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RGM Introducing – The Boy With The Lion Head

Hiya guys, introduce us all to The boy with the lion head how did the band get together?

We’re Myself (David Reid, vocals and guitar) Rob Wood on Keys, Alistair Clarkson on Bass, Amy Brydon on Drums and John Findlay on Guitar. We got together for something to do really. I had a few acoustic demos so we worked on those and a few covers to start with and the band grew from there.

Which band member is the biggest pain in the arse? And why?

It’s probably me. I can be quite fickle about our music. I’m very hot and cold in the writing stage although there was a few songs I wanted to drop from the album, the rest convinced me otherwise and I’m glad we kept them.

What was the most fun you have had on stage?

The most fun I personally have had was a pub gig just as we had started to build a name for ourselves. It was local and people had just started to become familiar with our music so the pub was packed and it was a great atmosphere. I think that always helps on stage.

What was the worst experience on stage?

We’ve had a few nightmares, but one particular gig after the support band had played, someone poured a pint over the mixing desk as we were about to start our set. There was a replacement desk found but it was an awkward 15 minutes or so until all the gear was swapped over and we finally got to play.

What drives you as a band?

We really just do this as a hobby so we set goals on the fly really. We try and take whatever opportunities we’re offered and be grateful for it. Our philosophy is ‘if it all falls apart then we’ve had some amazing experiences already’.

Tell us something about each member yourself that you think people would be surprised about? 

I think the fact that we all fit full-time jobs, family life and other hobbies around being in a band is pretty unbelievable in itself.

If you could delete one band / artist from the history of the Universe, who would it be & why?

I’d delete Lost Prophets for obvious reasons but also because their music is awful.

Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?

Right now I’m most pissed off about the gale-force winds. My day job is a postman so as you can imagine the weather defines if I have a good day or a bad day.

Tell me about the new album “A half-remembered dream” how did it come about?

We had a few new songs simmering away and were a bit burnt out from playing the same material over and over at shows so made a conscious effort to take a break and write. The albums a mixture of new songs and reworked songs that were never recorded. We purposefully played about with kind of ethereal reverb laden textures to make the soundscapes that you can hear on the album. Once we had the album name it all tied together nicely.

What’s coming up in 2020 for the band?

We’re currently working with a booking agent for the first time to plan shows for the rest of the year and we’ve already started writing again so we’ll see where that takes us. I’d love to do another album. Writing and recording is my favourite part of the band.

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