Stereo nights. Photo courtesy of Nights In Stereo
Actor Ronen Rubinstein (“9-1-1: Lone Star”) and band members Rodrigo R. Rodarte and Jonny Shoer discussed their music with their band Nights In Stereo.
The silver lining for each of them during the pandemic has been to launch the group Nights In Stereo. “That was definitely the best part,” they agreed. “For me, personally, it was the most time I could spend with my partner, Jessica [Parker Kennedy]Rubinstein added.
Music and inspiration
Of their musical and songwriting inspirations, Rodarte said, “Jonny and I have been making music for a very long time. We live together, we met at a bar and we developed a closeness through friendship, in addition to writing music all the time and waking up and jamming.
“Our musical tastes are very similar and very different at the same time,” Rubinstein said. “It’s pretty cool. Jonny introduced me to some of my favorite bands of all time, such as The War on Drugs. I learned a lot of new music from them and was inspired by a lot of between them, and we infused that into our music. You can definitely hear a lot of influences in our music, it’s definitely a melting pot.
“I think we’re inspired by the things we love, whether it’s music or TV and movies. Most of our conversations are about what we love. That’s what makes it fun,” added Shoer.
“We really want to make music that we grew up with, especially in the rock genre. I have the impression that we don’t talk about it anymore or that we don’t do it anymore, it’s a bit sad. If we can get there, that would be really exciting,” Rubinstein said.
They revealed that Jonny Shoer was responsible for coming up with the band’s name.
In the dream collaboration department, Nights In Stereo indicated that they would like to work with artists such as Kings of Leon, Warpaint, Ozzy Osbourne, Kacey Musgraves and the late Prince. “Also, Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ is in my Top 10 records,” Shoer said.
Their goal is definitely to get out there and perform live. “We have to release an LP first, and then we’ll hit the road,” Rubinstein said.
Earlier today, Rubinstein took part in a virtual fan event for Spectrum Celebrity Eventswhat benefits True solid colors. “It was great. It lasted a few hours, the fans are super nice and the guys who organized it are amazing,” he said.
If Rubinstein were to continue “The Masked Singer,” he shared that he would dress up as “a gigantic bumblebee.”
On the title of the current chapter of his life, Rubinstein said: “Solid”. “Everything seems really solid right now across the board,” admitted Rubinstein.
During the pandemic, Rodarte learned to make his own pasta, Shoer managed to produce demos and get his equipment working, while Rubinstein improved his songwriting ability. “I have Jonny to thank for teaching me what song structure is,” Rubinstein admitted.
Regarding his definition of the word success, Rubinstein said, “Being happy with what you do and the people you have in your life.” “I can do what I love, which is crazy, and I know how lucky I am to be able to do it. I’m very lucky and blessed. Also, making music with my two best friends is very special,” he said.
“We all have jobs and we make music together. The fact that everything we do allows us to do things that we love and want to do is a success,” added Rodarte.
“Success is having security,” Shoer said. “Also, don’t worry about shady people in your group or overcharging your bank account.”
The music from Nights In Stereo is available on Spotify.