We had the good fortune of connecting with Bad Guru and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bad, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
We’re just trying to have fun and enjoy the ride. The band is a hobby for us, albeit a fairly involved hobby, so we don’t have to worry about making a living playing music. That allows us to focus on making music we enjoy, sharing it with our friends, and putting on great shows while making new friends along the way without worrying too much about the outcome. Long term if we could grow our following and become a regular staple on the regional music festival circuit it would be a great success. On a small scale, we feel really successful when someone who isn’t a close friend or family member digs our music because then we know it’s about the music and not us!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
People ask us how all the time what genre our music is and we struggle to give a specific answer. While we usually say ” rock” our style really brings in a lot of different influences and that’s part of what makes us unique. We mix hard rock, southern rock, progressive metal, space rock, and a whole lot of other influences across our songs and sometimes within each song. We enjoy music across genres from rock to EDM to rap so there’s a broad spectrum of music that influences us. Our songwriting approach is also unique in that we spend a ton of time on a few songs rather than writing tons of different songs with a lot that don’t make the cut. We’re constantly evolving songs over time so they’re never really truly finished. This gives each individual song so much nuance and creative depth that we love and hopefully other people do too.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
As musicians we obviously love all the music venues Atlanta has to offer. We love Smith’s Olde Bar and the Masquerade the most but there’s all kinds out there.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Where do we start? We’ve got an unbelievable group of friends and supporters that make all the work we put in worthwhile. A few people we’d like to specifically shout out: Olivia Bowman our unofficial band manager, general counsel, photographer (Olivia Bowman Photography), and superfan. Kevin Sellors, our producer extraordinaire who helped us through our first real life album when we had no idea what we were doing. Clint Crowe for being our #1 hype man and bringing out the Guru faithful to every show.

Website: https://linktr.ee/BadGuru

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badguruband/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadGuruBand

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDFrARVlSY6ZOnpOEAenBaA/videos

Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Xvj6eoWm1zeyrnNWu3x5l

Image Credits
Olivia Bowman

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