HOT VOX POP QUIZ WITH MAYFARE
Who are Mayfare?
Mayfare are an indie/ alternative band from Newcastle. Formed by a group of immature friends from sixth form.
- Adam Clayton (lead vocals/ guitarist)
- Sam Allen (backing vocals/ lead guitarist)
- Will Kelly (bassist)
- Callum Dyer (drummer)
Who came up with the band name and does it have a story or any meaning behind it?
The Mayfair used to be a well known venue in Newcastle where bands like Led Zeppelin and The Who played which is cool. And no, it's not named after the cigarettes or the London district!
If you had to describe the band using just five words, what would they be?
Chilled, energetic, upbeat, friendly, innovative
Who are your biggest influences musically?
- Arctic Monkeys
- Mac Demarco
- Tame Impala
- Foo fighters
- The night cafe
What’s the band's biggest claim to fame so far?
Doing This interview
What’s your songwriting process?
Usually I (Adam) write the foundation of the song, so the rhythm/riffs and lyrics- then the song evolves from there onwards. Our drummer finds the right groove that fits. Here we can make alterations if necessary.
If you could go on tour with any current band or artist, who would it be and why?
Oasis as it'd be funny to watch Noel and Liam fight the whole time.
If you could put your dream team band together consisting of any musicians from the past or present who would the
band members be?
Michael Jackson, Kevin Parker, Dave Grohl, Josh Klinghoffer, Jaco Pastoriois.
How would you describe your live show to someone who has never seen you perform before?
Good natured lighthearted Sets filled with catchy melodies, usually getting the crowd dancing.
Do any of you have any pre-gig or post gig rituals? If so, what and why?
We don't really, except Sam wears no shoes on stage no matter how sticky the floor is. Otherwise we party after.
If we were to browse your music library what is the most embarrassing song
we might find? Or who is your guilty pleasure artist?
- Phil Collins
- You want me- Tom Zanetti
- Fresh by cool and the Gang (cringy 80s tune, but youve got to move them hips when it's on).
- I love Example and I'm not afraid to admit it!
Tell us one thing your fans would be really shocked or surprised to hear or learn about the band
Callum can bend his arms the wrong way. Freaks the hell out of people
If people want to check you out online where is the best place to go?
Social media/ music links:
Finally, What does the future hold for the band?
To keep releasing new music, and improving our set/ live shows to reach out to as many people as we can.