We are thrilled and grateful for a very special Feature Article on Chris 'Jaws' Ruzika in 'SoCal Shoutout'!!!
Check out the full article here: Meet Chris ‘Jaws’ Ruzika | Musician/Artist/Drummer for Signal For Pilot – SHOUTOUT SOCAL
SIGNAL FOR PILOT was thrilled to be on Palapalooza Podcast's Sunset Sessions on August 24th, featuring an interview with Drummer Chris Jaws, Guitarist Johnny Bernard, and Lead Singer Chase Menary with a few acoustic arrangements of some of the band's recent hit singles.
It's always a pleasure to see the band unwind and talk music in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and it gave the guys a chance to tell a few stories that most fans haven't heard about how the band came together and where we expect to go from here!
If you haven't yet, please give it a watch and Follow our friends at the Palapalooza Podcast for more interviews and performances with some of Southern California's hottest bands!
You can next see SFP live at Oceanside's Pourhouse alongside 'The Undertaking!' on Saturday, September 3rd!
Should be an off-the-charts great show, and definitely one you won't want to miss!
New Single - Feelin' Again - Drops June 24th!!!
- About the Song with Lead Guitarist, Johnny Bernard -
"Out in Hawaii in the Summer of 2017, we were just starting to get reformulate the band, with Patrick Otterson, Chris Jaws, Patrick Flanagan and myself [Johnny Bernard]. Patrick started messing around with a chord progression on guitar, then Otterson made a synth loop in the key of the progression. We started really jamming out! The energy kept building and we all at the same time basically started to yell 'Whoa whoa whoa' (pretty sure Otterson actually started it) and Patrick Flanagan out of no where started singing 'Get that feelin again, feelin again.' We all loved it!"
"We recorded a scratch track version on my phone that day, and I wrote the original lyrics on the bus ride to the studio house down in Honolulu ahead of the next rehearsal. I thought I 'had it' singing it one way in my head, but when I handed Flanagan the lyric sheet, and he started to sing it his way, it really created itself and became this full-throttle, in-your-face song about getting up."
The band was looking to create an opening song for their set list, and they were certain they found it with 'Feelin' Again.'
Johnny continues, "It's a song to bring you back to whatever feeling you are trying to get back to, that you may have lost. In our case it was about finding our musical groove again - both together and as individuals. For others, it may be about getting out of a lost love situation, or getting out of depression, or whatever the listener might be going through at that time."
"After moving from Hawaii to San Diego, we linked up with our new lead singer Chase Manary, and when he came in, he completely demolished it! His rendition added even more verve to this already powerful song, including a new second verse he wrote that makes the song even more electric! Then, when we brought the song to legendary Producer Joey Bradford, he took it and made it his baby for the day and completely changed the way it sounded from a fun-fueled intro to a 'take you to church service for getting your f**ckin a** back up to where you know you can be!"
"We all had a hand in writing the lyrics including Joey and Chris, and we all had our part in writing the arrangement, so ultimately it came down to a song written by Signal For Pilot that then got expertly produced by Joey. And now, we have that 'Feelin Again'."
Johnny wrapped up the interview by sharing this really touching insight with us: "My mom listens to it everyday, and she's battling cancer, trying to get her feeling again. It means way more then just getting back into music, its a song for people to scream and yell if their team is down, if their heart is broken or if they are climbing out from a rut. It is all about getting that special Feelin Again! We all can make it back, we just need each other."
Don't forget to add 'Feelin' Again' to your favorite playlist on Apple Music or Spotify today and add SFP on Facebook and Instagram!
...And if you haven't seen it yet, please check out Signal For Pilot's recently released Music Video for 'Upload!'
The Official Music Video for 'Upload' is now available on YouTube!!!
Directed by the incredibly talented Andrew Rowley, this song and video asks, 'What if I could upload myself into the afterlife?'
Music by Signal for Pilot and Produced by the legendary Joey Bradford!
We hope you'll enjoy this video and please don't forget to share it with your friends and Follow us on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook!!!
'Second Star' Drops on Tuesday, April 13, 2022!!!
