where are you from? We are from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
How and when did you start? We started after meeting in music school and having a mutual love of blues and 50’s Rock n Roll. I was glad to find 4 people to start a band with and not just have a backing group. Each member, Emily Burgess-Guitar, Jon Wong-Tenor Sax, Jesse Whiteley-Piano and Michael Archer-Bass are talented and a feature in their own right.
Describe your music style? We are a 50’s RnB band.
How did your love for this music start, which age, which artist? I’ve always loved music, of all kinds, for as long as I can remember but when it comes to 50’s RnB I would have to say that Little Richard was the first to really move me. I would have been around 10 years old then.
Who did influence you? My influences are very eclectic, however my main influences when it comes to the world of R n B would have to be Little Willie John, Mickey Baker, Little Richard, and most importantly Nick Curran. He was a great singer, guitarist and drummer. He really brought this music forward for a whole new generation to hear and see.
Do you write your own songs? Yes I write the songs, along with Emily the guitar player, we play a few covers but the lions share of the music is original.
If so, where do you get your inspiration? Real life, or total fantasy. I would say my song content comes very much from real life, Emily on the other hand likes to mix some fantasy in with hers.
Do you write together? We have in the last year begun to write together but up until this point the song writing was very separate and we’d bring them in when either Emily or I was done with them. Now we’re a bit more open to writing with each other.
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