Eric of Spin
Spin is composed of guys from different bands. Spin officially started in April of 2004. Henry, the guitar player, Jim, the keyboardist and Eric were together in a band called Spin the Bottle. Then the band is now complete with the drummer, Lou and with a new name!
According to Eric, the lead singer, the band used to do all covers and it kind of like ďmetamorphosizedĒ over the year. I had the pleasure to do an interview with Eric who is a really nice person to talk to.
Eric does not only sing and play guitar, he also plays the saxophone. Saxophone is actually the first instrument he played when he was nine. And he started playing the guitar when he was 19 year old.
WHO PICKS THE SONGS FOR YOUR GIGS?
We all bring certain ideas into it. We try to pick songs that nobody does and try to do it a little differently.
WHAT DO YOU PREFER SINGING, ORIGINAL OR COVER SONGS?
We like doing our own original music. We like doing covers too but make it sound more like us.
WHO WRITES THE ORIGINAL SONGS?
I write songs. Our guitar player writes songs. Jim writes songs. Sometimes somebody comes up with the music or somebody comes up with the lyrics. Itís really a very good collaboration. Itís not just one person.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
When the audience sings back at you or you get to feel the crowd and that is always awesome.
WHAT IS THE WORST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Itís not always like that. There are a lot of times when people are not always looking at you. Youíre singing and they are just like drinking, sitting down and smoking at the bar.
WHAT TURNS YOU ON?
Brunettes, a good beat, candles. Itís all about the ambience.
WHAT TURNS YOU OFF?
Dumb people. People who are ignorant. People who are Republicans.
SO BUSH IS A BIG TURN OFF?
Bush is a big turn off. You got to support your president but Bush is fucking dumb.
BOXERS OR BRIEFS?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GIRL OR A GUY?
I like intelligence. Iím not gay, but I hate homophobes. Honestly, intelligent girls.
TOP OR BOTTOM?
Have you seen a band lately?
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