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Meet Chris Gonzales of Twenty Dollar Prophets in Victorville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Gonzales.

Chris, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We got started 2015 in my guest bedroom home studio. I’ll go to song and recorded it and I knew that the sound was impactful. I knew it to bring people together. I recruited some members and we hit the floor running. Shooting music videos. Writing songs and recording them. Not to mention playing show relentlessly. In 2019 we land in our first national tour with the group Kottonmouth Kings. I’m having a small national fanbase has really helped us put as independent artist.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I think the hardest struggle in all of this has been losing bandmembers, not everyone is built for this, and not everyone has the time or energy to sacrifice towards this. With our current line-up, everyone has been on the same page for the longest time. Drummer Jonny Carnage And Guitarist/keyboardist have been here since 2016. Our newest member, bassist Andrew English has been in the band for about a year and a half. At this point we feel like we are so strong that nothing can break us. This is mainly because we’ve been tested time a time again. Those Times only made us stronger as brothers.

We’d love to hear more about your music.
We spread the message we truly believe in our music. We believe everyone should respect each other. We believe in accountability. We strongly believe marijuana should not be illegal, anywhere. And we also strongly believe in standing up for those in need. Although all of our songs that reflect this message, Will try to write songs that relate to humans. And when we perform live, we try to give you the best show you’ve ever seen or heard.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up I was a very loud And funny kid. My heroes were Chris Farley and Ozzy Osbourne. Looking back now I know I made fun of myself just to cover up the fact that I was overweight and insecure about it. My Late father Jacob Gonzales was a musician and taught me how to play. Because my brother was so much better at video games and football, I spent my time playing music because I seemed to understand it from a young age.

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  • Instagram: @twentydollarprophets
  • Facebook: /twentydollarprophets
  • Twitter: @20dollarprophet

Image Credit:
Erupt Photography & AZ shell shock

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