Wednesday, 3 September 2014

My Extraordinary Q&A

Your name: 

Where are you from? 
Newcastle aka The Toon/Shearer land/Where Geordie Shore happens.

Name of band: 
My Extraordinary.

Who else is in your band? 
We’ve got Ant who is our vocalist, myself and Roy play guitar, Dewey is our bassist and Martin our drummer. Least cool names ever we know.

How would you describe yourselves? 
It’s hard not to give the generic five daft lads answer here. When it comes to our music we are difficult to please and take an almost perfectionist approach to making our music. That makes going out on tour a nice change of pace so we really enjoy getting out and playing shows.

Who are your main influences musically? 
I wouldn’t say any one artist or band influence our music. Martin and Ant who take care of songwriting listen to everything under the sun and when it comes to writing our songs it just a case of whatever we feel like making. It may sound slightly selfish but we really make music for us to enjoy and hope other people feel the same, I don’t personally think you can get anywhere copying someone’s style.

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
We hope to do this for as long as possible and to get out of it whatever we are capable of, whether that be playing bigger and better shows or just getting to play with bands we like. Getting to the point where day jobs and other commitments can be quit is also a big thing for a band like us.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
We’ve had the chance to play some really great shows with bands like Young Guns but the highlight was playing Groezrock this year. That was our first big festival experience and we loved it. We ended up somehow managing to get camping tickets and stayed there with it being our last show. Stories from that weekend are for another time.

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
There hasn’t been a lot luckily; mainly just those shows where you play to the barman. Fortunately it’s been a few years since that happened last. We do regularly discuss who will be the guy that makes that huge fall off stage that ends up all over YouTube, you can’t go on like us on stage without that happening at some point. My money is on Ant, he’s had a couple close calls.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
I honestly believe the song that best gets across what were all about is our next single but until that is released we have a taster from the new mini album, The World We Live In.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

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