In February 2020 Gus Matracia, Noah Mackey, and Michael Carter came together to form a band under the moniker Bingo Boys. The band name was coined by Gus who initially described it as ”a nonsense name that i came up with and we all thought was kind of fun.”
Donut is the latest release by the trio, the song starts with the guitar riffs on a low tone, but don’t be deceived, that serene sound switches from a low tone to its complete opposite. Donuts is a song you can’t help but dance to it.
The drums are fast-paced with the bass on full blast, the trio really joined forces in creating Donuts. The delivery of the lyrics on the song are in a perfect sync with the instrumentals, and Gus made sure the vocals are piercing and aggressive giving.
Bingo boys are the epitome of a rock band which I suggest you keep an eye on. The band had an Interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh, where they shared some of their personal life stories with their fans.
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What is your stage name
Gus Matracia- guitar/ vocals
Noah Mackey- bass
Michael Carter- drums
Is there a story behind your stage name?
Just our names!
Where do you find inspiration?
Gus- going to local shows and supporting the scene
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Noah- I always remember when i liked something musical, i really liked it and would try to listen to as much as possible but that was difficult in those days (mid 90’s) without the internet. Taping songs off the radio/movie credits/etc. was something i did a lot of. holding the microphone up to the tv speaker and all.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Carter- growing up i remember my dad playing guitar.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
Noah- Other than the obvious first bands i really loved, namely green day at around 12 years old, id have to say Tony Hawk. The THPS games came out, and had all this cool punk music which inspired me. but also, first I wanted to skateboard and was terrible at that. figured i had to learn to do SOMETHING cool and probably couldn’t injure myself so badly with a guitar.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
Gus- I learned how to play from reading tabs and watching concert footage of bands i loved over and over again. constantly watching the musicians hands trying to understand a new solo or riff.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
Noah- My first real concert ever was the Allman Brothers and Phil Lesh. I didn’t care for it at the time… First real concert I truly enjoyed was later that year (2002) at the Pop Disaster Tour with Blink 182 and Green Day. I was 15 and absolutely loved it.
How could you describe your music?
Gus- Our music is 90’s leaning punk with some garage rock influences.
Describe your creative process.
Carter- You really just start with a guitar or bass riff that sounds cool and build off of that. come up with a transition and some lyrics and you got a song started. After that its just about jamming it and working out the kinks.
What is your main inspiration?
Noah- My main inspiration is people dancing. I think music that doesn’t make you want to move should be engaged in cautiously, and with moderation. Music where the end goal is to make people dance and feel happy is the whole point to me.
What musician do you admire most and why
Gus- This is tough because there are so many inspiring people making music. If i had to pick though id have to say John Dwyer, it seems like that guy just never stops creating. always reinventing his sound and collaborating with other amazing artists.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Carter- Yes buts its gone full circle back to punk.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
Gus- No one, music shouldn’t be a competition.
What are your interests outside of music?
Noah- Sim racing, cooking, camping, hiking, and I love dogs in a big way.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Carter- I’d be a chef
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Gus- One of the biggest challenges we’ve come across is getting venues out of state interested and willing to book shows with us.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Noah- The rates artists get paid from streaming services. I like that streaming and the internet are toppling the old fashioned music industry, but it’s still nigh impossible to make much money as a smaller/mid sized artist.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Gus- Bingo Boys is just a nonsense name that i came up with and we all thought was kind of fun.
What are your plans for the coming months?
Noah- We are looking forward to being able to get a small tour going and get some more music recorded.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
Gus- We are working with another local Indy two piece synthesizer fronted band called “Pilots”. we will be covering a few of each others songs, and hope to have those recordings out sometime later this year.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Noah- Thanks for listening, tell your friends, don’t trust a hippie, and no matter what, never take yourself too seriously