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Fast Five: Bang Bang Romeo



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

Our vocalist and guitarist Starsie and Ross were originally a duet, Joel the bassist became involved after knowing Ross for several years through shopping at Revolver Menswear, Ross’s shop and through both being faces on the local music scene for several years, with some success. (Pete Doherty support, Leeds Fest ect.) and then Rich our drummer was brought on board once we were ready to take the new ballsier rocked up sound on the road.

How would you describe your music?

“A hard edged Fleetwood Mac” is what we have been referred to recently, which was a massive compliment. We would say a dark and emotive brand of rock ‘n’ roll , something you might expect from a Tarantino soundtrack, with a 60’s Mamas and Papas/Jefferson Airplane kind of vibe. Powerful Janice Joplin esque vocal.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

This year we have mainly been gigging and getting the live set nailed on exactly how we want it. We had some success earlier in the year with our track “Adore Me” being remixed by superstar DJ Wally Lopez and going out on EMI records. We also recently wont the Jack Daniels Roots competition in Sheffield witch will see us go into the studio with producer Tony Platt (Ac/Dc, Bob Marley) and land a big support slot in 2014. On top of that we are in the studio with Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, The Who) in London this weekend with a view to working together, so it’s exciting times in our camp!

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Duet with anyone? Alive that would have to be Fleetwood Mac, we are massive fan’s and obviously with the flattering comparisons we have had that would be awesome. Dead it would have to be The Mama’s and Papas, their greatest hits is never off whenever we are travelling, straight shooter being the big band sing along!

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Desert Island disk, would have to say currently it would have to be The Arctic Monkeys – AM, what a cracking album and a complete bolt out of the blue, cannot stop listening to it. Love how the lads complete re-invent with every album. The production on this one is ground breaking and they are the masters of simple light and shade in songs that make the chorus jump at you. don’t think we will ever get bored of listening to this one. Also they are local to us Tha Knows!