Kaiser Solzie is a punk influenced street musician(James Jackson) derived from the fictional character Keyser Söze in the 1995 film The Usual Suspects. Since early 2010, Kaiser has been traveling the United States performing everywhere and anywhere from street corners to open mics to basement shows and has been involved with Warped Tour since his early days covering the event to working in numerous capacities that included delivering water and security. Originally from Rochester, NY, Kaiser Solzie now has a full band behind him that includes other band members Brian Lorenzo(guitar), Jamie McMann(bass) and Lenny Palmieri(drums).
Celebrating the release of their debut album, Back Again, that was released June 19, 2018 and completely produced at McMann’s new studio “Ground Zero” in their hometown of Rochester NY, the band is playing the entirety of the 2018 Vans Warped Tour. B-Sides met up with Kaiser Solzie during Warped Tour in Mountain View, CA to talk about the early Warped Tour experiences, how the new band members have contributed towards making new material and more. Check out the interview: