Sunday, 31 August 2014

Third Degree Q&A

Your name: 
James Law, lead guitar.

Where are you from? 
Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Name of band: 
Third Degree.

Who else is in your band? 
Cathal Gorman (drums), Ryan Connolly (bass) and Sammy Stevenson(singer).

How would you describe yourselves? 
Always a tricky question, we have been called alt rock, rock, pop rock, I don't like to say we're trying to be a particular genre, we like rock and we write what we like I suppose!!

Who are your main influences musically?  
We all listen to different music, but my personal influences would be Led Zeppelin, Biffy Clyro, Anberlin, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon. The other guys are into bands like Tool, the Answer, Stone Roses, Muse..... Too many to mention!!

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
Being a small local band our dream would for loads of people to have heard our music or seen our videos. We don't ever say we want to be bigger than the Beatles or anything like that, but we would love to achieve the amount of success to get ourselves on tour around the uk, also do a gig in somewhere like America. Would just be cool to say to people we toured somewhere far away, even if it was just to the Barman and his dog!!  
In the meantime we love recording songs and making videos for them, we give them all 100%.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?  
Probably videoing our latest video, we had so much fun doing it, we ended up shooting it on a beach at 3 in morning with all our equipment set up, with more than enough rum and whiskey to keep ourselves fuelled!! Then the next day we videoed back on the beach with loads of charity walkers all watching us, while dressed up in pirate gear with make up!!!  Moments like that make being in a band so worthwhile.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?  
Ha easy, driving 40 miles to a gig that we were already late for then as we unpacked the equipment we realised we had forgotten the bass!!!

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Our track "Thunder" sums us up. It's a track we really enjoy playing and can get stuck into. It's been played on the radio a few times. Was real strange the first time I heard it come on the radio in the car unexpected, felt great!!

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?  
Here our a few links where we would appreciate a lick if you like our stuff. Soundcloud: here's the link to our video flamin rum that we filmed on the beach:

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?  
Keep on rockin on the free world!!

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