2.What’s the reason behind the formation of FPS?
My other band GALLEY SLAVES unfortunately at the moment is not viable as far as gigs, rehearsals and recording is concerned due to members of the band having busy lifestyles, work commitments and relocation. This does not mean that GALLEY SLAVES is over , it is just very difficult at the moment to get all band members in the same place at the same time.
3.Will listeners get to hear slow tunes(rock ballads) in your future songs?
I’m not one necessary to write slow tunes or ballads however yes to break up our music I have a few things up my sleeve in relation to that. So you will just have to wait as they may be coming up soon.
4.What the albums are you listening to these days?
My music tastes are so vast I tend not to get influenced by anything specifically . I do like bands such as the Dandy Warhols, The Cure, Radio Birdman, The Buzzcocks, The Church, Died Pretty etc etc and I guess that does have some rub off somewhere down the line, but when I write a song it generally will come from an experience, a dream or just nature.
5.You are from Australia. How’s the local rock scene over there?
Australia like anywhere else in the world for independent original bands has always been tough until you get an established name. It’s the same old story, you have to start from scratch, build up a following, get gigs play live and try to stay as active as possible in the local scene until you start getting established and are able to spread your wings further.
In 5 years it would be nice to have a bit of credibility from the industry, and be able to say that we have done everything we could to be where we are now, with the public wanting more.
7.How do you go through the songwriting process?
There is no one formula for writing a song and that is what makes the process so interesting . We can go from a couple of rifts in a rehearsal room and build on it or we could have a fully formatted idea prior to jamming.
8.How’s the rehearsal like before the gig?
I have a rule that we do not rehearse for at least two days prior to the gig. My reason for this is to maintain a level of energy when you go live. I am pretty gigged harden and so are the guys I work with. You do get the nervous 10 seconds before you start playing, so I have to go into a zone for that but once you are on your way the stage is yours.
9.Do you have other personal persuasions that sometimes get in the way of making music?
No not at all. I am open to everything.
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