Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide to start the band ?
I guess it was my unhealthy obsession with funk music. I used to adore Indie Rock growing up, but as soon as I heard the falsetto of Prince and the screeches of James Brown, I was addicted like a junkie. So when I met likeminded musicians at University (who also tolerated me) it was a match made in funk heaven.
Introduce us all to the members and your musical history?
So there are 7 of us, let’s go.
I’m Eddie Mulvey, the guitarist and band leader. I was jealous of my best friend getting a guitar, so my parents gave in and I haven’t stopped since I was 11. When I was 19 and everyone bailed to University, I was a little lost, but my dad said, “you do realise you can study music, right?” Soon after, everything kind of fell into place – I went to LCCM where I met most of the band. And I welcome to the stage…
Jeremy Paul on the drums – wine connoisseur, can always sniff out the best food at 3am. I met him when we were at LCCM, then he moved into my house and slept on my coach. I will now never wash that couch, my funk brother till death.
Lef Germenlis, the Greek wizard, keys player and the guy who brings our musical madness into reality. He’s a worryingly talented individual, who I also met at LCCM – if he’s not on your team, good luck to you.
Ed Haine on Sax, who I met through a recommendation of Jeremy. We first played in a jam tent in Boomtown dressed as cowboys – he’s a whirlwind improviser, I don’t think he’s ever played the same lick twice.
Alex Bramwell on the low down funk’n’nasty. This guy keeps Mulvey’s Medicine grounded with his solid bass line, unshakeable timing and his pure enjoyment of playing. He studied at ICMP, and he’s versed in math-rock (what even is that?) and heavy metal but is a demon groove player.
Nico Ariza smashing percussion with energy you’ve probably never witnessed. Coming from a history of drum line in the US, I’m grateful he blessed the UK with his drumsticks. He’s got an infectious smile, you’ve got see it to believe it (cough cough come to our gigs).
Dave Medland tooting his way through life. This trumpet-player we met on the jam circuit in London, and Ed Haine brought him to our rehearsals. The man knows what to play at the right moment and always lifts your spirits.
Jorge Arango Kure – Our brother from Colombia that we met at LCCM. Day 1 we met and I knew he would produce my first album – long live this relationship. The man can play, the man can direct, the man has style.
How much are you looking forward to playing live?
What is live music? Explain this to me?
What’s your favourite song right now from another band currently on your local circuit?
Jordan Rakei – Wind Parade, has been my go to of late (i know it came out 2020)
What support is out there for new artists in London ?
Yes, London Venues want you to play. Post-covid? Who knows, but these venues need us and we need them. Support your local venues!
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
We were lucky enough to have Lettuce member, Nigel Hall, join us on stage at Ronnie Scott’s and play a Soulive tune called ‘Tuesday Night Squad’. I was fan girl-ing so much, I had not idea what I was playing. What a night.
What was the worst experience on stage?
I had some lovely gentleman spill his entire pint on my pedal board. I was a little peeved.
If you had to describe your band to an alien how would you describe them?
Hairy, sonically loud and out of this world! (so probably quite local)
Which one of the band is the most unpredictable and why?
Jeremy, he’s easily distracted by food, great company and cigars.
Which one of the band is the biggest nightmare? (Just a bit of fun)
You have one phone call and you have been locked up for a crime you didn’t commit? Which member would you call first?
Lef. As I have mentioned, he’s terribly clever so he’d know how to get me out of anything sticky. Also, I feel he can distract the guards easily with his charm and long hair.
What makes you stand out as a band?
Our energy on stage. We all love what we are doing, love each other but always strive to create something fresh and new on the fly.
Right now, whats pissing you of the most? (Cant say the virus )
I’m at the pub and football is on. But also Global Warming.
Tell us about a time when you had a proper reyt laugh while you were all together?
France Tour 2020 – Couldn’t find the venue, thought taking a Mercedes Sprinter off road was the best choice and nearly drove onto a army barracks.
Whats your favourite song to play live and why?
It’s a song called ‘Little Sticky’ but we haven’t released that one yet. You gotta come to our shows to hear this.
I hear you have a new single brewing, what can you tell us about it?
Steely Beets – This tune comes from a lifetime of knowing our good friend Alex Beet, an artist in London who always makes our epic gig posters and designs our artwork. The tune itself was a riff I created a few years back, and I knew once the Medicine got their hands on it, it would become one of our bangers.
What are your plans for the year ahead
WORLD TOUR DUDE!
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
If there are any die hard fans that want to give me a gift, i’m Vegan and Chocolate is my weakness.