Medusa Touch Interview 10/12/19
MM: Which two tracks would you play me to introduce us to your Band
From our album Terror Eyes, Craze Amazing and Get Ready Baby. A bouncy sing-along and the current audience favorite
MM:Can you give us details on tours/festivals for the rest of the year and going into 2020
Nothing more happening in 2019. All complete. Starting again in February 2020 with a few festivals, some gigs local to Edinburgh and all starting to fill up. We post all our gigs on our website and on our Social Pages (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
MM: What can we expect from Medusa Touch live?
First up, a great time. The songs are all proper sing-along, fist-pumping headbangers. The sound is very much 80’s metal. There’s not many current bands trying to break through doing this type of thing, so here hopes its a winner (again).
MM: Can u tell me what do you like best about touring And worst?
Like best =Playing new places, meeting new people, going to places you wouldn’t normally pick to go. It’s a great buzz.
The worst= Has to be loading in and out again. But its all part of the plan so head down and crack on hehehe.
MM: Who would be your ultimate bands to tour with
The 4 of us would choose different bands, but they would be Iron Maiden, UFO or MSG, Metallica and Van Halen.
MM: With so many bands out there.. How do you intend to stand out from the others?
Like I said before, there isn’t a lot of people doing the 80’s metal thing just now which makes us different.
MM: When did you first realize you had such a musical talent and do you remember your first-ever performance
I come from a very musical family, started as a drummer in a pipe band in Scotland. Then I graduated onto kit drums. The first performance would have been as a drummer (maybe) in a band I still play with to this day (THREATS) but now play guitar. I think the first gig must have
been at a great venue in Edinburgh, now gone (YMCA).
It was late 1970’s so Punk in its heyday. I don’t really remember too much about it except that a guy at the gig gave us some lyrics and later we wrote a song to fit.
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why?
Castle Donnington Monsters of Rock, I think 1984. Day started off with Motley Crue. Then my favourite of the day. ACCEPT. They launched with Fast As A Shark. That was it I was hooked.
Still one of my favorite bands to this day. The others that day were Y&T, Dio, Gary Moore, Ozzy, Van Halen and AC/DC. How is that for a line up?
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with Medusa Touch.
Simple getting the album released. We didn’t manage it back in the 80’s so it is a great accomplishment now.
MM: Which are your Two favorite albums of all time and what they have meant to you personally
Easy One. Iron Maiden Number of the Beast. I remember hearing the guitars at the start of the Title Track and that was it hooked. Still hooked on it. Best Album for me.
The other has to be Holy Diver by Dio. I remember buying two albums that day. Holy Diver and Y&T’s Black Tiger. I played Y&T first and as I put on the Dio album I said, Dio you are going to have to go some to beat that. First track - Stand Up And Shout. BOOOOM what a record,
MM: Where would you like to see yourselves in 5 years' time ?
Still gigging, still recording, still enjoying what we do.
MM: Four words to describe Medusa Touch
Powerful, Fun, Accessible, Joy.
MM: Can you tell me why we should check out Medusa Touch.
The songs are great to sing along to. The sound is 80’s metal and that’s always good, get to the gigs if you can, its a party.
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Web – www.medusatouchofficial.com
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