Thursday, 19 December 2013

Wax Ersatz Q&A

Band name:
Wax Ersatz.

Where are you from?
London, England.

Who is in your band?
Stuart (Vocals/Guitar), Matt (Guitar/Backing Vocals), Adam (Bass/Backing Vocals) and Steve (Drums).
How would you describe yourselves?
Simple songs with a strong chorus and a catchy melody - indie.

Who are your main influences musically?
It varies really depending on which member of the band you ask but as a general overview we all listen to a huge range of music, from the modern day contemporary rock bands like Foo Fighters and Chili Peppers to the legendary British classics like The Smiths, Dexys Midnight Runners and The Clash, even Oasis if you put them in that category. In terms of song writing there are even essences of electronic music in there like The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers. Too many bands to name really but to be perfectly honest we try not to get too drawn into one band or artist when writing songs otherwise you end up sounding  exactly like them which is a recipe for disaster.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
To be able to play music, and make some sort of a living out of it, not having to worry about any real, “credible” career, and to be able to play music to people that appreciate us, and want to hear us.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
The first time we played at the 12 Bar Club on Denmark Street (in London) was pretty memorable, we went down really well in there and had a great time.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Playing at The Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, the sound engineer was more interested in playing on his phone during our set than actually doing the sound, we sounded terrible and couldn’t hear ourselves at all, it was counterproductive and making us look bad so we played two songs and walked out....the engineer was still playing on his phone while we were walking off. The people in there were nice enough though.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
The Song ‘It's Not That I'm Bored’. Good chorus, good guitar solo, good lyrics, simple chords. It's a belter.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music? is our main page.
Twitter is @WaxErsatz to listen to our songs

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
Not really, just something worth noting is that all our songs are currently acoustic recordings, we are due to re record some of them as a 4 piece band by the end of the year so keep a look out for those versions as well.

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