Sin City Presents Magazine January 2019 Volume 6 Issue 1 - Page 58

More with Jaron Gulino

CV: Any plans for your band, On Top, to release some new material in the coming year?

JG: I have quite a bit of material prepared. I would love to do another release. That band is my baby and something very special. I wish it could be more active but the time just isn’t available at the moment.

CV: How do you feel young artists can keep their dreams alive in the face of adversity? What would you tell them?

JG: I would tell them to say “yes”. Accept new opportunities and stay consistent. I heard George Lynch once say “Do something long enough to allow it to be successful”. I learned a lot from that quote. Keep doing what you love and find ways to continue to do so. Make moves and figure out the rest later. It is easy to say no, but you won’t ever get anywhere without trying.

CV: What's the one album you own that’s your “go to” choice?

JG: Lynch Mob - Wicked Sensation

CV: What do you see as the biggest thing that keeps artists from not fulfilling their dreams?

JG: Hesitation and distraction. People are often afraid of “how” or “why” they should or shouldn’t do something. As I mentioned before, say “yes” now and figure out how you are gonna make it happen later. Put yourself out there and work harder than the others. I see most people are afraid of what others think, or aren’t willing to leave their normal everyday lives/relationships to pursue their dreams. The only thing holding you back is yourself… so get after it!

CV: What drives you to be the best artist you can be?

JG: I most look forward to plugging in and playing. In order to afford to be able to do that on a daily basis, and as a profession, you have to be the best you possibly can. You have to be disciplined and have to be willing to put the work in. I appreciate every single day that I get to wake up and do anything I desire. I get to wake up and meet new friends, in a new city, and see things that most people don’t get to see. It really is a dream come true, and that is the biggest inspiration of all.

CV: What’s next for you?

JG: Tantric will be on tour in support of “Mercury Retrograde” for the majority of the year. We will be performing on the Mudd Fest tour which includes our friends in Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, and Saving Abel. Hopefully I will be able to find some time to get a couple of records done with some friends as well. Stay tuned…

CV: Thank you again, Jaron, for spending some time talking and sharing with our readers. I wish you all the best and continued success!

JG: Thanks for having me. It was a pleasure being able to chat. See you soon!

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