HOT VOX POP QUIZ WITH TONGUE OF FIRE
Who are Tongue of Fire?
We are Will, James, Harry, Alice and Aaron from Poulton-le-Fylde. We all first met as a group 2-3 years ago at Upbeat Rock Academy which is where the band started.
Who came up with the bank name? Any story behind it?
We were all trying to think of a name before a session one week when Will walked in wearing a Stones t-shirt. Harry blurted out "Tongue of Fire" in jest and it just kind of stuck.
Describe the band in 5 words
Unique, Contemporary, Diverse, Collaborative, Inspirational
Who are your biggest influences...
Pearl Jam, Joe Bonamassa, Pink Floyd, Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys
What's the band's biggest claim to fame so far
Reaching the final of the Soundwaves Music Competition with just 7 others bands nationally
What is your songwriting process?
Different band members bring their basic ideas to a session, sometimes just a riff or a chord progression, sometimes a full song idea. They then work together to create the finished song, sometimes quite different from the original concept that was brought to the group
If you could tour with any current band or artist, who would it be and why?
Not strictly current but we all agreed it would be incredible to have toured with Pink Floyd. Just for the depth and range of their music and their amazing stage shows.
If you could put your dream team together consisting of any musicians from the past or present, who would they be?
Us - Aaron, Alice, Harry James and Will!!
How would you describe your live show to someone who has never seen you before?
A powerful, electrifying force of nature!
Do you have any pre-gig or post-gig rituals? If so what and why?
Alice likes to listen to music she hates to get her heckles up. Will likes to sleep. The rest like to just generally mess about!!
What would your ultimate riders be if you could have anything without being accused of being a diva?
Games consoles, burgers, Dr Pepper and a big Jacuzzi!!
If we were to browse your music library, what would be the most embarrassing songs we might find?
Hall of Fame, Crazy Frog, Desposito!!
Tell us one thing that fans might be shocked to hear about you.
The band have been gigging regularly since they were 12 years old.
Where is the best place to check you out online?
Either the Tongue of Fire facebook page or www.tongueoffire.co.uk
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The Camden Assembly,28 March
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