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Billy Wright (18) Lead Vocals and Guitar
Phil Blake (18) Bass Guitar and backing vocals
Andy Perry (20) (Drums)
2. Average Age? 18
3, Based in? Southend-on-Sea
4. Describe Your Sound?
Red Track play Guitar based Indiie Rock. Use good harmonies and write songs in various styles. Not just fast rock but also slower soul-based sounds. Probably the band they sound the closest to is We Are Scientists from the States. Saying that, Red Track had never even heard their album until the last few weeks.
5. Who are your influences/fave bands?
Chillies, John Lennon, Elliott Smith, The Strokes, Queens of The Stone Age, Phil Lynott.
6. Anything recorded?
Last year Red Track went into a studio for two days and recorded their self-funded Dirt Bag Sessions. A couple of these tracks can be heard on their MySpace site, www.myspace.com/redtracktheband . The band are due to go to do a “notepad” session for SX Records in August. So “other lablels” be quick, there is an interest.
7. What makes you different from other bands?
Red Track are gorgeous, so say their mums, and compared to the present set of trendy bands such as `Magic Numbers etc, they are certainly look different. Plus, considering their ages, they are all good musicians. They have been playing their instruments for at least eight years, Billy being taught by the famous 70s guitarist Vic Collins and Andy the protégé of Pete Thompson (Robin Trower drummer, and ex Robert Plant, ex Deep Purple)
8. Most useful advice you've received?
Get tight but don’t take yourselves too seriously and enjoy your gigs. If you enjoy yourselves so will the audience.
9. Three songs you'd most like to record?
Of their own: “Don’t you meet strange people at Train Stations”, “Bouncebackability”, “Beautiful Scene”. Weird titles, wicked songs.
If you mean other peoples’ songs: King’s Crossing (Ellliot Smith); Heart in a Cage (The Strokes); Psycho Sexy (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
10. Career highlight so far?
Playing for TV Special “Live and Unsigned” at Chinnery’s last October.
11. As an unsigned band, what does playing at
Guilfest mean to you?
Great exposure, great day out. “Supporting” Billy Idol and The Stranglers.