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Fast Five: Yes Sir Boss



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

We all started writing music together at college. We were all studying music so I guess we’d already made our minds up about what we wanted to do for a living. When we moved to Bristol we all worked day jobs of course. Potter and Matt were fund raisers and care workers, Jehan worked at a Fertility Clinic (sperm museum), Reubs worked in the 02 Academy as a SPOD and Josh worked in a school. No one really knows what Tom Lad did! I don’t think there’s any doubt or has ever been any doubt that music is the way forward for us.

How would you describe your music?

A real mixed bag! Lots of flavours, lots of colours from a load of different influences. It’s very hard to summarize because we’re ever changing and have a lot of different styles. Horn rock.

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

2012 been a really full on year what with putting out the album and doing so many shows. We’ve played some amazing gigs this year like Shepards Bush Empire in London, Paradiso in Amsterdam, Huxleys in Berlin not to mention all of the festivals in the UK and the rest! Obviously we’re really exited about the album being out and cant wait to write another one. We’ll be releasing a single with Joss Stone in January as well as spending the month writing new songs then we’ll be back on the road. We’re going to be spending a lot more time in Europe next year which we all cant wait to do. Looking forward to some service station Bratwurst! Yummy!

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

I cant speak for the whole band but I have dreams about jamming with Tom Waits and I know Potter has mucky dreams about jamming with Clapton. Matt I don’t know but I’d love to hear him sing with the Modest Mouse frontman. It would sound like two seagulls having an argument.

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

If the whole band were trapped on a desert island the only thing that would do would be Queens greatest Hits 2. It’s the only album I know where each band member can sing there own parts all the way through. I always enjoy taking on drums and guitar solo’s whilst others take harmonies and synth licks. It all just seems to work out beautifully!

(Answers by Josh Stopford)