ETA: Introduce yourselves, what are your names and rolls in the band?
Fruit n Beef: Mario Stepanovsky – guitar, writing, founder
Henrieta Stepanovsky – Vocals, lyrics
Rob Kminiak – bass guitar
Zachariah Godlove – drums
ETA: How long have you been together? How did the band form?
Fruit n Beef: We formed in fall 2012 but the 3 of us Heni, Mario and Rob are from Slovakia and been together for 13 years. We played on and off different projects but we could never really find the fourth piece – drummer and that always held us back from progress. Finally we met Zac last year and we are thankful because it feels right and the chemistry in the practice room is great!
ETA: How’d you come up with the name Fruit n Beef?
Fruit n Beef: Well the time came to name the band and we went blank. Definitely didn`t want something serious. After having a metal project we didn`t want to sound serious anymore and wanted something that sounds like fun and you can`t put a genre on. The guys sell at the farmers market, 2 of them beef and the drummer Zac sells fruit and veggies. One day Zac`s customer came by and asked about the band and made a funny comment about rocking some fruit and beef. Zac told us the story and we jumped on it because it just sounded like wow, who would name the band Fruit n Beef? Us! And then we just started to incorporate it to our style description like beefy heavy sound with fruity juicy vocals. The more you think about it, the more layers of meaning come up 🙂
ETA: How would you describe your band? How are you unique?
Fruit n Beef:
We always tried to find our own sound but now it seems like its really coming along because we all have a little bit of our own style of playing and music we are influenced by and when it all melts together in a song, you hear alternative rock but in our own way. I use a variety of vocal techniques and change it from song to song. Also all songs have a different mood and theme and so it`s really hard to put a label on it. But lets just say that there is a lot of old influence many different people could appreciate.