It's not so much a band as a collaboration. The lyrics are written by me, Ethan Mawyer, and recorded by someone else.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
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.
Your musical influences
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.
What equipment do you use?
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.