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Blue Blood - Blue Blood Newsletter Interview

27 Nov 2010 // An interview by Shade

What can we expect to see from Blue Blood over the next year?


Releasing the follow up hit and second single 'Walk Away'.

The first single 'The Reason' featured on the NZ on Air Hit Disc. Pushing the band from just rock radio to commercial radio. A huge feat for a hard rock band.

Co- headlining Off the Record Live! festival.

Playing the bands final show for 2010 in Christchurch on the 17th of December at Als bar.


Headlining Bay Rock Fms Summer of Rock Festival.

Blue Blood are working with NORML in a major fundraising event to help end pot prohibition in NZ.

The release of the Blue Bloods’ third single 'Magic Mary' and accompanying video clip.


The release of the bands Fourth single 'Red Light Lover' and accompanying video clip.

The release of the bands debut album 'Top Shelf Woman' available at all leading record stores.

A full national tour with 10 dates across New Zealand.


Currently in negotiation with a major headlining act to tour 31 dates through Europe.


Back into the studio for the recording of the bands second record.


Australasian Tour with a Major announced Headlining act.

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

Don’t kid yourself. Be realistic about what it takes to be a recognised musician. In this day and age it is easier to become an internet millionaire then it is to become a recognized musician. Believe in yourself because no one is going to for a long time yet. Never give up and don’t take no for an answer.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

All the lyrics from this album come from true stories that the band has experienced. Blue Bloods lyrics are about sharing ideas and experiences that people can relate too. We are a people band.

Who would you most like to support live?

Jimi Hendrix playing lead for Cream.

What is the best part of being a musician?

Getting up on stage and moving people with sound. Giving people an outlet to release their frustrations and their satisfactions of living in a modern age. Also the sex and drugs are killer too.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

Anything that pushes the boundaries and that represents us as New Zealanders. The kiwi pop charts are filled with cheap American knock off artists. Its fuckin weaker the weak.

What inspired you to become a start Blue Blood?

I have been in the music industry for many years, and I grew tired of hearing all these bands following the latest trend, regardless of genre. It seemed every time a major American artist was released it spawned a dozen New Zealand imitations. I just wanted to focus on the era of music that was real, vital and experimental .The era that defined modern rock music. To stay true to my roots but adding musical flavours of the past thirty years to add spice and adapt these 70s styling’s. Basically Blue Blood stands for Fuck pop bring back the Rock!

How did you come up with the name Blue Blood?

I have Blues in my Blood.

What rumour would you like to start about Blue Blood?

Rumours are for the birds. Blue Blood is a wild enough party machine of controversy without needing any propaganda to feed the gossip hags and scene queens.


About Blue Blood

Blue Blood forge forth with an innovatively powerful take on psychedelic rock. The music oozes groove and flows effortlessly from lucid soaring solos into fluid, ebbing chorus. Blue Blood deliver their modern re-incarnation of classic rock with charismatic aestheticism. Blue Blood have taken back rock and are ready to roll.

Blue Blood’s shrouded origins lie in the heart of urban Auckland, New Zealand. Originally Blue Blood was the brain-child of Joel C Blood and Simon Hole. In late 2009 Blood and Hole decided that it was time to turn back to their hard rock and bluesy roots and formed what is now Blue Blood. Over the proceeding months Blue Blood grew into a full band with Nathan Cooper joining on Keyboards, Mike West on Second Guitar and Matt Elston on Bass.

Blue Blood serve up a serious dose of blues infused psychedelic rock. The influences maybe firmly rooted in the 70’s but the production and delivery are very much in the now. – The Rock Fm

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Blue Blood


Top Shelf Woman
Year: 2011
Type: Album

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