The music business is like any business. If you work hard and provide good quality music, then you will get recognition but If you sit back and wait for people to knock on your door, chances are your door knocker will just get rusted from the rain. – @TminusTenBand
Listen to the Interview
Episode #332 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/06/15/episode-332-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW TMINUSTEN
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Interviewing: Ron Braun, Russ Croskery, Cathy Croskery
Russ Croskery was the initial spark for the band…
encouraging everyone to write creative and soul driven rock ‘n roll. There is something special about TminusTen.
The music business is like any business. If you work hard and provide good quality music, then you will get recognition but If you sit back and wait for people to knock on your door, chances are your door knocker will just get rusted from the rain.
is a great way to connect with a large number of people all around the world. This is where AVA Live Radio can help us. : )
Singles vs an album…
We prefer to release a single first and then market the entire album. Single songs are easier to identify with and they are cheaper to buy. The goal is that once someone buys the song Kiss It Better, they will buy the entire Broken Windows CD.
TminusTen writes music from our hearts and minds, from a place deep within our souls. Trends tend to be short lived, we strive to create timeless music that can be heard for years to come.
I am most afraid of…
Failure. For me personally, should failure occur I immediately look for ways to improve upon my efforts and to conquer failure. I find solace in my determination.
My personal definition of success is…
Our song Kiss It Better was played on a local radio station. This was a huge success for us (TminusTen) and we hope for more.
My over all goal for my life & career is…
to achieve inner peace and happiness. To be content with myself and to spread harmony and good energy through music. For me, happiness equals success. Having TminusTen succeed would be a really nice bonus!
3 Ways that I challenge myself…
1) To write great music everyday!
2) To improve upon my efforts of yesterday.
3) To teach my son love and respect through my actions.
Accomplishing these goals provides incredible gratitude and happiness and for me, it is the true measure of success.
KISS IT BETTER…
This song idea came to be after Ron’s son James slipped on the driveway and scrapped his knees. Five year old James said “Daddy, Kiss It Better”. The phrase stuck with Ron and he thought this could be a great song! So we collaborated and created this song. It started with Ron’s guitar chord progressions, and with Russ’s vocals and Cathy’s lyrics the song was born. What’s really cool about this song is that it was based on an innocent premise, however the title can be interpreted any way the audience chooses to.
People can expect…
upbeat, energized rock ‘n roll from TminusTen all the time! There was an instant spark between the members of the band, both musically and on a personal level. Everything just clicked and we believe it comes through in our music. What’s cool is that Ron & Russ play All of the instruments on the entire CD.
With our album TmX – Broken Windows, we want to strike a common accord with everyday people and we hope to create good energy and positive feelings for everyone that listens to us. The sky is the limit for good rockin’ music and radio is a great way to spread the word!
We live in Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario, Canada..
– about an hour west or Toronto. There is a great music scene in our area with a continuous amount of talent coming through. Ex. Monster Truck, The Arkells … TminusTen : ) Being from Canada, we all love hockey of course!
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
Jimmy Page. He is such an inspiration! He exudes intelligence with every spoken word while maintaining grace and respect. His song writing skills are profound and timeless. Jimmy Page is a true master of music. He deserves a PhD for his incredible work!
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