JULY 16, 2017

INVINCIBLE is about to get it's official release, and now that all of the work that went into it is behind you, how do you feel about the finished work?
I think the album is amazing and I really think that a lot of people are going to like it.

Who all helped you behind the recording console?
I worked with my executive producer JIM FOGARTY out of Westfield, Massachusetts. He's got a couple of albums behind him from artists such as ALL THAT REMAINS and a KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. I arranged the album but he mixed and mastered and he came up with some ideas here and there that really worked out. My drummer COREY did a lot of the drum tracks and we had both JEREMY TABOR and JOHN BOSS on guitars. JIM did some bass work and so did FLIP. We had a handful of people working on this, plus there are some guest spots on there. For the title track we had PABLO VIVEROS of CHELSEA GRIN on bass and guitars. He did all of the music and I did the vocals on top of that. Even though it says ANDREW W. BOSS, a lot of people helped in putting it together. That's why I think it turned out so good.

Talk about some of the reactions that you've gotten from the music on INVINCIBLE?
My favorite song on the album is BREAKING BRIDGES and a lot of people are telling me the same thing. . I really wasn't expecting that. I was expecting CLEAN and VENGERS to be the favorites but instead, a lot of people are talking about BREAKDOWN and BREAKING BRIDGES. That has surprised me.

How deep are you into this tour at the moment?
This is the first date with TWISTED. We're going to be doing all of their West Coast dates. After the TWISTED tour , we fly back to LA to do a show with HED P.E. at the WHISKEY A GO GO. After that, we'll be going on a Fall tour that will take us throughout he whole U.S.

What got you into music making in the first place?
When I was in the fifth grade, my mom got me a saxophone, and that was was what got me into music. I started by learning classical music and reading sheet music. At that time, my brother FLIP was in a band called TWISTED FABLE. His band was one of the first concerts that I ever went to. But the first big concert I ever went to was THE DEFTONES. That was the first time I ever saw a giant crowd. I even did some crowd surfacing and moshing. I lost a shoe and my shirt was ripped off that night. CHINO was climbing up the speaker towers and was jumping into the crowd and going crazy. After that night, I was like, "This is what I should be doing! I need to be climbing on shit and jumping on people!" That was where I got my motivation for sure.

Describe how the songwriting process works for you. How do you go about it?
It's goes by a song by song basis. Sometimes I'll map out the bare bones of a song, with vocal tracks and scratch tracks and then I'll send it to FLIP and he'll put guitars to it. We'll jam together and make changes. Other times I'll have an idea in my head. I'll put on a  click track and record vocals on top of it and build music around it. It depends on the song. It's a collaborative project with a lot of people involved.

Talk about the band you have put together for this live show of yours. What is it about the group of guys that make it all worth while for you.
Let me start off by saying that earlier this year, it was announced that we were going to be doing a West Coast tour with ALTER BRIDGE. We also had some off dates with NONPOINT. The day we were supposed to leave we found out that we were kicked off the tour because of my vocabulary. Because of my language. But what's key is that NONPOINT wanted us to do more shows with . We were already packed , so we did it. We couldn't do those shows with ALTER BRIDGE, but we made the best of it. That is what makes this a good band. In music, shit is going to come up, and things won't go your way, and you're going to need a group of guys who are ready for anything. These guys are always ready to go and that is what makes this such a good project.

What songs off of INVINCIBLE have you the most excited to get people to hear and why?
APPLE PIE is a song that I wrote for my wife, so I think it's a good one. BREAKING BRIDGES is probably my favorite song on the entire album. I can sit down and listen to the whole album  and think that everything on it is great. It's good feeling knowing that I've got a solid album. I've always wanted to make an album that you can put on random and every song is good.

What are some of the lessons you've learned from being a band on the road?
Anything can change. At any minute, you can be packed and ready to go and then get an email that says "fuck of." That's a good lesson for any musician. Be prepared for that. Something is always going to happen.

What's next for you musically?
We're going to be touring this album for the next year. We're also going to push for placement in TV and movies and stuff like that.  I want to make the most of this album  and go as many places as I can and to get as many people to listen tot he album as I can, before we move onto something else. There are so many people who don't know who we are. It's our job to get out there and get in front of them.



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