Brief info

MindFree is a band from Los Angeles in USA. Their music is an original the Motown-Grunge sound, with melodic songs that are forward sounding and yet classic. From blistering bangers to honest ballads and pure pop to post grunge shoegaze, MindFree's songs get stuck in your mojo. The band consists of Keith Walsh on Keyboards, Ric Rosario on Drums, Cirilo Rios on Bass and Mark Abbruzzese on Guitar and Vocals.
MindFree started in 2018 when Mark Abbruzzese and Keith Walsh got together to create an original band inspired by their favorite artists. However, the roots of the band go back to the 1970s, when Abbruzzese and Walsh attended the same kindergarten in California and started playing together. With Abbruzzese on guitars and vocals (and that amazing pedal board) plus Walsh playing synth bass and keyboards, and Ric Rosario pounding the drums, MindFree has created a stunning sound that is simultaneously retro and modern. Now that the quarantine is lifting, don’t miss the chance to see their exhilarating performances and live shows.

Interview With MIndFree


Have you always been interested in music? What is your story and how did you start making music?

We have been making music since elementary school. Keith and Mark met in Kindergarten and 5th grade. They formed MindFree in December 2018. Ric and Cirilo joined MindFree in 2021.

What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look forward to?

We finished our debut album this past fall 2021, and are working on our next album as we speak, Hopefully it’s set to be released in  2022 or early 2023. We are also working on few videos at present as well.

What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry?

MindFree is focused on bringing our music to the world, shows, albums, videos and movies etc.

What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?

Our biggest challenge is getting more exposure for our music.

How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical songwriting process?

The song writing process for us starts with listening to melodies, riffs and beats founded deep within dreams, as well hearing them out of the blue.  This inspires us while we sit back earnestly writing our lyrics.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

The internet has opened several avenues of exposure for independent artists, a beautiful thing.

List some famous musicians currently on your playlist?

Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, White Denim, Judas Priest, The Police and Frank Zappa.

What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?

We have all had and have day jobs, music is a lifelong passion.

Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow in your footsteps?

Be sincere to your self, keep writing from there and you will be happy.

If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?

More awareness on variety in music, not devoting so much to one form or two at a time.

How do you feel about originality?

Originality is everything, it has to be your voice, your soul, that’s how you impact your listener.

Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something that you would like to add?

MindFree loves music it is our meditation. We enjoy playing live shows, recording, writing and rehearsals. Music is our food.

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