Saturday, April 08, 2006

Loose Change proves very useful!

Loose Change joined me on tonight for Teenage Thursdays! This young trio are based in and around the Douglas area and their drummer Tiz (Paul) is a cousin of one of my cousins. He contacted me recently and asked for a shot at Teenage Thursdays. I didn’t really know Paul or the gang but although I’d heard some good things about the band I wasn’t expecting them to be as good as I heard when they played me their demo once we hit the studio.
Even before that I knew these guys were gonna be good on air as they were really enthusiastic and the four of us got involved in a big chat about music. They told me about how they actively promote their gigs and music on Bebo and I was impressed. I always admire people who are pro-active and try and hustle for themselves. The music industry is cut-throat and you will get nothing for nothing so you have to use every positive angle you can to get exposure. Bebo is just another angle and I’m glad these youngsters see it as an opportunity to promote their stuff.
On air we continued in much the same way and the lads got a great response. Some of the texts were really funny and the few tunes we played got a massive reaction, their tribute to former TV icon Bosco becoming a bit of a cult number!!!! Loose Change are young, vibrant and energetic and I reckon they will be ones to watch in Cork. They were very interesting to talk to and their music rocks and I wish them all the best in the future!


andreag said...

great piece that steve, delighted to see paulie mac kicking ass, on the drums I presume...

andreag said...

great piece that steve, delighted to see paulie mac kicking ass, on the drums I presume...

marianb said...

hey, heard the interview, they were really professional, hopefully i'll get to see them soon. any idea of their gigging plans?

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