Monday, October 22, 2018

 

10 Questions with The Big Peach



Rock 'n' Roll 5-piece from Manchester 'The Big Peach' are bringing back the 60's and 70's with shuffling hi-hats and jangly guitar progressions. Having only formed last year they are establishing themselves on the Manchester music scene. Their debut album was released in April and it just the beginning for a band with two more albums written by the 3 songwriters in the group.

Where do you go to discover new music?
We're from Manchester so we usually discover new bands in the venues there such as night people, Jimmy's and the newly opened YES club. Spotify radio can throw up a gem or two every now and then as well as past or present.

What have we got to look forward to with you this year?
We've only been together a year so have just played our first string of festivals this summer which was exciting. We took part in Blackthorn Festival in Stockport and Tramlines in Sheffield. Coming up we have single releases planned, to follow up our debut album we released this Spring. Gig-wise we're playing our first show with promoters this feeling on the 20th October and we're on the bill with American group Triptides when they come to Manchester on the 1st December. There's also a whisper we could be at the Isle of Wight festival next year so fingers crossed with that.

First song you fell in love with?
First song we fell in love with as a band was our first single 'give up askin' it was the first song we played together and was an experience to hear it all come together. We even played it live before we had a bass player but somehow managed to have 3 guitarists, that was interesting, to say the least.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Paul McCartney, that man can write a Melody whilst on the toilet with both hands busy

What would you most like to own on vinyl?
Chad ; Jeremy (distant shores) - Can't find the vinyl anywhere! If you haven't heard of them check them out there a duo from the 60s.
George Jackson & Dan Greer - two soul singers I've recently discovered but they also happen to not have many vinyls.
The big peach (the big peach) - for reasons I don't need to explain but if we were on vinyl it would mean that rock n roll had been saved.

Who are you listening to at the moment?
As a band, our music taste varies from the 1950's to the present day and covers all kinds of genres. Country blues jazz and rock n roll being at the front. I know James our bass player is a massive fan of Jaco Pastorius and The Stones. George (lead guitar) loves his blues and psychedelic rock and modern stuff such as WAND, Ty Segall. Sean (drummer) loves Dr Feelgood and natural child or anything with a groove, and me and Henry love anything 60s Beatles being the main influence.


What's your guilty pleasure song?
George's -Donna summer, I feel love 
Harry's - Robbie Williams, Hope I'm old before I die 
Henrys - Madonna, Beautiful Stranger 
Sean's - Lindisfarne, Fog on the Tyne
James - Proclaimers, I'm on my way

What inspires you to write music?
My (Harry one of the songwriters of the big peach) main influences when writing is that vintage Melody. You know when you hear a 50s/60s song and it just sounds like a piece of history and you can tell it's old? A lot of modern stuff today loses that feel I don't know if it's to do with the way things are recorded today or just the music industry today but a lot of stuff you hear has no depth or soul in it. I want to bring that back. I think that's what inspires me the most as a writer that vintage sound when music felt real. For example, play Havana moon by chuck berry one man and a guitar no bullshit, I think the lack of good music today is definitely the main influence for all of us in the band.

What's your favourite song to play live?
Harry - Sad
George - Game we play
James - Right back baby
Henry - Down so long
Sean - Rain song
'Game we play' and 'Rain Song' can be heard on our debut album. 'Sad', 'Down So Long' and 'Right Back Baby' will all be future singles.

Where would you most like to play?
The Cavern in Liverpool would be cool, one of the most famous venues worldwide. We've also already played quite a few famous venues in Manchester, the twisted wheel club being the main one.