Cairo Knife Fight Newsletter Interview
01 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Nick for answering these questions:
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?
Last Kings Arms show with SideKickNick and Nameless Sons. One of those nights where everything we touched turned to gold. Everybody I wanted to be there showed up for the party and our two friendly bands playing with us kicked in with two fantastic sets. What's not too love?
What is your favourite NZ venue?
Kings Arms, no doubt... or possibly the Dux de Lux in Christchurch. Does that count as doubt?
What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?
Chip Matthews. Cos usually whenever he's there so am I, ergo... I will be getting paid.
What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?
Coughing with a mouthful of beer during Anika Moa's winery tour last February and spraying it all over a burrito Anna Coddington was about to eat. Not good.
How did you come up with the name Cairo Knife Fight?
While I was growing up my family lived for a few years in Egypt and my father used to take me to a local delicatessen every Monday evening for the Monday knife fights. Seriously. We watched from the sidelines, you had a choice of knives, short blades, long blades etc. There was only one rule. No killings. Looking back on it I wonder if this was the best place for a child to grow up!
How do you describe your music?
What can we expect to see from Cairo Knife Fight over the next year?
Two guys making it look harder than it really is. We're a duo now.
What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?
What are you waiting for?
About Cairo Knife Fight
Cairo Knife Fight began as a solo recording project for Nick Gaffaney.
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Cairo Knife Fight
It developed during the down time from Gaffaney’s day job as drummer for some of New Zealand’s most successful artists including Fat Freddy’s Drop, Anika Moa, Goldenhorse, Dimmer and Hollie Smith. Some two years on from the first jam sessions, Cairo Knife Fight is one of the country’s most unique live acts.
With their debut album ‘Iron’ to be released in July this year, New Zealand is catching on that this is a formidable mix of talents and creative energies.