Thursday, 9 May 2013

The Cryptics Q&A

Your name: 
Martin Fahy (Guitar).

Where are you from? 
Southampton, UK

Name of band:
The Cryptics.

Who else is in your band? 
Ryan Osborne (Vocals, Guitar), Andy Pritchard (Bass) and Simon King (Drums).

How would you describe yourselves? 
The short answer is “dirty, indie rock n’ roll” but I’d say we have a very old-fashioned approach to music, we don’t feel limited by a genre in any way. Ryan is very much the creative force in the band and none of us really know what he’s going to do next.

Who are your main influences musically? 
Each band member would answer this very differently but personally David Gilmour for his technique and exploration and Amy Winehouse for her attitude, she was influenced by everything and had such a depth of knowledge of great artists, we lost 40 years of great music with her passing.

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
The first goal is to reach a stage where I can do this everyday, beyond that my goal is probably the same as every other serious musician….To embark on the never-ending quest to better myself and produce music that people want to listen to.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
Being recently invited to perform live at the BBC Radio studios in Brighton, it was a great day and we had a lot of fun.

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
We played a show in Southampton on a Thursday night; the promoter had completely lost control and actually left the venue. We ended up going on stage at 11:45pm; I remember looking up from the stage and seeing no-one but the cleaner wiping down the tables! But the sound engineer actually called for an encore so it can’t have been that bad!

If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
We’re currently writing some new tracks which really excite me but from our current repertoire I’d choose ‘The Last Word’ primarily for the progression and changes that run throughout the song.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say about your band that I forgot to ask?
Yes, if you like us ‘Get Involved’ like us, tweet us, tell someone about us. Bands these days have to work very hard for very little in return and we need all the help we can get!  

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