Friday, 10 January 2014

Bottle Top Boogie Band Q&A

Your name:  
Captain Skiffle. 

Where are you from?  
I was born on the road and will probably die in transit. Right now, I'm hiding out in the Blackdown Hills and mounting occasional hit and run raids on street fairs and festivals.

Name of band:
Bottle Top Boogie Band

Who else is in your band?
Twig, Kev the Rev, and whichever drummer we can lay our hands on.

How would you describe yourselves?  
Shambolic. We sound like three cats fighting in a sack. Come to think of it, we look a bit like that as well.

Who are your main influences musically? 
Noah Lewis, Eddie Kelly's Washboard Band, Bo Diddley, various musical misfits from the last 100 years or so.

What do you hope to achieve in music?  
Getting through a song without hitting a bum note.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?  

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
The time it rained on our instruments and the cardboard box bass went all soggy.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Bottle up and go.  Cos Leadbelly made it. John Lee Hooker mashed it. And we murdered it. But it still sounds great!

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?
Twitter:  @CaptainSkiffle

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask? 
Leadbelly is God. Lonnie Donegan is the Messiah. Skiffle is the music of the gods. Real angels play ukuleles.

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