Who are BANG? Where you’re from, how you met, how long have you been playing together etc

We're 5 mates that met at uni and have been playing together for about 2 years.

Who came up with the band name and does it have a story or any meaning behind it?

I used to say it all the time as a phrase (mainly whilst drunk) you can say it positively or negatively and it works either way. Aka 'mate this tune is bang' or 'Ah bang that sucks'. 

If you had to describe the band using just five words, what would they be?

Drunk, humour, dark, nerd, fun

Who are your biggest influences musically?

We all have our own tastes individually but we all love soul and funk. Me and Harry (other guitarist) started off on metal whereas Selin (singer) was more high school musical. 

What’s the band's biggest claim to fame so far?

I was on the Undateables recently and Harry sometimes plays for old soul band The Real Thing

What’s your songwriting process?

It varies but for we usually just take an idea and run with it, vocals might already be there or we might write them afterwards.

If you could go on tour with any current band or artist, who would it be and why?

Personally Don Broco would be a dream but I think Harvey (bass) would be stoked to open for Britney 

If you could put your dream team band together consisting of any musicians from the past or present who would the band members be?

Bonham (drums), Dimebag Darrel (lead guitar), Nile Rodgers (rhythm guitar), Corey Henry (keys), Whitney Houston, Bon Scott (vox), Nils Hendricks (bass)

How would you describe your live show to someone who has never seen you perform before?

A few laughs, a few bevvies, hopefully some enjoyable music

What would your ultimate rider be if you could have anything without being accused of being a diva?

Ultimate rider would be having Gordon Ramsey be our personal chef and shout at the crew if they mess up.

This question is for all band members. If we were to browse your music library what is the most embarrassing song we might find? Or who is your guilty pleasure artist?

Dunno probably Harry's is the most embarrassing, he listens to John Cage's 4'33 on repeat every night to get to sleep. 

Tell us one thing your fans would be really shocked or surprised to hear or learn about the band

Just check joes browsing history, that is truly shocking. You'll find he is constantly making various charity donations. 

If people want to check you out online where is the best place to go?

Find us on YouTube our new single is called Influential, also our Facebook and instagram is under bangmusicuk




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