Promotive Says Lots on Music, Formation, and Plans Ahead


Modernized pop punk band PROMOTIVE have a few single's out, with demo's of different types of sound also in the works currently, with an EP expected to be release sometime this year! Find out what else the band had to say about their style, form, and much more.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

All of our bandmates (Jacob Ortiz, Andrew Padilla and Mel Torres) have separately made huge strides in their respective musical careers, including sharing the stage with several nationally-acclaimed artists, playing and touring across the United States (including slots on the Vans Warped Tour), touring internationally, and gaining endorsements from various companies, such as Empire Ears and Rode Microphones. While this band originated as the solo project of our vocalist, Jacob, it has since grown into a much more collaborative effort from all three members of the group.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

We thought for a long time about the name and we absolutely struggled until Lee Jennings from The Funeral Portrait told us to keep it simple. From there we work shopped ideas until we landed on Promotive for its simplicity and slightly positive tone to it. In short, we loved how it sounded when we repeated it.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is largely based out of Orange County, California. We live in different cities, but it’s never been an issue driving to each other.

4. How would you describe your style?

We’ve been praised as having that classic mid-to-late 2000’s Warped Tour Pop-Punk sound with a modern production that really helps us stand out. Everyone in the band is a songwriter with an ear for production and that really helps when trying to write a song while coming up with new ideas. Its catchy writing that’s still relevant to those able to hear the message.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

To date, we have our debut single, “Tired” alongside a cover of Post Malone’s, "Circles". Both have music videos and we take extreme pride in both. We love all genres of music and really love incorporating the best parts of rock, pop and we can promise that every song we have has pure emotion and reliability.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We have quite a few demos that are all different types of tracks and sounds. A lot of fully fleshed out tracks and some simple keyboard progressions. We have gotten together recently to discuss our game plan for the rest of the year and we definitely will be releasing more content really soon!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

The goal is definitely touring but our approach is a bit different than the average band in our area. We’re looking at ensuring we can deliver the best possible set for the audience for who the show’s for. 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We will be releasing more content and music throughout the year. We also are gearing up to finish our EP after we have released a few more tracks. Tour is definitely coming, and we’ve already had plenty of opportunities to play. We just really want to focus on creating the best possible experience for the audience.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We are on every major streaming site available! iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Deezer, etc. We also have our website promotivemusic.com which actually has all our links and music videos! 

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The main reason I write music is to convey emotion and vent my thoughts on paper, so to speak. So for someone listening to this music, the main thing I would hope for is that they would be able to resonate with the message of the song(s), or be able to connect with them by finding their own meaning in it.

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