Pink Fireball-Interview

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
Thomas Nowak (vocals / guitar) : I have always been into music. Even as a baby, the best way to keep me quiet was to play some classical music to me. I’d just listen to it and would not cry. My favorite style has always been rock n roll though, and always particularly listened to the pioneers, the innovators of every styles or sub-genres of it.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Like most people, I started with my parents’ record collection, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Elvis, and all that old 60’s and 70’s good stuff. The first CDs I ever got for my birthday at 8 years or something, were The Eagles and Jimi Hendrix. It was pretty life-changing as I’m still regularly listening to those albums to date. I’ve had moments I was way into Metal, others into blues, surf, pop, punk, space rock, or whatever, but I keep coming back to those classic rock records. As a guitarist and a musician, I can say I have also been a student of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath since my teens.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I had a few disastrous guitar lessons when I was a child, but it’s really in high school that I started improving and learning more about the instrument. My best friend at the time had a pretty big influence on me then because he showed me how he could learn different songs just by hearing them on the radio. Stuff like Guns N Roses, Rage Against The Machine or Faith No More, etc. That was pretty impressive to me, I used to go to music stores and copy guitar partitions on paper, because I didn’t have Internet then … He also had a really cool distortion pedal. I finally found out how you could have that cool sound, because my first amplifier didn’t have it. We started to write some music together, mainly instrumental, for fun.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
We are currently finishing recording our first album in London. Once it is completed, hopefully by the end of Spring, we’ll start booking as many shows as possible.
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Every time you complete the mixing of a song, it’s a great moment to me so far, especially with Pink Fireball. When you realize how good it has become with everybody giving its best shot and working hard in the studio.
That and some great tour memories I have like with my previous band Novagreen. The fun and crazy-ness on and off-stage. I really look forward to do that again.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
We are very active on our Facebook and twitter pages, so these are the best places at the moment to be informed of our new releases and upcoming shows. You can download or stream our first single « Turn Around » on all the main sites, subscribe to our YouTube and Tumblr channels. Thanks for the support.