Seven Questions In Heaven With Kingswood

Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with Kingswood singer Fergus Linacre:

Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
We are a rock band but with quite a diverse sound. Sometimes harder QOTSA vibes, then more bluesy like Zeppelin, at times soulful, sweet or sad. Well that's what someone said once anyway. In truth like any artist you just need to listen to the music.

Who are your musical influences and idols?
Personally, I grew up listening to whatever my brothers listened to. Queen, Aerosmith, Extreme, all big singers so I guess that's who I learnt to sing from. We got to meet Steven Tyler when we opened for Aerosmith in Australia which was a bit of a thrill. Today's influence comes from anywhere of any genre as long as it's good. I've been loving Sia's latest record.

What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
Green Day's Dookie. I used to go to the music department of our school and learn how to play all the riffs on guitar.

What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
In 2012, we did a tour of the army bases in Afghanistan, TK, Kabul, Kandahar and Dubai. It was an incredibly rewarding experience. I don't know if "weirdest" is the right word but the shows were defiantly the most different from festivals or club shows we have ever done.

What is your current favorite guilty pleasure?
Saltwater Taffy's. Such a good texture.

If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
Ferga'lick'us, cos it makes the girls go loco.

Final question: 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?
Neil Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Plant. And we would play "Somewhere Over The rainbow."

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