FourEver is an American pop group who have already stood out a mile with their YouTube covers and original songs comprising of big harmonies and slick production. Although members range from 18-19 years old, that doesn’t limit the sheer potential from this band. We caught up with Jarrod, Chris, Brad and Brett to find out what’s next for FourEver.
Tell us some facts about yourselves…
Brett: I’ve been playing the guitar for 10 years…I love to play with my band FourEver and I love all girls because they are all beautiful in their own way. I like hard rock, rock, pop rock, and pop punk music. I can shred on my guitar.
Jarrod: I was given my first microphone & guitar at the age of 4, my parents are musicians so music is in my blood. I like all types of music but especially music that you can really feel deep down inside…
Chris: Well let’s see I’m half Australian and love to surf and do adventurous stuff. I love to travel and am an adrenaline junkie, of course, I love music and singing. I’m a very outgoing funny person and I once got lost in Disneyworld (I was found).
Brad: I’ve been playing the drums for 10 years. Like my brother said, I like all girls because they are all beautiful in their own way. I’m a junior in high school and would love to travel to New York and other cities someday.
How did making the band come about?
Brad: I reached out to our now manager Johnny Vieira and Brett and it turned out he was putting a band together. We talked about needing the right bass player so I went on YouTube and told Johnny about Chris Wise and Johnny liked him from the start. Johnny knew Jarrod from Nashville, so he put all four of us together and the name, from then on the band FourEver was born!
When growing up was it something you always wanted to do be in a group/band making music?
Chris: Well growing up I was really into surfing and skating, it wasn’t until my early teens I knew I really wanted to be a singer or musician and perform in front of people. I always thought it would be cool to be in a band with your friends, so I’m glad that it turned out that way with me and the boys
Bret: When I first started playing the guitar, I knew this is what I wanted to do. To think about going on tour someday selling out theatres, arenas and working with some of the top artists in the music industry would be unreal.
Jarrod: I joined my first band when I was in 3rd grade, as soon as I started playing music I knew it was something I wanted to do full time.
Brad: Yeah, I always wanted to be in a band with my brother and friends to tour the world.
Growing up who was your inspiration to be music artists?
Brad: I admired a lot of drummers like Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, Alex Van Halen of Van Halen, and Travis Barker of Blink 182. One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, and The Vamps also have been a big influence as well.
Jarrod: Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse
Brett: The reason I started playing the guitar was because of Eddie Van Halen from Van Halen, James Hetfield from Metallica and SLASH from Guns N’ Roses. They’re very talented musicians which inspired me to become a musician because of their music and guitar playing.
Chris: My musical influences growing up were Usher, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber. They seem like really cool guys who make awesome music and have killer vocals.
The Justin Timberlake cover “Can’t Stop The Feeling” has been a big hit with your fans on YouTube. What other covers will you be looking to do?
Chris: I will do any cover our fans would like us to do, from Shawn Mendes to 5SOS to Justin Bieber!
Brad: Stay tuned on our YouTube channel to find out!
Jarrod: Maybe a 5 Seconds Of Summer song or a Drake cover.
Brett: More of anything the fans want to hear, and another 5 Seconds Of Summer song I’m sure.
Who takes the longest to get ready?
Jarrod: I’m not sure about that one yet but I’m pretty sure Brad.
Chris: As much as I hate to admit it I think the longest to get ready is me, I get distracted really easily and always take time to make sure my outfit matches and my hair doesn’t look bad haha.
How do you prepare yourself for shows?
Brett: Playing my guitar backstage, making sure all my amps and gear is in check and everything is set ready to go.
Chris: I prepare myself by making sure my bass is tuned up and sounding right, and making sure I have my clothes lined up. Also making sure I get food in me before we go on stage, and I have to make sure I drink lots of water before and during shows.
Brad: I warm up by playing a little on the drums.
Jarrod: Hours and hours of practice a day, always trying to perfect our songs, that way we can bring a great show to the fans!
Being an American band, have you got any plans to tour the UK/Europe?
Jarrod: I have plans to tour the whole world! Including the UK and the rest of Europe.
Brett: I would love to tour UK/Europe and learn about their culture.
Brad: Absolutely, I always wanted to travel out there and it would be a great opportunity.
Chris: I would love to be able to tour in Europe, I’ve been to Europe once and it is absolutely beautiful. And I’d also love to tour in any other country that we can, international shows excite me the most because it really shows how amazing our fans are to want us to come to their country.
What’s your favourite song right now?
Chris: My favorite song right now is ‘Let Me Love You’ by DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber
Brad: ‘Ride’ by Twenty One Pilots
Jarrod: ‘Freedom’ by Allen Stone
Brett: ‘Hey Everybody!’ By 5 Seconds Of Summer