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Labretta Suede and The Motel Six - Labretta Suede Newsletter Interview

18 Nov 2007 // An interview by Shade
Labretta Suede and The Motel 6 are a bunch of crazied Rock 'n' Rollers with a wreckless set and a show of music and outfits you could just LICK. Muzic.net.nz interviewed the band, and here are their responses:

What is your greatest achievement?

Our greatest achievement regarding the band would most definitely be our album release show.

The night was an event to be remembered and many are still talking about it. It was held at the Ambassador in Pt Chev, it is a huge venue out the back in the old theatre. It was filled to capacity with a very loud and eclectic crowd. It would have easily been 600 people thick.

We also play at a lot of car shows, so I pulled in support from the hotrod boys and girls. I reserved parking out the front of the Ambassador so they could park their automobiles, as wonderful welcoming display when you entered the venue.

I also roped in Wilheminna Gordon to choreograph dancers, who not only performed a wonderful opening dance routine for us and they also danced on stage with us to a few songs, namely Boogaloo and more.

I had also fallen in love with these sky - high silver champagne glasses. I made the boys reluctantly help lift them. This then posed the challenge of how to actually get these cumbersome artefacts into the actual venue. Once in, they were a great platform for the girls to dance on and look gorgeous.

With two huge champagne glasses on either side of the stage, with dancing girls on them. It was quite a show!

But it didn't stop there. Teuila Blakely (Sione's Wedding) put together a singing group especially for our show - 'The Dream Girls', as our wonderful backing vocal group. Don McGlashan with his 'Horns of Dilemma' also came to the party, to accompany us with the grand finale number. With 'The Dream Girls' on backing vocals and 'The Horns of Dilemma' accompanying Labretta Suede and The Motel 6 on our cover of 'Be My Baby' by the' Ronettes', we tore the roof off.

What do you think could be done to make NZ music even better?

Kill all the fakers!

Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

Hmm-tricky question - I guess with a few more albums under our belt and more overseas touring. Oh, and to be signed to Vengeance. Or shall I have just answered that question with loaded and famous? Tehe.

What is the best thing about making music?

It's really cathartic and you are able to express yourself in ways that you might never be allowed in your day-to-day life. Although I give it a good shot!

Music really is so much fun, and it's made better by others enjoyment. The drunker and louder you are, the more the crowd loves it.

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Do it for the money, it's awesome!

About Labretta Suede and The Motel Six

Labretta Suede and The Motel 6 are a bunch of crazied Rock 'n' Rollers with a wreckless set and a show of music and outfits you could just LICK!

With a 50's rock'n'roll influence, a twang and some dirge, Labretta Suede and The Motel 6 are an ass whippin’, high kickin’, low down rockin’ an-a-reelin’ high-class outfit.

Labretta came back from her tour of the States and head hunted her purrr-fect band line up:

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Labretta Suede and The Motel Six


Year: 2008
Type: Album
Not Food Hungry
Year: 2007
Type: Album

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