by Alex Kimble
Life teaches yet another lesson: do not judge a book by it’s cover. At work, do you ever just communicate with people who are quiet and don’t show a lot of personality? At times, it is a matter of your comfort zone. To my surprise, I learned that a co-worker is actually in a band and possesses an outgoing personality.
Luckily, I scored an interview with Adam Sereno, lead guitarist and vocals for Dino Drive. That outgoing personality comes out when he is on stage doing something he loves. Adam doesn’t feel comfortable giving a speech in front of a crowd. But, in front of an audience, with a guitar and a microphone, he is in a zone all of his own.
Without further ado, here is my interview with Adam Sereno from Dino Drive.
Q: How did Dino Drive form?
A: In 2013, Dino Drive begun when my friends and I decided to start the band. Alex Escandon plays the drums; Austin Perkins plays the keys, synths and vocals; Brooks Martin plays the bass; Zeb Dye plays guitar and is the lead singer. In 2009, we discovered we had the same taste of music, and we all learned to play together in high school. Dino Drive plays a lengthy number of genres: punk, metal, grunge. But the band as a whole is rock. We don’t model ourselves after any band.
Q: When was your first show?
A: Dino Drive’s first show came in 2015 at the Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta, Ohio, which was a very fortunate starting point. I am very appreciative of the opportunity to open for a local Parkersburg band called Horseburner. They are the nicest dudes in the world!
Q: Who is your inspiration?
A: My biggest inspiration in the music industry is the guitarist for System of a Down, Daron Malakian. Daron plays with a lot of energy on stage, and he was fun to watch. His style stood out, and it made me want to play guitar in a band.
Q: What is your long-term goal for the band?
A: The long-term goal of Dino Drive is to make a career and pay bills by doing what we love. For now, the band is just enjoying the ride while it lasts. If the band ended tomorrow, it would have been the coolest thing I’ve ever done. However, goal right now is to finish our first full-length album and put together a tour.