Spring has finally sprung! Which means wedding season is underway, and we are back doing what we love - being the best festival wedding band for your big day!
We''ve already played some cracking shows and met some lovely people... but you haven''t met all of us yet! So here we go, part 3 of our ''meet the band'' blog series. And in March, we''re introducing our fantastic drummer, Mr. Russ Watts!
Position in band?
Many vintage drums too many to list. Mixture of vintage Zildjian and Istanbul cycmbals. Promark 5A sticks.
What music do you like?
I like loads of different stuff. When I’m driving to shows, I like music with great beats as it makes the miles tick away faster. Mainly rock: Led Zeppelin, The Beatles the old stuff has always spoke to me but I also really like newer bands like Black Peaks, they’re a young bunch of dudes from Brighton making some really heavy music. I saw them earlier this year supporting Deftones at Wembey Arena. When I’m not at shows, I tend to lean towards more electronic genres stuff like FKA Twigs and Bjork and when I’m winding down I really like Nils Frahm and Gonzalas.
What other projects are you working on right now?
Outside of Festival Sons I play with a few other artists, but most recently I’ve been doing some stuff with a guy called Adam hear the Sea.
What are your musical icons/influences?
The big influences for me are John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) and Ringo Star. These guys have great feel and amazing groove ideas.
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
Gatherer, I don’t eat meat.
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Black, I like black.
What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
Wish I was riding a motorbike.
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
Tiger (can I be a veggie Tiger?) I like big cats, they’re strong and graceful.
What animal are you actually like?
Bull. I break stuff, crash about snorting.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
I made my daughter so angry by tickling her, that she got up and walk/ran away (she couldn’t walk up to that point!)
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Racing car driver!
How many square feet of pizza can Ben (singer) eat?
6 but if he’s allowed breaks then probably more like 10.
So there you have it, chaps! We can''t wait to meet some more of you over the next coming months, and if you would like to book Festival Sons for your wedding or event, hurry! We have limited availability for 2017, so get in contact now!
Until next time...