The L.A. Maybe is a 6-piece rock n’ roll band hailing from the southern heat of the Carolinas. If you’re a fan of Guns N’ Roses, The Black Crowes, or Van Halen…you will feel right at home adding The L.A. Maybe to your record collection. Lead vocalist Alvi Robinson (who was one of only four singers to audition to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC in 2016) lays down gritty, passionate vocals while the rest of the band backs him up with slithering riffs, huge catchy hooks, and ripping guitar solos.
The L.A. Maybe firmly plants its feet at the very forefront of the new wave of classic rock movement and you’re sure to have at least one of their choruses stuck in your head at any given moment. Drawing influence from nearly every style of music, The L.A. Maybe put on an electrifying live show and stand for everything you love about rock music, old and new. Here’s our interview with the band’s guitarist, Dallas Dwight!
Sparing you too many of the boring details, the band got started after some of us left a Journey tribute band we were playing with to write our own rock n’ roll. We went through several lineup changes but in the summer of 2020, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, we solidified our perfect lineup and got to work recording our debut album, Dirty Damn Tricks.
Behind the name:
I was out to dinner and I overheard someone say “She gave me the ol’ L.A. Maybe!” referring to how L.A. folk can be notoriously flaky and fickle – always looking for something better to come along and never committing. I loved that phrase and came up with the band name “The L.A. Maybes”. Then Foz [drummer] recommended we drop the “s” and here we are.
Of course, we’re inspired by all our heroes, many of whom I’m sure you can immediately name upon listening to our music…but who really inspire us are our peers. Bands like Dirty Honey, Joyous Wolf, Blacktop Mojo, South of Eden, Greta Van Fleet, and so many more. They keep us hungry and excited to be a part of the new wave of classic rock.
We knew we had a collection of killer songs and we were just so motivated to get them out there. So we worked ultra-hard, ultimately completing the entire album in under 6 months. We hope you’ll enjoy the result.
We’re blessed to have a group full of guys who are willing to put in the hard work that it takes to make it in a band these days. So we do well with everyone taking a relatively fair share of the work and owning their tasks. The result is that we’re able to accomplish a lot more, a lot faster than if just one person did everything.
We were not the same band a year ago and we had very different goals. The pandemic canceled all our shows and forced us to reevaluate everything we were doing. So we immediately jumped in the studio and got to work. The result is Dirty Damn Tricks coming March 26, 2021.
Potentially! Right now our focus is on releasing Dirty Damn Tricks and getting it in front of as many people as possible. We have some in-person shows in the works, as well as 5 music videos and tons more content coming your way very soon…most notably, our own podcast, “Your New Favorite Band”. That’s our way to “play shows” during the pandemic and stay in front of our fans every week. We’re super excited about that.
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