Band Profile: Skeleton Crew

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skeleton crewFreeq caught up with Nottingham rock band Skeleton Crew to find out what they've got planned for 2009... Band members:

Lewis: vocals; Graham: guitar & backing vocals; Rob: guitar & backing vocals; Steve: bass guitar and Drew: drums & backing vocals.

What or who do you sound like?

British classic rock (Whitesnake, Thunder, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, etc) mashed together with AOR/glam (Motley Crue, GnR, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, etc) with a modern edge to the sound on top.

What are your plans for 2009? 

To have finally released our long awaited debut album 'Bring It On' which was severely held up by the loss of our original singer earlier this year. Also to get further afield and touch base with fans outside our home area and find venues that pay enough that we can afford to go there.

What's the best gig you've ever played and why? 

The main stage at Nottingham's Rock City on Easter Sunday for the Julie Cotton Foundation's 'Concert For Liam' which was raising money for Leukaemia Research. The concert sold out and we personally played to somewhere between 1000 and 1100 people.

Which band/artist would you push off stage? 

Anyone who had to rely on ridiculous TV shows to get noticed because they didn't have the talent to do it themselves. As long as people like Simon Cowell and Louie what's-his-face exist, REAL bands and artists don't stand a cat's chance in hell. Are we allowed to vote to have those two strapped down and subjected to Chinese water torture?

If you were recruiting for ‘Leader of the World' who would be on the 
interview panel and why?

You couldn't trust anyone to be on the interview panel nowadays. We'd just put Hugh Hefner in the job straight off, no arguments.

The famous Jaffa Cake debate, is it a biscuit or cake? 

Cake! When biscuits go stale they get soft but when cakes go stale they go hard. Jaffa cakes go hard!

What's your Christmas wish? 

The country and world finances don't go to hell in a handbasket at least till after the New Year. There's enough to worry about at Christmas as it is. Oh, and landing a real plum gig, perhaps with a very well known band, would be nice.

What will be your new year's resolution? 

To give up trying to give up all those things that are almost impossible to give up. Then, when we've achieved that, we'd look at pushing Skeleton Crew as far as possible.