Pig Of The Hut Official FAQ
Q: What is your real name?
A: Brantley McCaskill
Q: Where are you from?
A: Atlanta, Ga
Q: Where did you get the name "Pig Of The Hut" from?
A: In 1998, when I first bought the original Xbox, I was asked to enter a gamertag that I would use for online gaming. At the time I was neck deep in the music business and always promoting my band "Pig Hut."I was the leader of the band, wrote most to all the songs, made more of the important decisions so I felt like "Pig of the Hut"was a good name to go with. Also it was a very cheap inexpensive way to advertise the band name without really advertising. Im proud of this choice because to this day you cant find much about the band (Disbanded in 2006) but the name has become far greater. It's nice to know the work somehow paid off.
Q: How long have you played Guitar?
A: 18 years, I was very active in the music industry from 1998-2012 toured with many bands as either a part of the band or hired guitar player. I've played in bands ranging from Metal, Industrial, Country Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Rock and Pop. I've opened up for bands such as 30 Seconds to Mars, Godhead, KMFDM with the band Pig Hut. I also was a prt of the Rock Boat tour with Collective Soul, Matchbox 20, Barenaked Ladies, etc. Pig Hut has written songs for the Atlanta Falcons TV commercials, Carpe Diem 1 + 2 DVDs and independent movies. Im currently no longer active in the music industry due to its dying nature and after doing 60-100 shows a year with 4 different bands on avg for 6-8 years I needed a break. I've won "Best instrumentalist" for Guitar in 2007 for State and 2008 I placed 2nd in the region. See my youtube for videos of playing in 2006. One day I will get back at the guitar and maybe incorporate it into my streams for fun
Q: How long have you been active in the FGC?
A: I've played video games since age 4, played Mortal Kombat since 1992 and joined the FGC as a professional gamer in 2011.
Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I work for ESPN, Fox Sports, ASN, NBCSN and others as a Technical Director and EVS/Dreamcatcher/3Play/Newtekk engineer. I also do freelance Green screen work for various productions companies. I'm also an AV engineer for 9 years employed. I wouldnt change what I do for a living for any job. Formerly a 10 year touring guitarist and Music educator on the college and Pro level. I taught music for 12 years.
Q: Are you sponsored?
A: I have been before but currently I am not by choice but we will see. There are talks w some sponsors now.
Q: Are you in Yomi?
A: Absolutely not and will never be. I was for an extremely short period of time 2015 April-July 2015 but I think their business model is the worst I've ever seen because it doesnt exist. They are also located in the worst part of Atlanta that isn't safe. I have 0 plans to be a aprt of YOMI however I truly love/respect/care for almost every member in YOMI individually. It's definitely NOT about me disliking any members in YOMI (although i dislike some). It goes deeper.
A LOT MORE COMING SOON !!!