Having a mp3 recording of 'Let the sun shine' and an A4 picture of them helped the participants gain a little knowledge of the band so that they weren't completely clueless about the questionnaire.
Do you think this song works with a contemporary rock band like Distraction?
Most of the participants of this questionnaire are fans of the more contemporary rock genre and felt that the song choice worked perfectly with Distraction and emphasised their new, hip attitude while still paying homage to the classic rock genre through their unique style.
Do you like the look of them for a new rock band?
Mostly positive results for this question even though Distraction does not seem to offer anything new to the rock world that has not been discovered before st some point. This question was just a matter of opinion which can be affected by the participants liking of rock.
Would you go see them play live?
Most people asked me in return 'how much would it cost?' This clearly states that the certain participant felt moved/attracted to further exploring this new rock band at their college but was still snapped out of it with price queries. This is still a strong barrier for a potential audience for Distraction but hopefully with the release of 'Let the sun shine' the price issue will no longer matter and the new song will captivate alot more people.
One of their songs on your iPod?
Most people looked at me and said why not however a larger majority of them seemed unsure of their answer; as if they needed more of Distractions work in order to decide whether they can fit into their playlist.
Are you interested in viewing a music video, featuring Distraction?
Participants became intrigued when I mentioned this and I explained further how it would be about the song I just played them and would involve a story to go with the song. All the participants said YES either to be polite or the fact that they just wanted to explore the band much further.
Do you see this band going further beyond college and making a productive music career?
Nearly all participants were very unsure but they said why not and explained how they looked cool and played, sounded alright thatb they were bound to get noticed by someone sooner or later. They also hinted the possiblity in their own opinion that a label company would not say no to these guys.
Do you like this band, Who do they remind you of?
Everyone liked Distraction however there were no similaritiesin their choices of who they reminded them of HOWEVER two people said thaty they remineded them of Nickelback judging by their appearence in clothes and hair. This proves my theory that the band are similar to Nickelback and are creative like them etc, see my band comparison post
Do you think that the Rock Genre has improved over the years?
The people that I asked were students at SNC and were mostly interested in the more contemporary rock music which highlights their interest in Distraction. Only very few seemed to think that classic rock was unbeatable or that the rock genre has stayed the same throughout the decades.