HOT VOX POP QUIZ THE SECRET CROWD

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

Sophie and Jack: The Secret Crowd are a 4 piece, Indie/ Rock band from North Kent. We’ve been playing with our current line up for about 3 months, and the band was originally composed in 2015. 

Our sound has changed slightly over the bands existence, with different members bringing individual ideas and influences. 

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

Sophie: Fun and lively. We want people to sing along and dance to our songs!

Who are your biggest influences musically?

Sophie: I’m a massive fan of most of the Manchester music scene; Oasis, Stone Roses and Joy Division to name a few.

Jack: I have always loved pop punk music it just so simple and so fun, you can do anything you like with it.

Matt: I've always been a fan of fast paced punk/rock music. Rise against, Blink 182 and Less than Jake.  

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

Sophie: Playing at Water Rats was probably my favourite moment so far. Knowing you’ve shared the stage with bands like Oasis in the early days is a pretty awesome feeling. 

Matt: In my old band with Jack we sold out on a headline slot at what was called Camden Barfly. That was the most craziest gig we've ever performed.

What’s your songwriting process?

Sophie: Jack and I tend to split the songwriting; we write the basic chords and lyrics and take it to the studio where we add a basic beat and guitar riffs as a band. 

Jack: I have always written in a pop punk style in previous bands and I think since Sophie and I have been writing songs together the mix of influences and styles have really worked well together and its something I think will come across really well on our upcoming EP.

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

Sophie: I’d probably say someone like Arctic Monkeys…they’re supposedly making a comeback in 2018 so you never know!

Jack: Blink182 they're my heroes it would just be 24/7 fun!

Matt: Iron Maiden would be soo fun to tour with, how often do you get to tour with your own Boeing 747!

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

Jack: I would have Travis Barker on drums and Jack white on guitar and vocals and I would be there on bass just hanging out

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

Sophie: We like to mix in some interesting covers in our set, as well as playing most of our original material. 

Jack: Loud and full of energy we like to keep the tempo up!

Matt: Very fun and lively with a few hit covers to spice things 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?

Sophie: Far too many to choose from unfortunately!!

Jack: A song called'Candy' by Aggro Santos and one of the Pussy Cat Dolls, Its BAD!

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

Jack: Matt and I went on tour in France with our old band in a little old Nissan Micra. 

Matt: I actually don't play the drums. Its all an act, we have a drum machine hidden that i mime to. (You'll have to come and see us to reveal the truth!)

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

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thesecretcrowd

Instagram: @secretcrowduk

Bandcamp: https://thesecretcrowd.bandcamp.com/

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thesecretcrowd

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJyJbcASk9TRStMBPI5EzA?view_as=public

Finally, What does the future hold for the band?

Sophie: We’ve just finished recording our first EP with our current line up which will be released in the Spring. We’re excited to play more shows and hopefully some bigger festivals during the summer. 

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