PJ Farley has been a much sought after musician in the music industry for about 35 years now, with an accomplished resumé that includes stints with Trixter, Ra, Lita Ford, The Eric Martin Band, 80’s tribute band Rubix Kube, and of course Fozzy. And speaking of Fozzy…. At the time of this interview, PJ and the band were preparing for another round of touring with dates through October and early November in North America, and over to the UK in the last half of February.
On a rare day off the road from his home in New Jersey, PJ talks about the upcoming tour with Fozzy and how he prepares for it. He also discusses writing with Eric Martin, how and why his solo albums happen, what it takes to last and stay relevant, and his love for Jellyfish music.
PJ is one of those laid back professionals that is just a joy to have around. A super humble, “regular guy” with a warm personality and an extraordinary amount of talent. Kick back, get casual, and enjoy a fun conversation with PJ Farley!
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!