Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Getsettes Q&A

Your name: 
Craig Bunney (Drums)

Where are you from? 

Blackpool, England.

Name of band:
The Getsettes.

Who else is in your band?
Mark Berwick (Vocals and guitar) 
Mark Melia (Lead guitar)
Dan Page (Bass)

How would you describe yourselves?
We're four piece, 60's influenced, rhythm and blues band from the north. We play up-beat songs with catchy chords and memorable melodies. We play what we like and we like what we play. 

Who are your main influences musically?
As a band, we mainly draw our influences from listening to a lot of Northern soul, Motown and 60's bands, such as The Kinks, The Beatles, Small Faces etc. as well as the usual britpop bands of the 90's we all grew up with. 

What do you hope to achieve in music?
We've all been in bands previously where "making it" becomes more important than actually enjoying it. So our main aim is to play decent gigs to decent people and actually enjoy being in a band. That's not to say we don't have dreams of stardom, but we're realistic in where we set our goals. As long as we play well and enjoy it, any success is a bonus.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Personally, I played some gigs in France and Holland with a previous band, these gigs stand out for me as the greatest nights of my life. The Getsettes have only played a hand full of gigs, so I'm sure our best days are still ahead of us. We're recording some new material in August, so hopefully, once we have a demo we're actually happy with, we can get the ball rolling.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We recorded our first demo in Liverpool. We had no lead guitarist at the time, so after recording the drums I then put some guitar tracks down. In the studio everything was sounding brilliant. Unfortunately, on the drive home, we noticed none of the songs had lead guitar on them. After several emails they re-sent us the songs with all the lead guitar tracks on them, including the mistakes and out-takes! The studio then said we would have to pay for studio time to correct what was in fact their mistake. They have ignored me ever since and left us with a below par demo.

If you had to choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Probably the song "Love of your life".  Despite its poor sound quality, it sums up the band pretty well. It has a nice 60's bass line, catchy melody, big chorus, decent harmonies and (almost) a hint of swagger. We always finish our set on this song and it gets the most plays on soundcloud.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

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