Monday, 29 July 2013

The Trophy Cabinet Q&A

Your name: 
Phil Kelly.

Where are you from?
Oxford... with travelling members from Leeds and Bury St Edmunds, England.

Name of band:
The Trophy Cabinet.

Who is in your band?
Jim Fewtrelll.... Composition, vocals, guitar
Steve Burholt... keyboards
Chris Wilbraham... Guitar and backing vocals
Dips... drums
Phil Kelly - Lead Bass

How would you describe yourselves?
Mellow reflective indie.... Like a more level-headed less frenetic Wedding Present; chiming guitars and literate understated lyrics.

Who are your main influences musically?
80's Indie - House Of Love, Cure, James, The Wedding Present, The Sundays, Lloyd Cole, The Go-Betweens, New Order, Woodentops.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Leave a legacy of timeless well written songs, with some great memories from our live shows and get heard by a few more people.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Supporting The Wedding Present on the big stage at the O2 in Oxford. It was our comeback gig and the wonderful Mr Gedge arranged for it to happen as I was heading back in to hospital shortly after. Massive stage, great sound, very very loud and all our fans turned out!

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Deciding to give it up and get real jobs first time round.

If you had to choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Oooh that's a hard one..... probably Gliding; it is a bit slower than our normal stuff, but has real feeling and has stood the test of time. Also has a few different phases; shades of light and dark.... that is what we do in the other songs... i.e. not follow a formula.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?
Full O2 Short Documentary - http://vimeo.com/18457024

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?
I have been involved in the Rankin project... Alive: In The Face Of Death. My portrait now hangs in The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. We have released Gliding as a double B side single to support charities involved in the project. Rankin, the world famous photographer has been kind enough to let us use one of his pictures as the cover
Rankin Alive Interview: youtu.be/2x65262_x2g

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