Saturday, 27 July 2013

Miss Vincent Q&A

Your name:
Lawrie Pattison. I play lead guitar and sing backing vocals in the band!

Where are you from?
Although none of us are actually from there, we say Guildford, Surrey, as that's where we all met and formed the band. It's not home to us as individuals, but it's home to the band.

Name of band:
Miss Vincent.

Who else is in your band?
Alex Marshall (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Jack Donnelly (drums) and Owain Mainwaring (bass and backing vocals).

How would you describe yourselves?
We're just four regular dudes making music inspired by the bands we love. Musically we'd describe ourselves as catchy punk rock; aggressive drums and guitars mixed with strong vocals and smooth harmonies.

Who are your main influences musically?
Alkaline Trio, Misfits, NOFX, Against Me!, Ramones, Bad Religion, AFI, the list goes on...

What do you hope to achieve in music?
If we could rely on our music for a living that'd be a dream come true for all of us. Travelling to new and different places, playing shows day in, day out, being able to spend all of our time and effort on our band and working hard to be the best we can be. We just want as many people as possible to hear our music.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
We've been given the chance to play alongside some great bands. We supported Sonic Boom Six in Guildford back in February this year which was amazing. We were stoked to share a stage with SB6, and playing with a band like that really forced us to step up and brought out a great performance in us. There was a lot of energy at that show, and it was just a good atmosphere; great bands, great crowd, great gig! We couldn't have asked for much more that night.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We had three shows cancelled on our last tour back in April/May. We book all of our shows ourselves and we're always excited to play new places, so whenever a show gets cancelled, especially the day before, it's a massive bummer. Unfortunately it's something that happens to every band, we just try to do our best and roll with the punches!

If you were asked to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Our first single, No One Knew. The song is about a woman named Joyce Vincent who died alone in her flat and wasn't found for years. Alex found an article about her online and thought it was a very sad, but interesting story so he wrote a song about it, it's where we got our band name from as well. No One Knew also really showcases what we feel are our musical strong points.

Where can we listen to it?
You can watch the video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9nBuz_4mpM
And you can download the track for free here - http://missvincent.bandcamp.com/



Where can we find out more about your musi?

Anything else you’d like to say about your band that I forgot to ask?
'Planning To Fail', the first single from our debut EP will be available August 1st as a free download along with a video, and we'll be heading out on tour at the beginning of August!
Friday 2nd August - 42, Worthing
Saturday 3rd August - The Shed, Leicester
Monday 5th August - Dove and Rainbow, Sheffield
Tuesday 6th August - The Grapes, Stafford
Wednesday 7th August - Warehouse 23, Wakefield
Thursday 8th - Retro Bar, Manchester
Friday 9th August - Swan With Two Necks, Macclesfield


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