Superbeing
May 11, 2006
Jason WIlkinson
Katrina: How did you come up with the name for your band?

Jason: The name for the band was, I like the word being and I wanted a name with being in it. It’s not a very good word, I shouldn’t have
picked it because everybody says been. I’ll tell them our name is Superbeing and they say “what Superbeen?”. It’s Superbeing. I don’t
know how I came across with super. At one point we were Superbeing 77 and we dumped that because everybody just calls us
Superbeing anyways. So it wasn’t really any big decision. I just like the word being and super all of a sudden came along and there we
go.

Katrina: Who were your musical influences growing up and have they changed?

Jason: I don’t know if they’re influences per say but my parents were musicians. The Beatles, The Doors, Led Zeppelin a ton of that stuff.
Everything from the 70’s and 80’s my parents played it constantly and they were both musicians. I love Elvis now, he’s one of my
favorites. It sounds weird playing the music I play, Elvis is my all time favorite. And they have changed. Green Day is one of my favorites,
they’re new record influenced me a lot because it was such a great record.

Katrina: Which artist would you like to tour or work with?

Jason: I don’t know. I’d love to tour with Green Day. I’d love to tour with some bands from the states like All American Rejects. We played
a show with Sum 41 before, it would be great to open for them on the road. Some big tours like that. Just that musical genre we would fit
in. I really like the All American Rejects stuff and Green Day would be really cool.

Katrina: How do you write your songs and where do you get your ideas from?

Jason: Previously I had gotten all my ideas from stuff I had gone through in my life but it’s hard to write like that because nobody else
can really feel that because it’s something I had gone through. So now on this new record I approached it just the lyrics, of just writing
from point of views that people can really understand more. Things that were going on in the music scene. That’s where most of my
inspiration comes from. Of course I’ve got songs that I wrote about my wife and things you go through in relationships, those kinds of
things. But generally it’s just this albums particularly inspired by worldly events because this world is going down.

Katrina: What’s your most embarrassing moment on stage?

Jason: Embarrassing moment on stage? I don’t know if I have had embarrassing moments on stage myself. There’s always things like
probably forgetting the lyrics, that’s always a give one for the singer. Especially when people know the song your singing, if it’s a new
song you can sing anything you want but if it’s a song everyone knows and you forget the lyrics. There’s many times where I’ve laughed
at myself on stage. I’ve told people I’ve forgotten the lyrics because they’re singing along.

Katrina: What’s your most memorable moment?

Jason: It’s hard to say. I think probably tonight because we worked really hard and a lot of people were on board with this one. It’s a
great record, our best record yet and I think that just everything we’ve accomplished over the last year and the next step waits still.

Katrina: What’s your favorite song to perform?

Jason: Tonight probably either “Re-Run” or “Down In Flames”, two of the new ones. “Cliché” is always fun, we know that one so well.
Out of the new ones I’d say “Re-Run” or “Down In Flames”. “Down In Flames” is fun because it’s got a bit of attitude to it.

Katrina: Who causes the most trouble in the group?

Jason: Felipe, he’s the practical jokester, he likes to show us his package when he has a good chance. Out of sheer boredom. But yeah
probably him.

Katrina: What advice can you give to people who are wanting to create a band?

Jason: Don’t do it unless your going to sacrifice everything and don’t do it unless you have passion and don’t do it just because you
don’t want to get a job. Do it because you love music and you want to succeed at music because there’s way too many bands out there
that are doing it just because they don’t have anything better to do and they’re clogging up the good bands that are needing the
opportunities.

Katrina: What do you think makes a good live show?

Jason: Be prepared, number one. Putting on just a good show for people, not just going up and standing and playing your songs. That’
s a waste of time and a waste of people’s money if they come to see you play. So putting on a show and letting them enjoy everything
from all the visual stuff to energy to including the crown to being involved with yourselves.

Katrina: What do you think about how Canadian music is being shown around the world right now?

Jason: It’s definitely opened a lot of doors over the last few years for up and coming indie bands. Nickelback are prime example. They
opened the doors for everybody when they went big. It opened up fir everyone and whether or not you like them or not you have to give
them kudos for doing that. Bands like Our Lady Peace have moved into the states, Hot Hot Heat. Canadian music is definitely being
looked upon as a lot more ground-breaking and it’s become a forefront not just across North America but into Europe and stuff.