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Saturday, February 10, 2024

In Profile: Bridge The Gap

 

Band Name: Bridge The Gap
Country: USA
Label: People of Punk Rock Records


ROX Alive Interview with the band's vocalist Chad Jensen


Let's start at the beginning then. When did the band form?

Bridge The Gap formed in 2022. 

Who's in the band?

Myself on vocals and guitar. Jeff Andrews on lead guitar. Shon Foster on bass. And Ryan Thompson on drums. 



Were any of you in bands before?

All four of us played in a band together for 10 years back in the ‘90s/’00s. That band broke up in 2006. We got back together in 2022, forming a new band with a new name and a fresh vision. 


How would YOU describe your sound?

90s-influenced melodic punk. aka skate-punk. 


What are your musical influences?

I’d have to say we all share strong influences from Bad Religion, Descendents, Pennywise, and NOFX. 


What have been up to lately? any new stuff to delight our ears?

Bridge The Gap has been working on songs for a new record in 2024. 


 How about live dates? What have you been doing and what ya got planned for 2024?

With a new record to come in 2024, we plan on hitting the road and are playing Power Chord Guitar Festival in Provo, UT, in July. More live/touring announcements to come. Follow on social. 


Name something about yourselves that fans won't know

Our bass player was voted Chef of the Year in Utah in 2023. 


 What's the most embarrassing moment you've had?

I once passed out on stage in front of 500 people due to stage fright. One of my first shows back when I was a teenager, and easily the most people I’d performed in front of at that point in my life. 


Do you have any superstitions? Any things you do before a show?

I’m not superstitious. But I am a little ‘stitious.’ Pre-show rituals? After sacrificing a horny toad, we join hands and chant the lyrics to Helter Skelter with our pants down whilst holding hands. It works for us. 


 Are there any musicians or bands you'd love to work with?

Too many to count. But I’d start with Brett Gurewitz and Fat Mike. 


 Any final thoughts?

Thanks for giving us your time. Keep following Bridge The Gap on Instagram and Facebook for announcements on our upcoming album and live dates. 


LINKS:

https://bridgethegappunk.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BridgeTheGapPunk/

https://www.instagram.com/bridgethegapband/



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