The Make is a new and upcoming band from Chico, Calif., who recently signed to the Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers’ Suspended Sunrise record label.
“I have known Aaron for about 15 years,” Jeff Schneeweis, lead singer of the band said. “The timing was perfect for us together. He comes into the studio all the time, but it’s not because he wants to check up on us. It’s because he is a friend that just wants to hang out and have fun working with us.”
The inspiration for the songs the band comes up with are all original.
“It usually starts with a melody on my head. Then immediately I have to go to the studio and [it] recurs my ideas,” Schneeweis said.
One of which is their hit single, “Get It,” based off of an original cartoon by Schneeweis.
“To be honest, the song is about a cartoon I made up in my head of two snoopy looking dogs, a female and a male with a love/hate relationship,” Schneeweis said.
After releasing their single, the band hit the bowling alley to make their music video with the bass player of Sugar Ray.
“Murphy Karges is the mastermind behind the video concept,” Schneeweis said. “He is so creative and amazing.”
The band’s love for music and friendship has helped them go a long way and plans to start a US tour in the fall.
“The Make has yet to play a show,” Schneeweis said. “Everything has happened so fast and we are currently planning some shows right now for the near future.”
For the members of the band on their free time, they are just like everyone else.
“We try to live life to its fullest,” Schneeweis said.
The band is made up of Jeff Schneeweis and Trevor Sellers (originally from the band Number One Gun) and Sarah Ann (See You Soon).
How did you get your start in music?
I started playing guitar when I was 7 years old and fell in love with music right away. It was addicting.
What was it like to form The Make after being in previous bands? Did you take what you learned and applied it?
I think having the experience from our other bands definitely helped us make crucial decisions on how we would approach marketing this band.
Who are your major influences?
It’s too hard to tell because we all listen to so many different types of music.
What artists are you currently listening to?
What is your favorite instrument?
How did you get a deal with Suspended Sunrise and what was it like?
I have known Aaron for about 15 years and is a close friend. The timing was perfect for us to with together for both of us. It just made sense.
Does Aaron Rodgers come in to see you work? If so, what is it like to work with him?
Yes he comes into the studio all the time. But it's not because he wants to check up on us. It's because he is a friend that just wants to hang out and have fun working with us.
How do you come up with the songs you write?
It usually starts with a melody on my head. Then immediately I have to go to the studio and recurs my ideas. Then I start building from there.
What is the story behind your single, “Get It?”
Well, to be honest, the song is about a cartoon I made up in my head of two snoopy looking dogs, a female and a male with a love/hate relationship.
How did you create your music video?
Murphy Karges (Sugar Ray bass player) is the mastermind behind the video concept. He is so creative and amazing.
What’s your biggest inspiration to keep your music going?
Love for music and people
Where have you been able to perform and what bands have you been able to play with?
Well, The Make has yet to play a show. Everything has happened so fast and we are currently planning some shows right now for the near future. In past bands we have played with bands like Jimmy Eat World, Relient K, Switchfoot, ect ect.
What are your future plans and where are you touring next?
We plan on doing a US tour in the fall of this year.
What do you guys do outside of being in the band?
EVERYTHING fun!! Ha. Rollerskating, bikes, bbq's. Tons of stuff! We try to live life to it's fullest