Friday, 17 May 2013

Derecho Q&A

Your name: 
Jo Ash.

Where are you from? 
Newmarket, UK.

Name of band: 

Who else is in your band? 
Mike Wheatley (guitar), Marc Zyngier (bass) and Mike Ellis (drums).

How would you describe yourselves? 
If you want one word then 'rock'! If you want more then we are very much open to interpretation!  For example one of our songs is included in a metal compilation album due out in the US in a couple of months.

Who are your main influences musically? 
We all come from a wide range of musical backgrounds and all of our influences are fused into the music we play. My personal influences range from Bowie to Evanescence to Skunk Anansie! The others' influences range from blues through jazz and rock.

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
World domination!

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
The Willow Festival was a particularly big highlight because we played to around 1,000 people and had a blast. However, for me, just the opportunity to play new places, meet new people and perform brand new stuff gives me a constant high!

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
Christmas Eve in a local pub! (Don't ask).

If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
At the moment I would say The Silence. Reasons for this are its representative of the lyrical style that is most prominent throughout the music as a whole but, musically, it also has elements of everything - driving rhythm, atmospheric guitar and some haunting piano. It's also catchy and gets really stuck in your head - which is something we tend to have in most of our songs!

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music? 

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