Drop on over to iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you download music to listen to Signal For Pilot's hit new single, 'Second Star' Produced by legendary 'The Used' Guitarist, Joey Bradford at his Vibeatorium Studio in Vista, CA!
You can also listen directly at the Spotify link below OR LIVE TONIGHT, April 13th at the Casbah in San Diego alongside The Petty Saints and Avenue Army for the San Diego Music Awards Showcase. Proceeds benefit the SD Music Foundation's Guitars for Schools program
Signal for Pilot had an awesome time performing at the North Park Festival of Beers in San Diego on Saturday, April 2nd to a sold-out crowd of over 2,000 people.
In addition to the SFP's two new hit singles 'Upload' and 'Midnite Drive' the band also performed sneak previews of the harder vibes tune -'Feelin' Again' - and 'Second Star' - which sets to drop next week on iTunes and Spotify!
The highlight of the show however might have been SFP's unexpected acoustic cover of Foo Fighters' 'Times Like These' in memory of Taylor Hawkins which seemed to deeply move the crowd and band alike.
The vendors were awesome and the gang from 91X were per usual off the charts great to work with.
Already looking forward to next year!
You can catch Signal for Pilot live next at the famous Casbah in San Diego on April 13th as part of the San Diego Music Awards' Artist Showcase.
Signal for Pilot has been nominated for both Best Alt/Indie Band of 2022 and Best Single for 'Midnite Drive' with the Awards Show taking place at Humphrey's By the Bay on April 19th.
Stay tuned and don't forget to add Singal for Pilot to your Spotify and iTunes Playlist and keep checking back on our website for more live shows near you!
Signal for Pilot Interview for SD Voyager Magazine!
SFP is thrilled to be in this month's edition of SD Voyager Magazine with a full interview!
And as always check us out on iTunes and Spotify, or come see us live at the North Park Festival of Beers on Saturday, April 2nd!!!
SFP Nominated for 'Best Indie Alternative Artist of the Year' and 'Best Alt Song for 'Midnite Drive'' for the 2022 San Diego Music Awards!!!
Signal for Pilot - Nominated for Two Awards for the 31st Annual SDMA!!!
To listen to our hit song, 'Midnite Drive' which was produced by the legendary Joey Bradford ('The Used') please visit us on iTunes, Spotify, or watch the Official Music Video below!
And please don't forget to follow us on FB, IG, and Spotify, and Subscribe on YouTube for more great music and for new singles to drop each month until our Summer Tour!!!
Artists At This Event:
Crooked Teeth, Sorry Ghost, Signal for Pilot, Nate Flud
Date: February 24th
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Venue & Event Info:
All ages welcome. All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or by a responsible adult 25 years of age or older who has written authorization from a parent or guardian. This performance will be in the Voodoo Room at House of Blues San Diego. Doors: 7PM Show: 8PM *All times and supporting acts are subject to change without notice.
Per guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), prior to entry into House of Blues, all shows in the Music Hall will require attendees to provide proof full of COVID-19 vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose) or an Antigen tests taken within 24hrs of show date or a PCR tests taken within 48hrs of show date will be accepted at entry. Negative Test results must be dated, and time-stamped to gain entry into the venue. Proof must be a PRINTED copy of a negative test result or vaccination, or the original vaccination card.
Rapid testing is available on-site through Test SD for $25, please plan 15-20 minutes to perform the test and wait for your results.
NOTE OUR NEW BAG POLICY
Only the following bags are allowed:
Make it a Complete Night Out! Enjoy House of Blues & all it has to offer!
Come for the food, stay for the show! Join us for dinner and drinks before the show Thursdays through Sundays from 4pm-10pm at our Restaurant & Bar. Friday and Saturday we have extended hours until 11pm.
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Box Office Hours: Box Office is currently open on show nights only, opening 2 hours prior to doors. For door times visit the event listing.
Signal for Pilot is thrilled to be performing at the North Park Festival of Beers being hosted by our favorite radio station - 91X - on Saturday, April 2nd!!!