22 Nov 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?
Our 'Inner Reflection' video release party at Toto’s Bacco Room with Shades Of Gray & Graham Candy. It was a Rockstar-themed party and some people really put an amazing effort into dressing up, which created a great ambience for the dungeon-like venue. We also had a crazy M.C., a Video Jockey, and an Air Guitar competition, all of which added to a night of quality mayhem. We were also able to share the stage with some great musicians who contributed significantly to the success of the event.
What is your favourite NZ venue?
To date – Toto's Bacco Room. It's a great venue to perform at; it has an awesome character about it, and looks amazing with the right lighting and a decent crowd.
What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?
We would love to see more of Shades Of Gray, 29 Blackbirds, Redline, & Chris Reed. They are all stand out musicians who are working as hard as they can to break through into the mainstream scene; and they absolutely rock live!
What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?
Back in the late 90s we were on a tour bus through Montreal, and we had picked up a crazy Mexican tourist at a bar that we played at the night before called The Juicy Cougar. We were all sitting round playing drinking games with a vintage bottle of tequila, and he wouldn’t eat the worm … being a Mexican, we told him he needed to harden the f*ck up, meanwhile he was getting really angry, and busted out a sawn off shotgun, and started threatening everyone. We managed to get him off the bus by using the Steve Irwin crocodile death roll manoeuvre, but will never be able to go back to Montreal.
How did you come up with the name Prolepsis?
It is always a challenge to come up with a band name. The intention was to find a name that was both unique, and thought provoking. A prolepsis is an anticipation of a future event. For example, the phrase 'dead man walking' is proleptic because it anticipates what will occur as a feature of the man's present condition.
How do you describe your music?
The love child of Dave Grohl and Chuck Norris - One bad mother rocker!
What can we expect to see from Prolepsis over the next year?
A few hot music videos, a possible summer tour, AMAZING shows nationwide and a possible topless appearance in the annual NZ fireman calendar.
What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?
Create an image and brand that you can market rigorously and confidently, but above all, enjoy yourselves and party like rockstars!