Where are you from?
Name of band:
Who else is in your band?
Stuart Bartwicki - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals.
Oscar Mackay - Bass Guitar, BV's.
Mark McCleary - Lead Guitar.
How would you describe yourselves?
High energy, guitar-driven Indie/rock'n'roll.
Who are your main influences musically?
Stone Roses, Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, BRMC, Black Crowes.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We are keen to make music and performing our career and be able to do it full time. A life spent rehearsing, in recording studios and on the road at live events is immensely appealing to us.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
The speed in which the band has developed and the feedback and opportunities we have received have definitely been the highlight. We are pleased to see that our hard work and many hours spent crafting and rehearsing the tunes is appreciated by fans, promoters and venues. Our dedication and focus has afforded us the opportunity to play many of the top venues in Glasgow as well as places up and down the country and a more and more festivals. With this momentum built up we are keen to capitalise on it and we are confident that 2013 is going to be quite a transitional year for us as we make our bid for maximum exposure and ultimately that major label signing. Releasing our debut single on iTunes has also been a goal achieved. 'All the Things You've done' was released in early February 2013 and is downloadable from 20+ digital music retailers.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I'm sure it's a common story for most bands but those gigs you play, when you first start out and you're on your way up, where you are virtually playing to bar staff can be quite disheartening and really make you question at times if it's all worth it, but perseverance and a professional attitude will always see you through these tough times and help build character and create a strong unit and solid bond between band members and help you focus on the future and building and boosting your profile. A good learning curve but definitely moments you'd rather forget!
If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
At this stage that is a tricky question to answer as it's still early days but a track like 'I Got Lovin' which has got a very hooky, old-school guitar riff that's reminiscent of the Rolling Stones is a good bench mark for the kind of music that influences us and really conveys the energy and lively spirit of the band and it's individual members.
Where can we listen to it?
All music, videos and social media can be accessed via our website - www.proudhoney.com Here you will find links to FaceBook, Twitter, SoundCloud and YouTube as well as upcoming gigs and other news.
Where can we find out more about your music?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrETEj_MIBc - All the Things You've Done - Music Video
iTunes Link - https://itun.es/gb/_tv-J
Anything else you’d like to say about your band that I forgot to ask?
New singles and music videos are being worked on for release and some will be out between now and the summer. For anyone wishing to get in contact with the band we can be reach via our website at the 'contact' section or alternatively we can be reach on firstname.lastname@example.org