Long Island Royalty
Chris Enriquez talks about On The Might Of Princes & Hold On To A Dream.
Hold on tight, folks, 'cause today we're chatting with a real-life thunder-god - drummer Chris Enriquez.
Enriquez is a drumming virtuoso who's earned his stripes in a variety of musical projects over the years. From shredding stages with On The Might Of Princes to anchoring the thunderous rhythms of the critically acclaimed band Spotlights. His drumming is a force to be reckoned with.
But Chris Enriquez doesn't just play the drums; he commands them, orchestrating a symphony of sonic chaos and raw emotion with every beat of the skin.
With the release of Hold On To A Dream, Chris Enriquez can add film director to his CV.
Hold On To A Dream tells the tale of the Long Island hardcore/post-hardcore band On The Might Of Princes. Partnering with his Spotlights bandmate Mario Quintero, the two have crafted a smart and unfiltered look at the life of a band that has cast a long shadow on the scene.
OTMAP also happens to be Enriquez’s first band that got any kind of traction.
This film is a mesmerizing exploration of the struggles, triumphs, and relentless spirit that propel the band to the precipice of success.
Hold On To A Dream is a portal into the chaotic beauty of the underground music scene, capturing the raw, unvarnished energy that defines the heart and soul of rock 'n' roll. It's not just a documentary; it's a sonic journey, a glimpse into the untamed world where passion for art reigns supreme.
Enriquez and Quintero peel back the layers of On The Might Of Princes to expose the raw nerves beneath a young up-and-coming band. It's an intimate portrait of the band and its lead singer, Jason Rosenthal, an artist wrestling with demons, doubts, and the relentless pursuit of his craft. We witness the rollercoaster ride of the band, the relationships within the band, and the struggles that ultimately break the band.
For those who crave a music documentary that's more than just notes and rhythms, Hold On To A Dream is a gripping testament to the resilience and creative fire that drives musicians. It's a film that captures the heartbeat of a band that holds a vice-like grip on its principles.
In the end, Chris Enriquez and Mario Quintero use Hold On To A Dream as a testament to the unyielding spirit of rock 'n' roll, the indomitable force of artistic passion, and the enduring power of music to move us, both physically and emotionally.
So, don't miss the chance to experience the magic of Hold On To A Dream. It's a ride you won't soon forget.
Chris stopped by Thunderlove Studio to talk with us about the film and the band, On The Might Of Princes.