We’d like to know a little bit about you for our files, but we don’t like regurgitating press releases or asking the easy questions. At Tone Deaf we only ask the tough questions, so just hold still, grit your teeth, clench your buttocks and be still while we put on the rubber gloves, apply the thumbscrews, and pull out our thermometer while you open up and say ahhhhhhhhhhh… Truthful answers only or we drink your rider while you’re on stage.
Who gets the most ‘off stage action’ in the band? What’s the secret to their success?
It’d have to be Josh. Being a newly married man he would have to be getting the most action at the moment.
Have you ever been arrested? Where were you, and what was it for?
Yes, I was arrested for having an altercation with a security guard at one of our shows. But i haven’t been the only one, Chris has been arrested for being drunk in public after a show too.
What’s been the worst day job you’ve ever had?
Years ago to make ends meet i worked as a form-worker. It was a tough job and i grew tired of it really quick. I think i gave it up after 2 weeks.
Sex, drugs and groupies – In what order do you prefer them and how often?
In that same order. Sex – often. Drugs – occasionally. Groupies – never.
Take us back to the first gig you went to. Where was it and what was the venue?
The first gig i ever went to i was in Year 8 at school and our local heroes One Dollar Short were playing for $5 at a seedy night club in Gosford. It was the first time i’d ever been in a club like that and it was incredible. Smoke and beer ridden carpets, overweight and toothless bartenders. The air-con didn’t work so there was a mist of sweat hovering above the crowd during the night. It blew my mind.
What’s your favourite site to download music from and do you ever pay for it? Can we find any of your releases there?
iTunes has probably been my most visited site to download music. While it’s not the cheapest, there’s a good system in place where the artist sees a good majority of the money from sales.
What’s the furthest you’d go to win over a new fan?
Anywhere in the world. I love going to new places and meeting new people. It’s a big motivator for me to keep playing music .
Right, here’s the plug section – tell us about upcoming gigs/tours and releases.
We’ve just released online our new film clip to our song “Crash” in support of it’s release as a single on May 6th. We’re also doing a few warm up shows around the east coast over April. April 7th – Rock Lilly – Sydney April 20th – Gee Wizz – Newcastle April 23rd – The Empress – Melbourne April 28th – Gee Wizz – Gosford