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INTERVIEW: HookahTheFuzz

October 21, 2010 by  

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INTERVIEW: HookahTheFuzz

1. Tell us who you are and where you’re from.: We are HookahTheFuzz from various parts of the West Midlands

2. Describe your music.: Trippy epic proggy metal

3. Tell us how the band formed in three sentences.: Si and Ross originally formed the band with a more thrash metal direction. After various line up changes and a desire to develop into a more progressive sound HookahTheFuzz was formed with the additions of Roger and finally Alex.

4. What did you do before you were in a band?: We were a school saving money to be in a band!

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5. List the first CDs/records each of you bought.: Alex – Marilyn Manson, Last tour on Earth
Ross – Ride the lightning, Metallica
Si – Michael Jackson – Dangerous
Roj – Machinehead – The Burning Red

6. What’s the band up to over the next few months?: We have a short tour around England in october and then plans to head to Los Angeles next year to promote and tour around the USA.

7. Best item of fan mail you’ve ever received?: Emails commenting on how good the album is which is fantastic!

8. What music do you have on repeat in the tourbus? : A difficult one! Usually Devin Townsend gets a whirl but Ross always finds time to put some Whitesnake or Motley Crue when we’re not looking!

9. What gear do you use?: Alex – Mesa Boogie MkIV, Blackstar HT5, Musicman or Gibson guitars.
Si – Engl Powerball and Tokai guitars
Roger – trace Elliot and Ibanez guitars
Ross – Tama drums and sabian cymbals. Vic Firth sticks and evans heads

10. What’s your best on-tour story?: In the early days before we had a tourbus we played at a biker bar. They were pretty heavy drinkers and our driver was well over the limit so we ended up crashing on the snooker table and the stage, not really that comfy!

11. What do you demand on your rider?: That she’s fit!

12. What’s your website?: http://www.hookahthefuzz.com




 

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