19 Sep 2020
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

The Blue Grizzly Band - The Blue Grizzly Band Newsletter Interview

14 Nov 2012 // An interview by Shade
 

Some of the grungiest blues you'll ever hear; The Blue Grizzly Band goes from stage to stage blowing ear drums with a whirlwind of heavy blues rock, sexy slow-jams and modern blues funk.

Thanks Aaron for answering these questions:

What can we expect to see from The Blue Grizzly Band over the next year?

We have begun talks with a producer in the US so hopefully if all goes to plan by early next year we will begin taking over the world, one beard at a time!

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

Get off your ass and do it, don't sit their waiting for opportunities to come along get out there and make yourself heard! (also don't be a dick, the NZ music industry is a small place so if your a GC word spreads and your life will be a lot easier).

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

So many to choose from! Anybody who gets out there, learns actual instruments, works hard and does what they love gets my respect.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

Music is an extension of self, exploration, and experience. Anything that moves you or has meaning for you can be turned into great lyrics/song, and I feel that is the soul that is missing from most of today's music.

How do you believe The Blue Grizzly Band fits into the NZ music industry?

Hey, if it don't fit force it haha.

What is the best part of being a musician?

It's the coolest job in the world! We're doing what we love and enjoy, and we get to meet and play with awesome people all the time!

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

We did a private birthday party once and there was an older lady there who got quite tragically drunk (open bar) and started trying to grind on us while we were playing and trying to "sing" into the mic's, it was kinda traumatic until we came up with a brilliant idea and told her to go and use our bassists mic (which we turned off), but watching him get grinded on for the rest of the night made it all kinda worthwhile haha

What inspired you to start The Blue Grizzly Band?

We were all studying together on UCOL's Contemporary Music Performance course and one of the genres we had to complete was blues, and having always had a lot of love for blues yet never actually playing in a blues band before it kinda sparked the creation of the band, and with every new member we collected the band just got better and better by throwing little bits of our own musical influences into the pot.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Social media like facebook plays a big part, but nothing beats getting on the piss with them at gigs.

What rumour would you like to start about The Blue Grizzly Band?

We are actually a collective of Viking gods who have been living amongst you mortals in secret for centuries but all our power resides in our beards, without which we would be powerless to stop the giants from destroying the world with dubstep. Oh and Thor didn't really have a hammer.. he shreds an axe!

 

About The Blue Grizzly Band

Some of the grungiest blues you'll ever hear; The Blue Grizzly Band goes from stage to stage blowing ear drums with a whirlwind of heavy blues rock, sexy slow-jams and modern blues funk. The band consists of a bunch of UCOL music graduates who came together to form a band and show off the skills they earned while on the on the course. For anyone who likes blues, lots of guitar solos or just having fun in general, this is the band for you. Check 'em out at an event near you and get down with the Grizzly!




Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for The Blue Grizzly Band

Releases

Broke Ass
Year: 2012
Type: EP

Other Interviews By Shade

The Nighthawk Experience Newsletter Interview
19 Apr 2020 // by Shade
The story of The Nighthawk Experience (NHE) follows two different character's named Kage and Yume. Kage is a 17 year old boy who feels nihilistic about the world and is trying to find meaning and purpose.
Read More...
Sex Beard Newsletter Interview
19 Sep 2019 // by Shade
Sex Beard have been taking New Zealand by storm with their original blend of 'get your ass on the dance floor' rock and punk music. Their unique sound has seen them play support alongside heavy hitting NZ acts such as Skinny Hobos, His Masters Voice and Skelter.
Read More...
Interview with Iveta & Simone
25 Jul 2019 // by Shade
Iveta & Simone are New Zealand’s edgy female vocal duo taking the region by storm with tracks such as Sunshine, More Than A Man and the newly released L.O.
Read More...
Emily Fairlight Newsletter Interview
23 Aug 2018 // by Shade
Wellington based musician Emily Fairlight has just released her latest work Mother of Gloom - and muzic.net.
Read More...
Boycrush Newsletter Interview
07 Aug 2018 // by Shade
  Boycrush is the project of Alistair Deverick, also drummer of The Ruby Suns, with a live band comprising multi-instrumentalist Hayden Eastmond-Mein (Lawrence Arabia, Panther & The Zoo) and The Ruby Suns frontman Ryan McPhun. Alistair answered Shelley's following questions for muzic.
Read More...
Captain Festus Mcboyle's Travellin' Variety Show Newsletter Interview
02 Aug 2018 // by Shade
Captain Festus McBoyle and his motley crew have been successfully infecting NZ for over 7 years. Armed with cheeky humour and side-splitting songs, this Madcap Troupe is more fun than a squirrel up ya’ jumper!
Read More...
Dead Celeb Newsletter Interview
04 May 2018 // by Shade
Dead Celeb are a Wellington based Alternative Rock 4 piece with a powerhouse sound. Described as "...
Read More...
Apollo SteamTrain Newsletter Interview
31 Jan 2018 // by Shade
Tauranga act Apollo SteamTrain started in a non-traditional way; it was decided early on to record a bunch of tracks from an extensive back catalogue of songs written by Brendan over the past 20 years, and then assemble the best musicians available to deliver the music in the live format. With a new single set for release in February, a tour lined up for March, and a new album in the works, Apollo SteamTrain are starting 2017 on a high note.
Read More...
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • WAP
    Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
  • MOOD
    24kGoldn feat. Iann Dior
  • SAVAGE LOVE (LAXED - SIREN BEAT)
    Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo
  • LAUGH NOW CRY LATER
    Drake feat. Lil Durk
  • IN THE AIR
    L.A.B.
  • GO CRAZY
    Chris Brown And Young Thug
  • MOOD SWINGS
    Pop Smoke feat. Lil Tjay
  • SWEET & SOUR
    Jawsh 685 feat. Lauv And Tyga
  • ROCKSTAR
    DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
  • HEAD & HEART
    Joel Corry feat. MNEK
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem