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. Will Evans tells us about crap day jobs and playing shit gigs.
Who gets the most ‘off stage action’ in the band? What’s the secret to their success?
A girl once asked Jamie (keys) if he had a girlfriend after a show, so i’d say him, but my mum’s friend thinks Jake (guitar) looks like a young Rick Springfield, so she would say Jake.
Have you ever been arrested? Where were you, and what was it for?
We get caught every now and then for killing prostitutes outside of Blackwater, but other than that, our bounty usually stays pretty low.
What’s been the worst day job you’ve ever had?
We seem to be pretty good at obtaining fairly shit house jobs. From large hardware store chains right through to vehicle leasing companies, they are all terrible.
Sex, drugs and groupies – In what order do you prefer them and how often?
I was under the impression that groupies were for sex, unless I have this whole rock and roll world mixed up. If groupies aren’t for sex, then i’d say they are for giving me a head massage and singing Crowded House ballads to put me to sleep in a room that smells like mulled wine , in which case they are first and we will have that as often as we can. If that’s not an option then the other two can be equal, that way they will both feel like they won and there won’t be any fights on the way home.
Take us back to the first gig you went to. Where was it and what was the venue?
Our First gig was at the Espy on a Wednesday at the end of 2008. We had decided a few days before that Jamie (our keyboard player) should play with us because “it would be fun” (It wasn’t). Luckily for us, some drunken backpacker was jumping around on stage pushing our gear over so any poor musicianship was blamed on him.
What’s your favourite site to download music from and do you ever pay for it? Can we find any of your releases there?
I don’t normally pay for music in download form, if I’m spending the money I want something tangible like a CD or vinyl, however iTunes is pretty good if you want to get your hands on some local music that isn’t available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud etc.
What’s the furthest you’d go to win over a new fan?
We have spent a fair portion of our riders at some gigs trying to bribe new people to come to shows again, or invited them to come out with us for a night on the town (imagine how pathetic that looks). We usually end up making friends with them and then they are obliged to come to future shows… or we show them a bad time and they spend the rest of their lives bad mouthing us.
Right, here’s the plug section – tell us about upcoming gigs/tours and releases.
New Single!! Its called ‘Dead Eye’ and you can listen to it here (as well as find out all you need to know about Wilfred Jackal!):
And if your that way inclined, Purchase it here:
We will be launching the track at The Workers Club this Saturday the 19th of March with Kristina Miltiadou and Sean from Brainsworth and The Fearless Vampire Killers doing a solo set.
Purchase your tickets here!