|Dave Faber, David Hinsley, Jeremy Liddle, Ray Bull
Katrina: Who are your musical influences growing up and have they changed?
David: Well mine growing up have definitely changed. First it was alternative 90's music like Weezer then I got into heavier stuff in angry
teenage years and now I pretty much listen to everything from Eminem to Avril Lavigne to rock all over the map. That’s me.
Ray: I listened to pop-punk stuff then broke into other things. Now I listen to everything from Eminem to Kelly Clarkson. Except Megadeath,
I’m not a Megadeath fan sorry. He (David) is a Megadeath freak.
Jeremy: Actually my first influence is MxPx and it’s pretty cool to be touring with them now. But I started off listening to punk rock stuff like
that and I decided I didn’t really like punk that much then I got into really really heavy metal stuff. Now I’m the same way, I’ll listen to
everything. I don’t really like gangster rap but I’ll listen to mostly pop rock radio, Fallout Boy, My Chemical Romance.
Faber: I like Fallout Boy, U2, Led Zeppelin and all my influences are the same still. I loved Green Day growing up too. Those are my
favorites, still are my favorites. I love The Cars, The Cars are great. The Beatles, love The Beatles. The Killers, great band.
Katrina: Which artist would you like to tour or work with?
Jeremy: Fallout Boy.
Faber: U2, we’re shooting high here.
Ray: Rolling Stones, The Beatles.
David: No I don’t want the Rolling Stones.
Katrina: How do you write your songs and where do you get your ideas from?
Faber: I like looking at the forest and the trees a lot. The mountains, rivers, that’s where all my songs come from. Just joking actually most
of our songs are pretty much about relationships. A couple songs are kind of like, the song “Again” is about trying to get somewhere and
feeling like it’s never working and your always trying to get ahead in life or your always trying to break the cycle kid of. Like you keep
screwing up and you don’t want it to happen but you keep doing it and you hate that about yourself when it keeps happening so that’s
kind of what “Again” is about. There’s hope in it because you can change. And then “Sex And Love” is more about a relationship where I
just realized this isn’t what I want and called it quits and that’s what “Sex And Love” is about.
Katrina: What’s your favorite venue to play? (Outdoor, club...)
Faber: These. All-ages shows.
Jeremy: Yeah. We like all-ages shows a lot. I like 2000 person all-ages show because people can scream and jump up and down and stuff.
It’s not like a huge show where we can’t talk to anybody and it’s not a small show where nobody’s there. Kind of middle of the road all-ages
Faber: Clubs are great too because we get drinks bought for us. We get hammered.
Katrina: What’s your most embarrassing moment?
Faber: Tonight on stage, with a pink shirt on.
Jeremy: I think mine is my lead singer with a pink shirt on.
Faber: Actually a pretty embarrassing moment is me being duct-taped by Hedley last tour and rolled out on a dolly on the stage with my
shirt off, spray painted with HEDLEY on my chest. That was embarrassing, it was more fun then embarrassing though.
Katrina: What’s your most memorable moment?
David: Opening for Nickelback.
Jeremy: Yeah that was my favorite too.
Faber: That was pretty surreal too.
Katrina: When did you open for Nickelback?
Jeremy: We opened for them in Victoria about 6 months ago.
Katrina: Who causes the most trouble in the group?
Jeremy: Oh god.
Faber: Probably me.
Jeremy: We’re generally well-behaved.
Katrina: You weren’t at the Hedley show in October.
Jeremy: Of course we were, what are you talking about. We all like to cause trouble.
Ray: We all have our moments, I don’t think anybody really causes more trouble than anyone else.
Katrina: What have you learned while touring?
David: How to put on a good live show.
Faber: Our talents.
David: With every mistake you learn. I’ve made probably 100 mistakes but I learn.
Ray: You learn from the band that’s headlining it and you learn some from them. You learn stuff from any band. You can always take
Katrina: What do you think makes a good live show?
Jeremy: Lots of energy.
David: Practice. Good songs.
Faber: A lot of practice.
David: Definitely good songs and a good singer. Get crowd involvement. Crowds like to party.
Ray: Especially at a all-ages show, kids love to get into it.
David: Hearing the crowd scream makes a good live show.
Katrina: What advice can you give to people who are wanting to create a band?
David: Work your ass off.
Faber: Write songs, it’s all about the songs. Listen and study songs. Listen to your favorite band, if that’s what you want, study their
songs. Learn how they wrote them. Figure out how to write songs.
Katrina: What do you think about how Canadian music is being shown around the world right now?
Ray: Seems pretty cool.
David: There’s a lot of good bands coming out of Canada right now.
Ray: Maybe a few years ago there was more.
Jeremy: Yeah it is kind of slowing down a bit. But there is still some good bands. Nickelback, they’re still huge.
Ray: It’s hard to tell too because we live in Canada, we haven’t really been outside of Canada so we don’t know what’s going on in the rest
of the world.