Q: What is the name of your band?
All: California Bottling Company
Q: Is there a story behind the band name?
Slade: No, we don't like Coke and the name describes us.
Q: How did the band meet?
Slade: Well, we met Harry, our drummer, at school. We played drums and guitar, played at school events. We realized we enjoyed the same kind of music.
Q: Who are the band members and what do they play?
Slade: I play guitar. Audrey is the base player and vocals.
Harry: I am the drummer and I also do some vocals.
Q: How long has your band been playing together?
All: One year
Q: What musicians inspire you?
All: Jimmi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton with Cream, Jimmy Page, and Van Halen.
Q: What is your favorite song?
Aubrey: "I feel free", and "Strange brew" by Cream.
Q: How old were you when you started playing music?
Aubrey: Well, I was eight years old when I started playing guitar. Actually I started out playing acoustic. Then at age 12 I discovered the bass.
Harry: I actually started out playing the flute but now I play the drums and sometimes a flute but not really.
Slade: Played guitar at age eight or nine, played piano. Now, I play the guitar like it's a piano. Actually you took me to my first concert. It was a blues concert.
Q: Is there a music teacher you'd like to thank?
Aubrey: Yeah, my teacher named Jeremy. He got me interested in the bass. The rest of them didn't really take music lessons that much.
Q: What are you looking forward to most about performing at Lucy's $10 or 10 First Annual Kids Charity Concert?
Harry: We are looking forward to seeing who is there. We want to be the next band to influence our own music and styles. We are also looking forward to giving back.
Q: What can the audience expect to hear on the day of the concert?
Slade: You can expect to be blown away. You'll hear sounds you haven't heard in 30 to 40 years.
Q: Do you have any other gigs coming up?
Aubrey: Yeah, actually we have one March 21.
Harry: Oh, and one at the end of February at the amphitheater.
Q: Are you a local band based in Los Angeles?
All: No, we are from Venice but we play gigs everywhere.
Q: How do you think kids can make a difference?
Harry: Kids can inspire others to play instruments. That's what we hope to do. Maybe change the world through our music. People take advantage of our technology and the access to the Internet. You can make difference just by being aware of the world. If you have more people supporting you, it may actually do and mean something, bringing things together.
Q: If you got to choose, what type of charity would you support?
Aubrey: Maybe to like an education charity.
Harry: Yeah, maybe donate music curriculum or other supplies for music for disabled children.
By Becca Baral
Slade Pasdar, lead guitar
Aubrey Elwes, bass guitar & vocals
Owen Sussman, rhythm guitar
Harry Zucker, drums