Last Updated on 25.05.11 Written by John Guarnieri
At Rock on the Range, May 20, 2011, a day before they rocked the FYE stage, Chad La Roy (drummer) and Brian Smith (bass) took some time to speak with Fallen Blue. They were kind enough to sign a custom Evans drumhead made specifically for Rock on the Range, as well as film a public service announcement for us. This was some pretty awesome help given to us, from two of the four amazing men that make up Cavo.
During our interview, it was brought up that their number one song, ‘Champagne” is actually about people with addictions to various vices, like drugs, and how they cope with them and is not in fact glorifying the addictions. Many fans when they hear the song, expect some rowdy guys who love to drink, do drugs etc., but in truth the song is the band’s way of voicing the struggles that people fight on a daily basis. There is no denying that ‘Champagne’ is a rocking tune, but it is also one that comes from their heart.
Chad and Brian also shared some stories of their interactions with police. Brian said that when the band is in New Jersey, at their studio, the local police will do drive-by checks as well as stop by the studio to make sure everything is okay, since the studio is in a bad part of the town. I should have known that Chad, who wears a kilt while on stage, would have the crazy police story. He proceeded to tell the story of when he jumped off a two-story roof in Alabama. He didn’t sustain life-threatening injuries, but the local police nonetheless helped take care of Chad. Chad and Brian seemed to both enjoy rehashing that story for Fallen Blue!
The next day, Cavo really set the stage on fire, playing their big hits, but as well as a couple of their news songs coming out later in 2011, to include the great tune, ‘Circles.’
Stay up to date with all of Cavo’s happenings at: www.cavomusic.com .