Boston Band Crush Archived Article: One Night Band Crush: TAD!

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Tad McKitterick is the singer/songwriter for Sidewalk Driver. He is known for his over-the-top stage presence and obscenely high cheekbones.

History: Originally hailing from Miami, Tad moved to boston in the late ’90s with the novelty band BOARD. He formed Sidewalk Driver in 2005 and they are just now preparing to release their first full-length.

The Boston Band Crush Interview:

BBC: What Boston rockers, past or present, would you most like to have a One Night Band with?

TMcK: Ric Ocasek, because he could write a hell of a hook; Frank Black, to keep it interesting; and Yo Yo Ma, to bring the girls.

BBC: What Boston rockers, past or present, would you most fear having a One Night Band with?

TMcK: Brad Delp. First of all, he had such an amazing voice that he’d make me look like as asshole, and B, he’s dead and I think the whole thing would be scary as shit. it’s not natural to work with the dead. It opens doors that shouldn’t be opened man.

BBC: What is your normal song or part writing process? Will writing three songs in a single day drastically differ from your usual approach to creating music?

TMcK: I don’t think there is a normal way I write songs. Mostly hooks come at random times; at work, driving, post coitus. Sometimes I’ll write a whole song in my head, other times I’ll bring the band a chorus and we work out the rest of the song. I’ll tell you one thing though, there is nothing normal for me about writing three songs in a day! I think I’m going to approach it totally fresh, try to get inspired by the group I’m with. I’m
really looking forward to it!

BBC: What Boston band do you have the biggest crush on right now?

TMcK: Even though I believe they are on “hiatus” right now, I’ve been crushin’ on The Rudds for a while now.