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RGM Introducing – The Winachi Tribe

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What have you been up too since we last had the fun road trip?

LC. Hello Carlos…good to speak to you again you big horny Zebra. It’s been mega busy over in WINACHI world since our road trip. We’ve spent time over in L.A working with producer John X (Rolling Stones / David Bowie) at Earthstar Creation Center, recording and producing our album. We also did some press over there, radio interviews etc and DJ sets in Hollywood and downtown L.A. We’ve also finished a collaborative E.P. Secured endorsement with Italian fashion brand ‘Pantofola d Oro’. Toured the U.K & Europe (Italy & France). Won a number of international song-writing awards. Released singles ‘Parasites Paradise’ & ‘Funky But Chic’. Done a load of remix work for other artists including ‘SilverFinger Singh’ ‘San Pedro Collective’ & ‘Gary Allen’ and signed with new management ‘BeeManaged’ which is run by producer Howie B….yep we’ve been busy. 

What have you been doing during lock down?

LC. Finished an E.P which is a collaboration record…we’ve worked with a number of different international producers and artists on this record and it sounds awesome…it’s darker than our normal work…it suits the mood of the current climate. We’ve also been finishing the mixing of our album with engineer Joe Hirst in London. Both will be released in 2021. We changed management at the start of lockdown, we’re now working under ‘BeeManaged’ which is the new management company set up by legendary producer Howie B. We’re also about to drop the 5th year anniversary edition of our debut single ‘Time For Love’ which has been reworked by producer David Tolan (Primal Scream / The Charlatans) and is to be released by Manchester’s ‘A1M RECORDS LTD’ 4th December.

You had some crazy things planned on international shores, how has it been for you all having to stop / start?

LC. We had a mini world tour booked this year, including a headline awards show performance in Atlanta, Georgia and a fashion launch in Milan…U.K, Europe & USA so as you can imagine it’s been highly frustrating but shit happens, we’re just riding it out and will be ready to re-emerge when we get the nod. Things are in the pipeline for live shows in 2021. 

How do you think the government have looked after the night time economy / live gig circuit?

LC. They haven’t looked after it whatsoever, we’ve been hung out to dry…they’re allowing it to completely fall apart which is really sad. I find it very hard to believe this is all an accident…but that’s for another interview.

What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?

LC. Tell me the history of the band…or how did the band start…does me head in. 

What’s your favourite song right now from another band?

LC. I haven’t really been listening to any new bands…but I’ve massively got into Miles Davis during lockdown, he’s been the soundtrack to climbing the walls. 

Who is inspiring you at the minute?

LC. The madness of the world that we’re living in at the moment is inspiring me, I’m really trying to take a positive from this current shit show and channel it into some positive creativity…I think a lot of good music and art will emerge from all of this.

If your fans could remember one thing about you what would it be?

LC. That we were genuine  

What useless talent do you have/ party trick? 

LC. I don’t have any useless talents…the best party’s I can never remember ha 

What was the most fun you have had on stage?

LC. The Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A…it was a sold out show with The Charlatans…the atmosphere was electric, we’ve never sounded so good. 

What was the worst experience on stage?

LC. I don’t know if this was the worse but we’d done a gig with the Happy Mondays at Nottingham Rock City and ended up partying pretty hard after the show, the night after we had a gig in Aberdeen and I was sick as a dog. I had a bucket onstage which I kept throwing up into during musical interludes…I never missed any vocals though…I’d throw up and then carry on singing…a true professional. 

Name a four piece band made up of legends – who would be in it? (drummer, bass, lead singer etc)

LC. Lead singer – Axl Rose (in his prime) – Guitar – Keith Richards – Bass – Bootsy Collins – Drums – Reni

What advice would you give someone going into the music industry?

LC. Stay focused and true to your vision…also pack a spare pair of undercrackers. 

What advise would you give your younger selfs?

LC. Every little thing…Is gonna be alright, 

Right now, whats pissing you of the most? (Cant say the virus 🙂

LC.  Not being able to go on tour and perform…it’s frustrating…but I’m not pissed off so to speak…it just is what it is. 

Tell us about a time when you had a proper reyt laugh while you were all together?

LC. Everytime we’re away on tour for a period of time…it gets weirder by the day and more surreal…proper belly laughs. I can remember an incident with a bottle of Tabasco sauce and our drummer in Montpellier, France which was hilarious…the drummer didn’t think so though haha 

What’s your favourite song to play live and why?

LC. Starfighter…it’s just pure primal power…it’s very intense…I love the breakdown and Inder’s solo.

I hear you have a new single brewing, what can you tell us about it?

LC. Yes it’s a 5th year anniversary release and it comes out 4th December through Manchester’s’A1M Records LTD’, it’s a reworking of our debut single ‘Time For Love’ by producer David Tolan (Primal Scream / Tears For Fears) and it’s to celebrate the journey the band has been on for the last five years.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

LC. KEEP THE FAITH

Thanks for doing us today folks, all the best and keep in touch.

📸 Credit – Paul Husband