean big concert hall with few thousand people, that would be Ceca. But the first show i remember going that I liked was in a jam session club called Gajo, in Slovenia where my profs played – high school. And The first show that made me cry was also high school- our classical choir. Both was about the same time
David: A massive concert of Cafe Tacvba, which is a very famous Mexican band, in the Zocalo of Mexico City.
Caymen: My first show was probably a Pat Metheny concert.
If you could tour with any band, who would it be?
Matt: I would love to go out on the road with BNL! I bet we could come up with a crazy collaboration!
Eve: Pat M., Joe Satriani, Daft Punk, Maroon5, Avicii, Ludovico Einaudi,… I mean Coldplay!!! I can’t just pick one. I want them all!!!
Caymen: I’d tour with the Pat Metheny group
David: Blink-182!!! They are my heroes!
As a band from the GTA, how do you support the local scene?
Matt: For my self, I love going out and watching a local open mic and watching people cut their teeth! I also love looking for bands to put shows on with! I always do what I can to work with other musicians to grow the scene!
David: Going to many shows as I can and sharing those that I like among my friends!
Check out Jammer’s Waffle House preforming I Wrote You A Letter live at The Horseshoe Tavern!
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