What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
Like many people it was seeing David Bowie on Top of the Pops doing Starman. But it wasn’t until I got a guitar and started playing and still it was not as good as the records that I was buying. Then I saw The Clash and thought wow! This is it, I could do this!
The current incarnation is a difficult question to answer as it’s been an evolution of the band changing as personnel drop in and drop out over the years so the incarnation is whoever is prepared to work with me!
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
David Bowie, Brian Eno, Alice Cooper, Roxy Music, The Clash, Deaf School, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
& non-music-wise artists like Andy Warhol, Picasso, Mondrian, Salvador Dali, John Heartfield, and from the world of film and comedy The Marx Bros, Laurel and Hardy, Monty Python
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
I would never ask people that you should listen to my music. I would not go around people’s front doors knocking saying you should listen to my music – it’s up to people to decide what they want to listen to.
How would you describe the colour blue or yellow? We make a sound from traditional instruments – guitars, drums, singing
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
I ️would contrive to take all my records but see the list of music artists above
⭐️My all time favourite film is Blade Runner and I also like Matrix trilogy & comedies like Life of Brian, Galaxy Quest
⭐️They’d get wet & I can see all the pictures I need in my head
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I prefer the studio for recording as that is the best way to get the music onto a format that you can listen to. But at the end of the day, the best thing I can do is perform like I’m doing it as a show to get it on record
The end product of any recording is to share the result & sound of your ideas and the best way to communicate that is in the live environment.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Far too many to highlight just one which is why I have been doing it as an Audio Autobiography on my weekly radio show for the last 3 & half years on Resonance 104.4fm in London & resonancefm.com Every Weds 4:30pm latest episode of #SpizzFM here https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/spizz-fm-13-january-2021/
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
All my songs are pretty unique – you wouldn’t be able to classify them like other bands where you can say a guitar sound just by hearing a few notes of the guitar or the singing voice. You would struggle to find a more varied, unique artist
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Like many other people in our situation… Bands, Artists, Filmmakers, creative people. Art exhibitions are all making difficult daily decisions. Every day is different – you have to plan what you can and then what? It gets changed or rescheduled at the moment so there are no concrete plans for anyone. We do have a plan to make more releases and do shows but your guess is as good as mine!
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Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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