Interview & Live Show Photos by: Carolyn Lederach

Interview & Live Show Photos by: Carolyn Lederach

The rules are simple...there's a hat, this hat is filled with many questions ranging from the personal to the off beat.  We pass the hat, and artists gets a chance to answer the question they choose from said hat.  Fun is had by all.

Bayonne’s sophomore release, ‘Drastic Measures’ saw the light of day in February. Proving to be the most dreamy album yet from Roger Sellers, and an equally dreamy show.  We caught Roger/Bayonne before his show in Philly for the latest Chat in a Hat.

Without further ado, here's our Chat in the Hat with Bayonne:

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Chat in a Hat: Bayonne

If you could be a character in any action movie which character would you be?

Something with Arnold Schwarzenegger cause he’s the best.  I think my mind just goes to him when I think of action movies.


What’s your best party trick?

I’m not much of an entertainer when I’m not playing music.

What is the coolest venue you’ve ever played?

 My favorite venue is Mohawk in Austin since I go so far back with it.  One of the best venue’s I’ve played is the Sinclair in Boston, a really amazing place.  Lincoln Hall in Chicago is great too.

What were your first impressions of your bandmates?

My drummer Matt was a total music snob, dork.  That was a long time ago.  But I liked him.

Outside of music do you have any hobbies?

I like playing basketball a lot.  That’s basically it.  I like watching movies too, and skateboarding but I don’t do that as much as I used to.

Would you rather change the past or be able to see into the future? 

Change the past.  Seeing into the future sounds scary.

Favorite road jam?

I have a lot, but the one that always comes to mind is Talkie Walkie by Air.

What is the favorite city you’ve toured?

Probably New York.  I go there a lot, and it’s probably my favorite city in the world.

Do you have any tour souvenirs?

I have this petrified wood my friend Laura gave me from Raleigh.  I’ve kept that in my car for awhile, so that’s my souvenir.