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Fristwave visit the UK Chart Show at EAVA FM

Added: Wednesday 16th May 2012 09:31:50 AM

Fristwave visit the UK Chart Show at EAVA FM

The UK Chart show was joined by their first guest on 27th April 2012. Gavin and Annika’s guest was Tony Taylor who’s in a band called Firstwave.

Firstwave are a three piece Leicester Punk band, who has been together for 10 years now. They have a Guitar player, a Bass player/ Singer and a drummer. The bass player / singer Tony Taylor was the one who came into the studio for a chat.

Good Afternoon Tony, why did you want to be in a band?

Well when I was younger I went to a lot of gigs and was influenced by the bands that were performing, I just wanted to give it ago. I love performing and giving the audience a great show, and its great when someone comes up to you after a show and asks what the songs about.

This video was edited by are very own Annika Woodward.

What inspires you to write then?

It can be anything really from recent events, things that happen in the news such as the recession, good things, bad things or emotional upsets. Anything can trigger you to write something.

You’ve got a song Nowhereville, what’s that about?

Nowhereville was an on the road song, where we’d gone down south to play a gig and very few people had turned up. After the gig we decided to go for some food it was about 1am we were 200miles away from home and when we got back to the car there was a clamper and he’d clamped the car, we ended up paying about £400 to get back home. Everyone thinks this business is glamorous but its not, but hey at least we got a song out of it.

How did the band start out?

I had a friend Rob who was a guitar player and I played him a few songs and said I’d like to start a band he was up for it we just had to find a drummer, we tracked down another friend Stoodge who was in quite a good band at the time but he said yeah he’ll do it and it went from there really. After about a year Rob left because he had commitments at home, and we’d saw a guy playing live, he was quite lively on stage, we call him Monkey but his real name is Paul. We wanted him because he was lively and he had the energy for the band because Firstwave isn’t just about the music it’s about the whole show, giving the best you’ve got.

Is being in a band easy or difficult?

Well it’s kind of difficult getting the shows and I’m the chatty one so I arrange shows but have to make sure the others can make it. I’m also a single dad and have my son living with me; I guess you just have to juggle things about. We don’t do it for a million pounds there’s certainly not a lot of money in it, we do it because we love it. The fans also help if there having a great time then the live buzz is incredible, and it’s good for us because we get to play with bands we grew up watching like the Buzzcocks.

Where’s the best place to play?

Leicester doesn’t go down that well for us, but we do love Corby it’s just down the round and there great people and it’s a great vibe, we go down like a storm there. We loved playing in Sunderland and Manchester and Nottingham’s cool too.

Do you have any up coming gigs in and around Leicester?

There’s Gravefest on the 26th May and that’s an all day festival just outside Melton Mowbray its £5 all day free camping you have about 12 bands playing, then we’ve got Lock 42 in Leicester on June 2nd where were opening a show for the UK Subs and then Weldon Fest in Corby on 23rd June and that’s a charity event, which has something for everyone.

How can people get in touch with you?

We have a website and that’s www.firstwavepunk.com, were also on Facebook firstwavepunk and I’m on Facebook to Tony Taylor.

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