Photo Credit: Holly Turner

Fresh out of New York, pop-punk band Off Guard has just released a brand new single, “Strawberry Moon.”

In addition to an upcoming interview highlighting the band’s musical vision, I have a “Meet The Band” here for everyone to get to know more about members individually.

Dog or cat person?
Matt Weiss (vocals) – Cat
Tyler Embry (bass/vocals) – Both
Matt Becker (rhythm guitar) – Dog
Doug Tuchler (lead guitar) – Dog
Nick Kolokathis (drums) – Dog

Favorite bands?
– Say Anything
– Fall Out Boy (pre-hiatus)
– Foo Fighters
– Dance Gavin Dance
– Mayday Parade

Who is the most influential figure in your life?
Matt W – My dad
Tyler – My private music teacher, Steve Amend
Matt B – My uncle David
Doug – My grandfather
Nick – My cousin Pete

If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Matt W – Sushi
Tyler – A nice ‘ol cheeseburger
Matt B – A bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel
Doug – Steak
Nick – Mexican food

What was your childhood like? 
– Any fun memories?
We are cybernetic organisms designed by the government to play music and ONLY music.

Do you have any “odd” talents or hobbies?
Tyler likes to make paper boats.

Are you a bookworm? If so, what is your favorite?
Matt Weiss is really the only bookworm. He really likes The Revival by Stephen King.

Can you name three random facts about yourself?
– Matt Becker has metal in his back.
– Doug threw up when he got his first guitar.
– Nick has limited edition Star Wars Campbell Chicken Noodle Soup that he refuses to eat.

What is your favorite movie genre?

What was your high school senior quote?
Well, in our high school, you only got to do a senior quote if you were in the top 10. BUT IF WE DID HAVE ONE, it would be
“They don’t think it be like it is, but it do.” – Oscar Gamble

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