While there is no band that SMP sounds "just like", fans have commented that some songs sound like Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, or Cake and others have said Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin with a touch of old Jefferson Airplane! There are cool covers that have been added to the LIVE shows in the last couple years!
Marc “KWall” Kowalski is the founder, music writer, and guitarist of Smell My Pillow born in Minneapolis, MN. Marc grew up in a family of musicians and started playing guitar @ age 8. Former bands include; Deck O’ Squares (Boston)(with former members of the Modern Lovers, Human Sexual Response, the 2X4’s, and The Classic Ruins), LeeKy BeeTs (Mpls), Tim Mahoney, Retail, and other side projects. Influences include, Peter Frampton, Early Chicago, Black Sabbath, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Many one hit wonders
from the 70’s, new wave of the early eighties, namely The Cars, Gary Numan, Devo, The Police, and Trio. The grunge explosion in the early 90’s, namely, Sound Garden, Nirvana, and Alice in Chains. We have not seen him play anything but Gibson Les Pauls in SMP.
Amy Shaw is SMP's lead vocalist and lyric writer. Amy channels Ozzy Osbourne and Grace Slick, seriously! She likes cold walks in the MN winter time. No, she doesn't but she does ROCK w/ serious diesel pipes!
Elijah Deaton Berg plays bass and currently plays with several projects including Fire at The Falls and Avians of Autonomy. He may or may not be related to the drummer...
Drummer extraordinaire, Troy Berg, started playing drums at the age of 8 years old and was in his first band before his voice changed at age 13. Troy has recorded and toured with many great bands in the Twin Cities including; St. Cry, Droplet, and Produkt with Greg Herriges and John Wright.
Mike Matheson is former singer songwriter & founder, 2009-2012.
Brian LaMere is former bass player & original member 2009-2013.
Mike Hinton played drums in 2009.
The MISSION of the PILLOW is to write and record the greatest ROCK song Ever, perform cover songs from different genre's (mostly Rock) with the PILLOW sound but recognizable to most, and finally save money on therapy bills for our fans & us through loud & deliberate ROCK Music that smells like your pillow.
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