Gon, I'm the vocalist.
Where are you from?
Name of band:
Down In One.
Who else is in your band?
There's Jonny on guitars, Rich on bass and Jimmy on the drums.
How would you describe yourselves?
We're whisky-fuelled, heavy-goddamned-metal baby!
Who are your main influences musically?
Our main influences are bands like Pantera, Mötley Crüe, Black Label Society, Metallica, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath and Mastodon. Old school riffage with modern brutality!
What do you hope to achieve in music?
World domination baby! But more seriously, we just want to make a career out of this. We've all got a massive passion for music and we just want to spread what we're all about anywhere we can.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
There's two highlights. The first would be the first time we played London. So we'd only been going for a few months and Jonny's mate Mags of Cairo Son invited us to come down and support them at the Big Red (which is a fantastic venue!). Man it was such a good day out! It was sunny and Rich's uncle, Big, kindly agreed to take us down in his badass Chevy V8 van. As soon as we hit London we made a beeline for the first rock bar we could find, then we pissed about in Camden getting steadily more drunk through the day and played the show in the evening. The crowd was huge and loving it!
The second highlight would have to be our first festival gig last summer. We were invited to play Rock and Bike Fest and boy were we excited! I can't even begin to tell you how much I was shitting myself before we went on. But I was fine as soon as I was on stage and we played a belting gig, again to a crowd who loved it! It was a weekend of booze, loud bikes and louder heavy metal, what more could we ask for? And it was amazing playing a huge festival stage, something we hope to do again this year!
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I'd like to forget how monumentally hungover I was the day after our show at Rock and Bike Fest. Dear Christ was I hanging! There's been no major regrets so far though!
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Hmm...now there's a hard choice. I'd have to go with Mad Gun, it's groovy, heavy and a song about drinking. Sums us up quite nicely!
Where can we listen to it?
We released the video on the 19th March! Check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/downinoneband
Where can we find out more about your music?
You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/downinoneband
Instagram for photographic japery at www.instagram.com/downinoneband
And you can stream and buy our music at www.downinoneband.com
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
Don't think I have anything else to say about us, but in general: drink booze liberally, fuck authority, listen to loud music and support your local scene!