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8Forty8 - 8-Forty-8 Newsletter Interview

30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
muzic.net.nz spoke to Simon from Hamilton Hard-rockers 8forty8 recently, here's what he had to say:

Which NZ band/artist do you think will be a huge international success one day?
8Forty8 (i hope)

Who would you most like to tour with?
We'd love to tour with any of the classic rock legends that are still around, or modern day groups i'd say Audioslave or Velvet Revolver.

What is your most embarrassing concert moment?
Tuning the acoustic guitar a 1/4 step flat by accident, doing the first verse then in comes the band a 1/4 tone out(Yuck!),song finished abruptly.

What are you planning on doing in 2005?
We will be releasing our second album which we are currently working on, after that's released we'll be out on the road to promote it.

How did you come up with the name 8 Forty8?
Marcel our lead singer and our first guitarist Derrin were up all night drinking, writing and recording an instrumental demo. It was completed at 8:48 am so that became the title. Soon after that the band had a gig to play, had no name so said let's call it 8Forty8 for now. The gig went great and the name stuck.

What is in your CD collection at home?
Mostly classic rock stuff, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd etc..

What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?
Stay true to yourself, play music you enjoy cause if you love what you do you receive reward everytime you write and record or play live.

About 8Forty8

A band of four brothers with a true passion for classic rock music. Based in Hamilton, New Zealand, 8Forty8 have built a reputation as a top quality, world class outfit. Influenced by super groups like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, they are renowned for their live show which is action packed, dynamic and powerful. In 2008, members were invited to perform onstage with Deep Purple and Black Sabbath legend Glenn Hughes at the G-TARanaki International Guitar Festival, sharing the bill with guitar virtuso Joe Satriani. In 2010, they were again called upon for their session work at the festival.2011, 8Forty8 members performed at Hamilton's Founders Theatre with Chris Thompson, former frontman of legendary 70's group Manfred Mann's Earthband, performing hits such as Blinded By The Light and 'The Mighty Quinn.

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Edge Of Time
Year: 1993
Type: Album

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