Good Guy Dies

Good GD

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

 

For Cherry, it all began when she was little girl, standing on a chair   singing to entertain family members at informal get-togethers. “I used to get such a buzz from it and that’s where the singing bug started for me.”

 

For Joe, “it was in my early teens after seeing old footage of Rory

Gallagher playing live on RTE television back in N. Ireland. “I couldn’t

believe what I was seeing and from that second onwards I begged

my father to buy me a guitar. Eventually he relented.”

 

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

 

Cherry explains that one of her singing idols growing up was Bjork “because she didn’t give a damn about being crazy and always pushed boundaries. I also love Tori Amos for the way she makes love to the piano when she plays it, and Jonathan Davies from Korn for his voice, his honesty and his intimacy. The common denominator is that these guys were, and still are, totally unafraid to experiment and that’s what I always try to bring to Good Guy Dies.

 

For Joe, his primary influences were Gary Moore, “in my humble opinion the greatest guitar player ever to pick up the instrument; Rory Gallagher because he was a fantastic musician and an incredible front man- his shows were absolutely electrifying; and Phil Lynott because he had spellbinding stage presence, was a great songwriter and an amazing romantic poet. All these guys had a lasting impact because of the great depth they had in their music, their records still sound as fresh today as the day they were made. It was a case of wild abandonment meeting beautiful melodies and great songs.

 

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

 

          Cherry has been singing and writing songs since childhood.

Joe has been playing and writing since the moment he picked up

a guitar, aged 14. They started writing together in 2012.

 

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

 

We are inclined to gig every couple of weeks in London, though we’re currently in discussion with a few booking agents regarding a nationwide tour. When we’re not gigging, we’re working every day on one thing or another, whether it be rehearsing, writing new songs or working on some other band related activity.

 

You can catch Good Guy Dies live at the following London shows:

 

Fri 31st October: The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, Camden, London, NW3 2BL. Onstage 8.15pm.

 

Saturday 15th November: The Scala , 275 Pentonville Rd, King’sCross, London, N1 9NL (supporting Primal Scream and The Libertines). Stage time TBC.

 

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

 

“I think as a band it was the experience of recording our album

With George De Angleis” says Joe, who goes on to explain: “He’s

Worked with some legends in music like Seal, Cher and Rod

Stewart and is himself a legend in the production world, so it was

an immense honour to work with him. He’s the finest musician

I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing; an incredible talent and a

great guy as well.”

 

Cherry adds, “Apart from that, it’s every time I walk on stage with

Good Guy Dies. It’s an electrifying experience, I just can‘t wait

for every gig to come around.”

 

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

 

www.facebook.com/goodguydies

www.twitter.com/goodguydies

 

We’ll be releasing our debut single on Friday 14th November

entitled “Hit Me Back”, which will have the accompanying

video available to watch on you tube.

Characula


IMG_6985 updatedNew1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I invented music.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up attuned to the call of the wild.  Sounds made during mating season have had a particularly strong influence on my intricate melodies and thunderous rhythms.  I like my music loud, primal and seductive!

3 – How long have you been playing/writing? 

Longer than anyone reading this has been alive.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)? 

The Nth Coming of Characula will occur beginning this May MMXIV with appearances in England and Scotland.  Tour dates may be found at http://characula.com/Tour.html.   Beware of false prophets!

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

July 18, 64 A.D.:  The night Nero played the lyre while Rome burned.  I was there.   It was a magnificent performance!

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

http://www.characula.com will take you to places you can only dream of!

Daughtry

Daughtry_Press Image_0-31355451SMLLMultiplatinum recording artist Daughtry has announced additional dates to its first headline UK tour since 2010 following the release of new album ‘Baptized’. Due to popular demand a second date was added for Monday 31st March during the London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire stop.

Daughtry is a multi-platinum rock band fronted by Chris Daughtry, finalist from American Idol Season 5 (2005), Brian Craddock [guitar], Josh Paul [bass], Josh Steely [guitar], Robin Diaz [drums] and Elvio Fernandes [keyboards]. The sextet are thrilled to bring their electrifying live show to sold out venues across the UK including 2 shows in London.

We recently sent them a few questions, and here’s what singer-songwriter Chris Daughtry had to say:

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

Around the age of 16. A band called Live was my first inspiration.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

The 90’s grunge era was when I started paying attention, and has influenced me as a writer. These bands also inspired me to go back and listen to their influences like Elton John, Led Zeppelin, etc.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

Started writing songs when I was 16 and I learned my instrument at the same time to go along with the writing process.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

More often than not! (laughs)
http://www.daughtryofficial.com

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

It’s hard to pick one moment, but traveling the world and playing for all our fans is certainly top of the list.

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

http://www.daughtryofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/daughtry
http://instagram.com/chrisdaughtry1