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SLiP - SLiP Newsletter Interview

22 Oct 2020 // An interview by Shade


Throughout the course of their musical union of over 35 years, the members of SliP have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life.

They have just completed an album of 11 songs. Born from an idea in Ken's kitchen a few years ago - to create fresh new material to perform whenever SliP got together.

Their album Celebrate represents the bands musical quests that began way back in 1980 in a northland town called Dargaville.

Along this challenging and emotional journey, SLiP sadly lost their drummer and best mate Ken.

As a tribute and celebration of his musical creativity and contribution the band carried on to complete the album in 2020. They have now recruited a new drummer Greg to continue with future live performances and albums.

SliP answered the following questions for Muzic.net.nz:

What NZ bands and musicians would you like to tour with, and why?

Shihad. I love their hard edge music and their lyrics. Plus they are a great promotors of NZ music.

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

Harden Up – I wrote the song in response to the awareness of mental health.

What can we expect to see from you in the next year?

Now that we are out of Covid (for the time being) seeing us perform in festivals and events promoting new NZ music.

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

Don McGlashan – always like the bands he puts together to play his music.

Have you got any tips for dealing with nerves before a gig?

Just relax and be yourself in your music no matter what happened that day or week.

How do you balance your music with other obligations; family, job etc?

Wake up an hour earlier in the morning when its peaceful to rehearse or write music. I also take a day off work during the week now and then  and focus solely on promoting my music and band.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

Just getting yourself into the mode to create anything that comes out and capture it so you can find the good parts to work on and fine tune into a great song.

What has been your most memorable show to date?

Our Album release party in Dargaville boat club earlier this year when Dave Thiel, Ken's best mate got up and sung his vocal parts and nailed it!

How did you come up with the name Slip?

During our early rehearsal and writing the album – Celebrate, our bass player Rick had been working off a ladder doing home maintenance and he “Slipped” causing minor injury to backside.

Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?

If you have passion in your music, keep nurturing it through the good and bad times in your life , it is the experience that help you grow as a musician.

 

About SLiP

Throughout the course of their musical union of over 35 years, the members of SliP have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life.

They have just completed an album of 11 songs. Born from an idea in Ken's kitchen a few years ago - to create fresh new material to perform whenever SliP got together. Their album Celebrate represents the bands musical quests that began way back in 1980 in a Northland town called Dargaville. Along this challenging and emotional journey SLiP sadly lost their drummer and best mate Ken. As a tribute and celebration of his musical creativity and contribution the band carried on to complete the album in 2020. They have now recruited a new drummer Greg to continue with future live performances and albums.


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