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Jone Stebbins, Imperial Teen

How would you describe your music?

Melodic poppy punky with lots of boy girl vocals harmonies. maybe a punk pop mamas and the papas... ; )

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

"We are a very democratic band. We all do it all. I do handle all our ""business"" right now as we are self managed at the moment"

Describe your gear.

"I play an Ernie Ball MusicMan Bass I also play a Gretch hollowbody guitar"

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

No so much. I remember back in the olden days I would get interviewed about being in an all girl band and even as a 14 year old I said an E minor is an E minor whether its played by a boy or a girl....

Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

go for it.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

Well as a pre teen in the late 70's early 80's I was really into Saturday Night Live. At that time it was one of the only places to see current happening music being performed plus it was just so funny and cool...anyway I clearly remember seeing the Talking Heads on SNL and saw Tina Weymouth playing a guitar ( I thought it was guitar at the time) I had NEVER seen a girl playing an instrument in a rock band before!! My best friend and I decided then and there to do it too. We formed our all girl band The Wrecks soon after recruiting some girls from school one of whom was Lynn Perko who amazingly I AM STILL IN A BAND WITH 21 YEARS LATER. Weird. I played guitar back then but play bass in Imperial Teen now, mostly. We do trade instruments around...

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