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Fast Five: The Cramatics

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When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

The thing that really kick started me wanting to pursue music properly was when myself and Chris decided to do a YouTube cover of Ed Sheerans A-Team after seeing him at Brixton Academy in London. After the response from that we did some other covers and start writing our own stuff. Once these videos started circulating around Bournemouth we begin to get noticed by various managers and promoters in the area and played our first gig supporting Maverick Sabre at our university SU. That was crazy really considering it started from a spontaneous YouTube cover!! Obviously being at uni, career aspirations are always gonna come into play at some point bit once our sound started to develop into something really unique and special, we knew that we had to put the time in and make some wicked music!!

How would you describe your music?

Our influences are beyond diverse to say the least, funky guitar riffs similar to artists like Bruno Mars and Two Door Cinema Club along side strong, soulful vocal melodies from people like John Mayer, Maverick Sabre and Alex Clare with an added dancy twist from the sounds like Nero and the newer records from Ellie Goulding from time to time. This may sound a bit mental but for us, but it definitely works and is in the process of creating a sound that hasn’t been done before. Originality is definitely the key word for us, I know it sounds really clichéd but it genuinely is!! Haha!

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

We’ve just finished our first UK tour and we are also releasing our EP in the next couple of months which will be available on iTunes etc. We are planning on making another music video for our follow up single Puzzles (Take it or Leave it). We are also planning on some festival dates next summer in Europe and in the UK.

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

Bluey Robinson hands down, he’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever listened to and has an incredible voice, it would be amazing to work with him!!

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

I’m gonna be difficult and say its a toss up between 3 at the moment:

– Deaf Havana – Fools and Worthless Liers

– Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon

– Futures – The Karma Album

For me I love listening to sounds with incredible vocals and infectious lead guitar riffs, always have and always will so those 3 give a nice diverse selection. But…….. if It was to be a ‘Desert Island Mixtape’ I’d want artist like Bluey Robinson, Ed Sheeran and Jay-Z on there, but that’s just me I listen to all sorts!

(Answered by lead Singer Max Blacker)

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