Dead Man Orchestra.
Where are you from?
Beautiful ol' Vienna, Austria.
Who is in your band?
We are a so called classic power trio.
Christian Prehsler: Vocals, Guitar
Florian Frankl: Bass
Markus Haschny: Drums
When we go for an acoustic gig we might fill in other roles - even a banjo was spotted once.
How would you describe yourselves and your music?
We are a rock band, soaked in 90's grunge with a little of dirty old men blues on top of it. Dark but catchy and a little too old to die young…
Who are your main influences musically?
Oh, we like all kinds of stuff (as long as it's played by real musicians). Our tastes in music go in the same direction but differ in the details - which is a great because it offers us a variety of ideas to play with.
Markus' drumming is mainly inspired by hard punchers such as Dave Grohl (Nirvana) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Flo is into such things as Tom Waits and some weird, drunken pirate songs, and Chris has an affection to badly recorded noise rock.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We hope to play exciting places and venues in front of a crowd that digs our music. (Unlimited supplies of booze and women wouldn't hurt either ;-) .)
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Doing this Q&A for your blog, of course!
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
If we wanted to forget a moment we probably would. Naturally we forget more than we can remember, so we are working hard on NOT forgetting things. If there is a moment we don't like, we just stop trying to remember it all the time aaand it's gone. What was the question again?
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
For us it's impossible to break that down to just one song. We think our EP "The Final Twitch" represents our music best. A wide spectrum from laid back jazzy tunes to screaming guitars and buzzing drums.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
Check out the video to our single „Dragging You Down“: http://youtu.be/ZOJ31n6UFQw?