What happens when a Belarusian and a Britt meet in downtown Los Angeles? Well this time at least, the band Social Gravy was born. A sexy mix of old and new rock ‘n’ roll influences driven by a social commentary of today’s crazy, mixed-up world.
Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Brad Kohn and Vee Bordukov
For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to (Brad Kohn / Brad Elliott)? How long has the band been around?
Been making music since I was 9 years old 1990
What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before?
Social Gravy is the lubricant to social interactions. How you define that is up to the listener and their experience.
Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs and do you think these topics will change over time?
Vee usually presents the germ of an idea which Brad develops and writes lyrics to. Vee gives his feedback throughout the process.
What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
Black Keys, Pink Floyd, RHCP. With California we thought of Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac.
Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to start a band?
I'd say the Beatles as the ultimate songwriting combo
What do you do to prepare for a show? Any flexing, exercises, ect …
Brad does vocal warm ups
What has been the biggest highlight of the band’s career so far?
The album launch at No Name was pretty rad. Recording at East West Studios. Working with some super rad session musicians.
If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
Hendrix for the sheer brilliance
Motley Crew for the debauchery
Anything else you wanna add?
Our first single "California" is out now, with the B-Side "Let it Out" dropping February 15th!