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INTERVIEW: Johnny Get The Gun

July 7, 2010 by  

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INTERVIEW: Johnny Get The Gun

1. Tell us who you are and where you’re from.: I’m Jack, I’m from Grays, Essex, I play guitar in Johnny Get The Gun

I’m Wayne, I’m From East Tilbury, Essex, I sing in Johnny Get The Gun

I’m Jamie, I’m From Grays, Essex, I play Drums In Johnny Get The Gun

I’m Joe, Im From Basildon, Essex, I Play Bass In Johnny Get The Gun

2. Describe your music.: We get asked this a lot and just say we’re a Rock/pop band but, i’m gonna try to describe it now. Take Metal drumming style, punk pop guitars, rock/pop bass, soul like vocals, mix them together and you have Johnny Get The Gun.

3. Tell us how the band formed in three sentences.: Mcfly’s Management finds Jack & Wayne, tells them to write, they do. Jack & Wayne find Jamie (Drummer). They all find a Bassist, he leaves in 2009, and Jack Finds Joe.

4. What did you do before you were in a band?: (Jack Guitar) Me & Wayne were in a band called Hysteria, Jamie was in a death metal band and Joe farmed sheep.

5. List the first CDs/records each of you bought.: (Jack) A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles

(Wayne) Tempo Track

(Jamie) Limp Bizkit Significant Other

(Joe) Linkin Park Hybrid Theory

6. What’s the band up to over the next few months?: (Joe) We got a few gigs coming up which we’re looking forward to, but we have a lot of work to do in the next few months as we’re getting the EP together.

(Jack) We start pre-production for our new EP Next week, so we’ll working hard on new songs and getting all new merch sorted out.

(Jamie) We’ll be doing a music video as well, so [it’s] busy times!

7. Best item of fan mail you’ve ever received?: (Joe) Wayne was given a bra, which was pretty funny.

8. What music do you have on repeat in the tourbus? : (Jack) We haven’t quite got bus yet, but on our way to gigs me and Wayne normally like playing The Beatles.

9. What gear do you use?: (Jack) I have a PRS Custom 22 10 top Guitar, Gibson SG Special, My Amp is Egnater Tourmaster 4100 Head & Cab, it’s a small make from America, but they’re all hand made and sound awesome, had it imported in, i would strongly recommend it. Boss pedals, Taylor 500 Acoustic.

(Jamie) I have Pearl Master Series drum kit, zildjian Cymbals, But for live shows i use a pearl Export series kit, cause it’s great for gigging can take so much punishment which is what you need on tour and gives a great sound. For a snare drum i made my own and it sounds great.

(Joe) I have a Fender Jazz Master Bass, and Ampeg svt – 450h Bass Head and matching Cab, this very nice, i want a big muff though.

(Wayne) Don’t have any equipment, I’ll get an SM-58 if i’m lucky.

10. What’s your best on-tour story?: (Jamie) Our wildest one is when we finished a show and outside was pretty much a riot going on, some people had waited outside to beat up people when they walked out. Everyone inside had found this out and gone outside to ‘sort them out’. We had to get all of our equipment into the van with getting anything nicked and or getting jumped, never seen jack move so fast with his amp, is funny to look back on now.

(Jack) Oww! And Wayne knows everywhere in the world, we were lost in Manchester, trying to find the academy, Wayne just tells our driver how go down here, turn there and he was right, he’s like a walking sat nav.

11. What do you demand on your rider?: (Joe) a dressing room if it’s possible.

(Jack) Most venues we play are pretty, untidy should we say, but it’s all fun.

(Wayne) It was wonderful when we played 02 Islington Academy, cause we had a dressing room, with a toilet, shower and water! For us that’s a 5 star hotel.

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