It's not so much a band as a collaboration. The lyrics are written by me, Ethan Mawyer, and recorded by someone else.
I'm at Karma Lounge in NYC just about every tuesday performing at the open mic but I don't have a regular schedule apart from that. I don't sing on these recordings anyway.
Every "real musician" that gets spoofed in a parody posted here, starting with Avril Lavigne, has influenced East Coast Parodies. Weird Al has had an impact too.
Whatever the people recording use. I don't think that anything is illegal or expensive, but any recording made are done as well as possible considering the limitations of no budget.