The boys finished up a 6 track EP called Mama Raised An Outlaw. It’s about as pure rock n roll as it gets. Hard hitting riffs and beats that make you wanna rage. However, Heart for Ransom which is track three on the new EP, displays a sweet southern tone as the guys back off the gain for a slow country ballad track. Be sure to pick up a copy on iTunes or head to Spotify to jam along!
The Wayland show at the Intersection on December 4th was a fun night, with a lot of bands hitting the stage throughout the night. Mutual Live, is a great band from Jackson, TN, and even though there’s some red-pants-wearing happening on stage, haha, they’ve got some great songs, and sound good. Even though they’re based out of Tennessee, a couple of the guys in the band are from Kalamazoo, MI. They’ve been hanging out with the Wayland boys while down in Tennessee. Mutual Live has a cool heavy blues/rock sound that fits really well on the bill with Wayland, and they rock! The song “Stay” has a cool Clash kind of vibe to it, too. Check out the video above, and then hit their Facebook page for more info, and details on where you can see them next! - Johnny Walker, 97.9 WGRD
Mutual Live packed the Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI on Dec 4th supporting the nationally touring band, Wayland. Friends, fans, and family witnessed the new lineup as the band debuted their new EP Mama Raised an Outlaw to over 2,000 in attendance that night. Receiving rave reviews from fans and faculty of the Intersection. The band hopes to return sometime soon.
During his college years at the University of Michigan, Zachary Charles Mutual started an acoustic duo with longtime childhood friend, Dan Drogosh. Initially aimed to please their drinking buddies, the duo built a wooden stage at a local fraternity house and performed regularly on weekends, playing mostly classic rock and 90’s alternative songs. In light of always struggling to think of the band name, the duo promoted shows under the title “Zack Mutual Plays Live”, eventually evolving into the name “Mutual Live.” Influenced by groups like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynryd and Guns N Roses, the group “Mutual Live” eventually evolved into a modern day version of Southern Rock with a slight touch of attitude.
Writing the distinguished riffs for Mutual Live is none other than Dan (Dro) Drogosh, a Michigan native and childhood friend of Zack Charles. After attending a local talent show, Dan was certain that guitar would lead to a fulfilling life of entertainment. Teaming up with Zack, the two began composing songs reflecting the style of Guns N Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Dro’s early idol, Angus Young of AC/DC.
Delta blues and southern country music are major influences on his riffs and catchy rhythms. Dro's rig rundown includes: Marshall JCM 800 and an EVH 5150 for amps. Gibson SG, Les Paul, and newest addition, the Midtown Custom, are played on most recent tracks for the group. He’s a charm offstage and straight down to business on stage but always a solid act.
Joseph Maliszewski, a songwriter, producer, and bassist for Mutual Live, is most passionate about creating great music to share with the world. Born in '93 in the small town of Jackson, TN, Joseph had picked up guitar, drums, and bass by the age of 15. He quickly realized that being a touring musician was the career for him. Throughout his teenage years, he played in several bands that didn't yield serious results. This all changed when he became a part of Mutual Live. Joseph’s musical influences come from a wide variety of genres and artists. Those who know Joseph will tell you that he is very passionate about the way he lives life. This includes his love for music, food, working out, and video games. He hopes to inspire others by traveling the world and doing what he loves.
Evan Christian Mayo, born in Murfreesboro, Tn June 21, 1996. Grew up in a family that devoted their lives to music. His father plays many instruments and has perfect pitch hearing, so fate stepped in. Evan started messing around on the drums and played his first show at the age of 5. At 11, he became serious about honing in on his skills and was practicing hours upon hours every day running through albums. When he was 13 he played in a metal band called Vessels for 4 years. Recorded 3 cd's from 13-17 and then got the gig with Mutual Live at 18. His main influences are Neil Peart (Rush), Buddy Rich, John Bohnam (Led Zeppelin), Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan (Avenged Sevefold). He listens to a wide variety of music from metal to jazz, and from EDM to country; but, country over everything else.