aug – the spill canvas


aug – the spill canvas
RockStar WiNO
We are so excited to be featuring The Spill Canvas as our Official RockStar WiNO for
August! We had a chance to catch up with lead singer, Nick Thomas, and bass player,
Landon Heil, at their show at the Roxy Theatre in LA and chat about their road to success.
They’re both incredibly humble, down to earth guys from South Dakota, who have
encountered their fair share of obstacles and continue to fight for their dreams to create
inspiring music. They have an amazing connection with their fans and positive energy that
we want to share with you.
They embrace and truly embody our core values of Self-expression, Living on the edge,
Dreaming big, Seizing the moment, Not taking life / wine too seriously and Thinking
outside the bottle.
Please enjoy and use your exclusive gift to download one of your favorite
The Spill Canvas songs and as they would say in their song “Lusta Prima Vista,” “Crack open a bottle of red!” Enjoy your delicious WTF - Wine That's Fun and
celebrate good friends, great music, and all that life has to offer!
Nick Thomas- Vocals/Guitar
Landon Heil- Bass
Bryce Job - Drums/Percussion
Q&A session with Nick Thomas:
(Q) : What or maybe who inspired you to pursue your passion for music?
(A) : It's not so much an exact person or thing that first planted the seed of music in my life-it was always
just kind of there in my heart since childhood. But if I had to credit someone it'd have to be my dad for
exposing me to great music growing up. From Van Morrison and Fleetwood Mac to Otis Redding, it was
inevitable that music would be a huge part of my life with such amazing artists as the foundation.
(Q) : You've been through a lot in your music career and are now pursuing a solo project - as with any
business, it's not always easy - what keeps you motivated to persevere through tough times?
The light that has always been able to lead me out of the darkness in the business, is deeply rooted in a strong
support system of friends and family.
(Q) : For us, it's the best feeling in the world to create something that people enjoy, connect with and
share with family and friends. In that sense, music and wine are a lot alike. What's one of your
funniest or craziest experiences with wine?
The one experience that really stands out regarding wine isn't really all that funny or crazy, but lives in the
tradition that came to be over the years of writing and recording music. After the completion of every studio
album we celebrate with good food and wine.
(Q) : Your song Lusta Prima Vista says, "crack open a bottle of red." How is wine significant in that
song? How is it significant to your creative process in general?
As with the tradition I just mentioned, wine has become an important part of the writing process as it loosens
up the mind and allows the left brain take the wheel a bit more. Regarding 'Lusta', wine plays a big role in
the lyrical content by representing a celebratory toast to a relationship fueled by lust over love.
(Q) : What advice would you give to someone who's contemplating taking that leap of faith and going
after a dream?
The one true thing that should remain constant is your own sense of perseverance. Especially during the
lower, blurry moments when goals might seem out of reach or impossible in the face of countless obstacles.
All dreams are possible if you can just stick to your goal for the long haul!