Ignite Interview~ James Tangman from “Pardon the Scars” Give Us The Lowdown on The Band and Its Music..

Pardon The Scars hits the melodic aggressive sound of rock as they cut through the wire with their single “Caged Inside”. Their signature sound is undeniably a blend of 90’s metal spun together with progressive modern motion. “Caged Inside” seeks to break through the barriers and markedly strikes the identity of what Pardon The Scars is unleashing. Having recently joined forces with TLG Entertainment/INgrooves, you can hear and feel what Pardon The Scars’ single “Caged Inside” is bringing to the world of rock n roll power.

Hailing from the Florida panhandle, Pardon The Scars deliver a tapestry of melodic, aggressive hard rock with infectious melodies and arrangements. Their sonic signature is a blend of alternative, progressive and Nu-Metal, seamlessly interwoven with their modern hard rock attack. Pardon the Scars puts every ounce of themselves into not only their songwriting but their live performance as well. Such dedication to their craft is evidence that pain can transcend into something more – a perfectly imperfect hard rock band known as Pardon The Scars.
Members: James Tangman-Lead Vocals/ Guitar Brian Bauman- Guitar/ Backing Vocals Steven Godbey- Bass Bryan Norris- Drums

James Tangman from Pardon the Scars 

  1. Tell us a little bit about the band and how long you have been together for some of our readers that may not know about the band?

JT: We are a hard rock/alt-metal band out of Pensacola, FL and have been together for just shy of two years.

  1. What is new with the band?..New Album out? New Videos?

JT: We just released our Single and Lyric Video for “Caged Inside” and are currently in the studio wrapping up a handful of new songs!

  1. With all this madness going on with the virus…What do you think the music scene will be like in the future…and how are you prepared to make your music heard if there will not be any concerts or festivals for the year of 2021?  

    JT: We are cautiously optimistic about things starting to.      open up a little bit…but are really excited to get back out and throw down on stage. We don’t want to consider the possibility of going another year without being able to play, to travel, and meet amazing people…that would be even more tragic than losing the year we already have behind us. 

  1. What got you into music and what is your earliest memory of when you told yourself… “THIS IS WHAT I WANT”?

JT: I was constantly watching MTV growing up and the music videos back in the day was definitely what got me into music. The 80s hair bands and all the pop, new wave and hip hop…I would watch Aerosmith or Cruz videos and had a tennis racket in my hands…mimicking the guitarist and all that silliness. My living room turned into a coliseum every day hahaha!

  1. Who was your first concert and what is your best memory? 

JT: Trans-Siberian Orchestra was my first super sick concert but I gotta give Whitney Houston proper credit…she came to the Army Base we were stationed at when I was a kid and my parents took me to see it. This was Bodyguard-era so the place was sold out. It was actually a very impressive show!

  1. If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing right now?

    JT: I would probably be an aircraft mechanic…which is          what I do now. 

7. On a scale of 1 to 2593, How good is your newest single. compared to your last single? (my attempt at humor, but please still answer)

JT: 2593, easy. But only because this is our first single! 

  1. What do you feel is the best song you have released to date and why?

JT: This being our first single, I’d have to say “Caged Inside” but…the stuff we have coming out soon is gonna give it a run for its money, that’s for sure.

  1. Do you think you can get any better as a musician/singer? And if so, how would you achieve that?

JT: I am constantly getting better in one way or another…I’m woefully far from perfect in any way. I just keep trying to write and stay in shape for my voice, I wish I knew a good hack to be one of those top-teir vocalists hahaha!

  1. If you could give your fans one random fact about you that you think they should (or should “not” know) about you what would that be?

JT: Three of us are prior military, and I was a member of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Maintenance Team.

  1. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

JT: The sharpener. You know how the Crayola 64 box had that sharpener on the back? Yeaah…everyone wanted the sharpener, man. 

  1. Who are you inspired by Musically or in life in general?

    JT: We have all been influenced my a countless number        of musicians and artists  13. What’s an average day like one tour? and what about these days? JT: A lot of driving and listening to music, vocal warm-ups, and pretty typical road gig shenanigans. 14. Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans?JT: We love talking and hanging out with everyone we come across! Hearing that our music is well received is very humbling and helps us stay motivated to bring it every chance we get. We wouldn’t be anything without fans, so we really enjoy talking and getting to know the folks who help keep the train rolling.

  1. Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety before, during, or after a show?

JT: I know for myself, I get the bats in my stomach before every single show. But as soon as that first note strikes…its all gone. During the show, there’s no anxiety at all, like that nervous energy is transformed into outward energy instead of internal jitters.

  1. If you could collaborate musically or artistically in any way who would it be and why?

JT: I’d love to sit down and write a song with Amy Lee, Lacy Sturm or Ben Burnley, or gosh, Pete Loeffler and Claudio Sanchez? Man, that would be a dream come true. I love their voices and approach to melody. My fiance LOVES Fall Out Boy so if I actually had an opportunity to choose I’d go with Patrick Stump. Sadly, she might actually die if something like that happened. We’ve seen them several times and I’ve ALMOST built up the nerve during the Meet & Greets to ask if they’d let me come up and sing with them. Maybe one day I’ll at least ask the question. Chances are slim but mayyybe not zero? As far as live collaboration, we like bringing people up that we are on the bill with to throw down some vocals or an instrument for a song, that always makes for a really good time.

  1. What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?

JT: Well, right now our footsteps are pretty small but I would say to get on stage and grind. The transfer of energy from the crowd and the band gives you so much inspiration. Not saying the live show is the only part of it, but thats the part that makes all of the backend work really worth it. Play live, sharpen your songs and your stage presence, and just enjoy yourself up there.

About Bryan Joe Corder (4279 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.
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