BY JULIA CIRIGNANO
Are you excited for the Black ‘N Blue show on July 20th at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Mass.? Well, it’s time to get even more pumped because JKB Entertainment Group has just announced that Sinners Inc. is the support act for the show!
Sinners Inc. perfects the combination of both classic and modern rock music. The band has been inspired by classic rock bands such as Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, KISS, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Metallica, Anthrax, and Iron Maiden. They cover many of these bands and popular rock bands, pulling off exceptional covers of songs by The Pretty Reckless.
While they have accomplished this goal and draw audiences to their shows with both their skills and charisma, they now hope to push the limit of rock even farther by creating their own modern rock n’ roll music.
Limelight Magazine recently spoke with one of the band’s guitarists Matt Sinner about this amazing opportunity they have to open up for Black ‘N Blue’s first New England appearance in over 30 years.
“It is such an honor to be picked to open up for Black ‘N Blue,” Sinner said. “They’ve always been one of my favorite bands, so you can see it’s kind of a dream come true. I’m talking about ‘Hold On To Eighteen’, ‘Autoblast’, ‘Chains Around Heaven.’ Those songs are great and this should be a great show. I’m excited just talking about it!!”
This show will be Sinners Inc.’s first time performing at the Narrows Center.
“It’s very cool to be playing The Narrows Center,” Sinner said. “I’ve heard a lot of good things about the venue. I see there is a lot of top notch bands that have graced that stage, so it will be great to rock it. Sinners Inc. have been fortunate enough to play some of New England’s best venues including The Cannery in Southbridge, Mass., and the very popular JR’s Fastlane in Cranston, R.I., where a lot of our good friends and fans love to go.”
Sinners Inc. originated in Groton, CT. The band has been playing together for over three years and focuses on creating modern rock music. Besides Sinner, band members include Ally Gatcomb, William Spettman, Justin Grimm and new member Jake Perry who will make his live debut at JR‘s Fastlane in Cranston, R.I., on March 31st.
“Sinners Inc. was formed out of our love to do something different,” Sinner explained. “The covers we do are cutting edge and from modern bands like The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, In this Moment, Shinedown, and Pop Evil. Our originals are a direct reflection of what’s new and modern sounding.”
While Sinners Inc. prefers to play their original, modern rock tunes they also enjoy playing covers from some of their favorite bands.
“In a perfect world we would be playing all original music but doing the cover thing has really helped us get into some great clubs and venues, then we sneak our original stuff into the set,” Sinner said.
Sinners Inc. has been inspired by classic rock and metal bands yet as a modern rock band, Sinners Inc. hopes to follow in these legendary band’s footsteps while still creating original music.
“I do believe we’re in touch with what’s new and fresh coming out today,” Sinner explained. “It’s quite exciting to be the first to do this stuff and a lot of fun to play.”
Because of the band’s dedication to candid covers along with their original music, Sinners Inc. refers to themselves both as a rock band and a cover/tribute band.
“Maybe we are a tribute to the modern hard and heavy and I don’t mind that at all,” Sinner said.
No matter what music they’re rocking, Sinners Inc. is a performance driven band.
“Our band just has such a great chemistry when we perform,” Sinner said. “We’re all such great friends and you can really tell we enjoy what we do and have a fun time doing it.”
Throughout the past three years they have been playing together, Sinner mentioned some of his personal favorite shows they’ve played.
“In September we played the Stafford Palace in Stafford, CT, with Metal Queen Doro Pesch,” he explained. “That was definitely a blast and to get some great compliments was priceless. A lot of our friends came out to support us which made it even better.”
Sinners Inc. also has big plans for the future. In their spirit of stepping out of the box and creating unique rock music, the band is currently working on recording a new album.
“We are currently recording a new CD that we should have done late spring or early summer,” Sinner said. “It’s new fresh modern music that I know will go over well everywhere we play.”
Sinners Inc. is beyond excited to open up for Black ‘N Blue on July 20th and would like to thank JKB Entertainment Group/Limelight Magazine for making it happen.
“Last I would personally like to thank [the co-owners of JKB Entertainment Group] Jay and Katie for hooking this up for us and all of you at the legendary Limelight Magazine,” Sinner said. “It has been so awesome working with you all and I hope this is the beginning of a great relationship. I would also like to give a shout out to my band mates Ally Gatcomb, Justin Grimm, Jake Perry and Will Spettman. I love you guys and it’s such a pleasure to share this with you.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: This concert was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. (5/4/17)