Its a pleasure.
the band is a original nwobhm Band, METAL MIRROR, i am the singer and co songwriter along with guitarist Paul Butterworth.
2.When did you decide you wanted to be in a band?
I was about 12 years old, i went to see a T.REX concert and the whole thing just exited me so much, the lights, the volume, the crowd, the whole atmosphere, it was really a life changing moment for me.
3. What is different about being a musician than you imagined?
Its more fun than i imajined, i always thought as a kid it must be amazing to be up there on stage performing and making records, going on the road etc,
and when i acctually did these things it was even more fun than i thought it was gonna be, i love it the same now as i did when i first started.
4.What gear do you use and why?
I use Shure SM58 mics, ive tried just about all the other mikes, but for me the 58 is the best Rock an Roll microphone out there.
5. What music do you listen to that would surprise people?
Gospel , i really enjoy listening to gospel music,
6. How do we find your music and merch to buy?
Our new album, Vodka Hell And Angels is bieng released on 26/10/2018 on DOWNFALL RECORDS and thats on CD and digi.
Our Merch will be available also through DOWNFALL.
our prevouis releases are best found on the internet.
7. How did you get a record deal? Or do you want a record deal or are you DIY?
We left our previous label High Roller Records in 2017, we left on the best of terms with them and thank them for all they did for the band.
we then talked with several labels from various countrys, USA, GREECE, UK, ITALY, etc, but it was when Mike from DOWNFALL RECORDS Sweden contacted us that we felt this was the label we would like to sign with, after a few conversations Mike offered us a deal and we were very happy to accept.
8. What bands do people compare your music to?
I have read many reviews over the years of us with different journalists saying we sound like, Judas Priest, Ac/dc, Led Zepplin, Motorhead, Aerosmith,Black Sabbath, Guns and Roses , etc. We think we sound like Metal Mirror.
9. Are you pro Spotify / streaming services ? Or do you think it hurts sales?
Our Previous recordings are not, but the new album will be very soon.
10. What’s the ultimate goal for the band?
Our Goal is to keep on moving forward, to keep on making albums and to get back on the road.
11. Will we see you tour?
Yes, we will be back on the road in 2019, it will be the 40 year NWOBHM anniversary and the band was also formed in 1979, so i cant wait for this, its gonna rock.
12. Who would you love to tour with?
I think a tour with SAXON would be cool, but that said, theres many bands out there that we would be very happy to tour with.
13.What is your favorite song of yours and why?
I can Honestly say, i dont have a particular favourite, but if pushed id go for CRAZY.
14. Why should people take the time to listen to your band over the thousands of other bands?
Were just doing our thing, all we want is to give our very best, and hope people enjoy what we do. Both on Record and onstage.
15.What are your favorite music websites labels podcast etc?
i like Blabbermouth, but mainly You Tube.
16. Is imagery important to you? Do you judge albums by the cover?
It is important, if you see a Album cover with a poor cover, it does not help you get a good vibe before you play it, if you have a cool cover, it puts you in the right frame of mind, you should feel a little exited putting that album on.
17.If you could choose a cover song your band mates would hate what would it be?
we have only ever recorded one cover, ONE NIGHT by Elvis Presley, we much prefer doing our own material, but if i wanted to wind them up i would probably say something by snoop dogg or sniff doggy doos, whatever his name is. and if i really, really wanted to piss them off, id suggest a track by Kanye west. oh and not forgetting Michael Ball
18.Is the record or live show more important?
Its the Same, you give a 100% when your in the studio and 100% when playing live.
19. Name 3 people dead or alive you would want to play your music for.
I would of liked these guys to of heard the new album, Janis Joplin, Bon Scott and our 2nd Lead Guitarist Chris Haggerty ( who passed away in 2004 ).
20. Lemmy Ozzy Dio and Rob Halford in a cage match who wins?
Gotta be Lemmy