Ladies and gents, I’m honoured to say that my last issue of Interview Central 2015 is with the amazing East End Lovers after I got the chance to catch up with Zachary Charles Skinner!
Welcome to Delirious Antidotes! Tell us a bit about the band?
The band was formed mid 2015 in Whitechapel London.
Talk me through the name of the band, East End Lovers?
We are from East London and we like to make sexy music for lovers.
You can choose just three of your favourite aspects of being in a band, what would they be?
The booze, the birds and the fast cars.
As a band, who do you consider to be your main musical influences?
Kiss, Frank Sinatra, Michael McDonald.
If you had to pick an album by any artist other than yourselves to listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Joe Jackson – Look Sharp
Of your own tracks and covers, which is your favourite?
DANNYBOY…. DANNY DANNY BOY!!
If you could pick three people, other than your band mates, to make up your ideal band, who would they be?
Gene Simmons, John Travolta and Mark from Peep Show.
What is one outrageous fact that hardly anyone knows about you?
I live on £70 a month…
Now tell me a secret about one of your other band members.
The bass player is a virgin…
What prompted you to try and make it in the music industry?
Sex, drugs and rock n roll.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to break into the music industry?
Write 10 songs pick the best 2, write another 10 and repeat till your the best.
What’s your main ambition for the band?
To own a private plane.
What is your favourite memory or story from a gig you’ve played? Don’t leave out any good details.
We got thrown out of our first gig whilst we were still playing. I cant remember the reasons why but i do remember being thrown through the venue door.
Quick fire round, now. What colour socks are you wearing?
Green and red.
As a band, how many piercings do you have?
Which of the band members is the laziest?
Do you prefer playing live or recording music?
We have to do both because we’d go insane if we just sat in a room recording.
What was your favourite life stage?
Old age; when hopefully we can afford to eat.
If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?
Doberman Beagle or Piff Werel.
Sorbet or ice cream?
No one likes sorbet.
Which band member would you most want to date?
Zachary Charles Skinner
Ideal holiday destination?
South of France, baby!
Thank you to East End Lovers for the interview, and of course to everyone who engaged in interviews over the past year (you can find the list here!) Remember to check the boys out on Facebook and share this post across social media to optimise the reach of this post just in time for Christmas!
As ever, if you are a band or musician looking for an interview in the new year, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.