The Insyderz are one of the best ska-core bands around. They've spent the last 2 years creating 3 great albums (with another
on the way), touring the country, and just plain making great music. Trumpist Bram Roberts dropped his brass for a moment while recording
Skalleluia 2 to answer some questions.
This interview took place on: 4/23/99.
Jesus freak Hideout: Why the name, "Insyderz?"
Duran Duran was taken. It's from Col. 4:2. The world are the outsiders, so we must
be the Insyderz.
JFH: How did the band get started?
Bram: Joe and Nate started leading worship at their church, and decided to form a Ska band.
JFH: How would you describe your sound?
Bram: Harder edged ska with punk and metal influence.
JFH: What bands have influenced your sound?
Bram: Bosstones. Britney Spears. POD.
JFH: What is the song "The Hunted" about?
Bram: It's from a dream that Joe had. The devil is after him, but through the power of the
Lord, the tables turn.
JFH: What inspired the song, "Forgive and Forget?"
It's about Joe's Dad who left the family when Joe was in high school. The claw is a
goofy thing that was when Joe's Dad tickled him, but it's really symbolic of a child's fear and the
need for a father's love.
JFH: What is the story behind the hidden track on your new album, Fight of
It was written and performed by our buddy F. Albert Lenz who toured with us. Each
line has some kind inside joke from tour.
JFH: What is your favorite Insyderz song?
Bram: Buddy Boy. Listen and you'll know what it means.
JFH: What is your favorite scripture verse?
Bram: Proverbs 3:5-6.
JFH: What is your favorite movie?
Bram:Star Wars or 3 Amigos
JFH: Do you prefer Mountain Dew or Surge?
Bram: Neither. Cream Soda
JFH: What's your favorite thing to do to keep busy while on tour?
Bram: Play station
JFH: What does the future hold in store for the Insyderz?
Bram: Lot's of rock. Lot's of love. Lot's of God.
JFH: The Jesus freak Hideout site was started out of appreciation for good
Christian music. We've set a goal to try to use the site to spread
Christian music, as well as God's Word, & show others how great Christian
music can be. Do you listen to Christian music? If so, what bands?
Bram: Prayer Chain, Plankeye, Supertones
JFH: I really appreciate you taking out the time in your busy schedule to
answer some questions for us. Are there any last comments you'd like to make?
Bram: My girlfriend Heidi is the hottest girl in the world.
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