We were going to do this whole writeup praising The Everymen for their entry on Baldy Longhair, but in true DIY every-man fashion they went and wrote up one themselves to save us the trouble. We also asked them for a pic to use on here and they handed off one of their phones to “some kid on the street” and had him snap one for us (see below). It just doesn’t get any better than that folks. So here’s a little about The Everymen by the experts on The Everymen…The Everymen!
Hello. My name is Mike V. I am the main dude behind The Everymen. I write all the songs and make all the arrangements. Sometimes I even buy the beers.
But I couldn’t do any of it without my amazing friends Stephen Chopek, Catherine Herrick, Geoff Morrissey, The Brothers Zillitto (Scott and Jamie), Jake Fiedler, Mike Moebius and Joe Centeno (though never more than five of us play at a time). That may seem like a lot for a band that many would describe as “garage” or “punk” but rest assured, they are all involved and equally as important as I am. Lucky for me, I am by far the least talented member of this crazy fucking family. And rest assured that we’re not a garage band. And we’re hardly cool enough to be a punk band. We’re a rock and roll band and we’re from New Jersey.
The Everymen are a lot of fun to hang out with. We prefer beers out of cans and love a backyard barbeque. We like our shows to rumble and we love when our drunk fans dance on the fucking tables. We like our guitars to be loud and it kind of breaks our heart that this is suddenly unhip. But we don’t really let it bother us. We like hooks. We like sax. We like wearing jeans and t shirts and we hate “style.” We think guitar players with more than 5 pedals should just play a fucking keyboard already. We like our records a lot. But we still think playing a great show is the most important thing a band can do.
Despite now living in New York City I still say “New Jersey” whenever people ask where The Everymen are from. Some nights we’re from Jersey City. Some nights we’re from the Jersey Shore. But we’ll always be a band from Jersey. It may seem silly at first, considering most of us don’t live in New Jersey anymore but the reality is where I am from is as inextricable from these songs as the guitars, the voices and the drums. We’re a New Jersey rock band. We’re always going to be a New Jersey rock band. Allow that to inform you how it will.
Mike V and The Everymen