LINK | Posted by Chris on Monday, December 03, 2012
Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
We are a balls out three-piece band, surging with a mix of blues, soul, and a whole lotta sexy rock and roll.
Who are your musical influences and idols?
Anyone who plays or sings with their whole heart and body. If you mean it, chances are I will love it. Elvis is a great example.
What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
No Code, Pearl Jam.
I love the EP! It's kickass rock 'n' roll, with a nod to the past while still planted firmly in the present. Do you find your sound is better received by audiences at home in the UK or here in the US? And why wasn't "Drunk Enough" included on the EP?
Thank you very much! We have always been received well on both sides of the pond. There is something very special about playing our music in the US, though. We are three guys from England playing music that we love very dearly. In a country of this size and diversity, there is something very exciting about the whole experience. So much to see and so much to do. Plus it's been a while since bands like The Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Sabbath were here... it's about time England gave something new! Also "Drunk Enough" will be out next year on the album.
You guys were the very first act signed to Yamaha's record label. What's it like not only to be signed to a company with such longstanding ties to rock 'n' roll, but to be their very first band?
Signing to Yamaha was not a tough decision for us. The fact that the label is so new and enthusiastic, and that we are their first signing has created a kind of family feel. I liken it to being part of a crew on a ship, all working hard to get this thing out into the open water and see where we can take it. I feel very lucky that such is the case for this band.
You guys just performed on the Kiss Kruise II. How did that come about? What was the whole experience like? What was it like performing on a cruise ship? What was it like playing alongside Kiss and meeting the guys in Kiss and the other acts? What was your favorite moment from the entire cruise?
The KISS Kruise was the craziest thing we've ever been a part of. Imagine a festival on a huge boat, because that's exactly what it is. Lots and lots of partying, cocktails, meeting great people with a sunny backdrop, and plenty of Rock. We may have had one or two drinks whilst on board. And playing beside KISS was totally unreal. It's not everyday you get to look up from the stage and see Mr. Paul Stanley watching your band! KISS and the legendary manager Doc McGhee watched most of our set. That is something we will never forget.
Finally, you're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
Tom Waits, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Howlin' Wolf. We all perform Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."
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