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?
Big Nick… and as for his secret, his name gives you a clue… big um, sideburns!
Have you ever been arrested? Where were you, and what was it for?
Last time I checked we were a band of musicians not bank robbers… although there is the story about a particular Bright Knight who almost got arrested for taking money from a pokies machine that paid out to no-one. Luckily some good cops saw that it was pretty minor ($27) and let him run free… although he got banned from the casino for a year… but a man’s gotta eat right?
What’s been the worst day job you’ve ever had?
We’ve all had millions of shitty jobs including flipping burgers at McDonalds and shovelling apple pulp at a fruit juicing plant. I stacked BBQs in Richmond for more than a few summers, and let me tell you that sucked, spending your days trying to squeeze a four burner Cordon Bleu into some yuppy prick’s Porsche is not my idea of a rewarding occupation.
Sex, drugs and groupies – In what order do you prefer them and how often?
That order is just fine… although wine is our main drug and some of us have substituted groupies for wives… in which case maybe groupies should come first?
Take us back to the first gig you went to. Where was it and what was the venue?
The first show I went to was John Farnham at the Tennis Centre with my parents in the early nineties… although my first real gig experience was Motorace at the Hallam Hotel in the early 2000s… it was a day after my 18th, I drove about seven of my friends there in my shitty old Peugeot 505.
What’s your favourite site to download music from and do you ever pay for it? Can we find any of your releases there?
Well, I still like to buy albums in hard copy but I know the other guys buy a heap of stuff from iTunes. You can even our debut album ‘The Ocean And The Night’ there: http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/the-ocean-and-the-night/id371413522
What’s the furthest you’d go to win over a new fan?
We’ve ventured interstate many times only to play to one or two people… so how does 1000 kilometres sound?
Right, here’s the plug section – tell us about upcoming gigs/tours and releases.
We are launching our single ‘This Love’ at Revolver Upstairs on Saturday March 19th.
Our debut album The Ocean And The Night is out now, get it from iTunes or our website (brightknights.com.au) …or download it for free from somewhere dodgy.
Bright Knights also have a cool video for the song ‘This Love’ in which is unique and has never been done before. The concept itself revolves around the notion of breaking down the animated clip into frames. Fans were able to jump online and register to receive a frame (or more) of the clip, colour it in and then send the frame back to the band. Once all frames were coloured in they were collated and bingo – a video clip that’s completed by fans and IS totally interactive!