1. What Do You Look For in a Band?

Dirty, sweaty, turbo charged, fuel injected rock’n’roll! We like to play the above… We like a fan that likes the above…and especially a fan who owns a couch!

2. Keeping Busy

We have been busy over the past few months… In March we headed over to the USA to showcase at SXSW, which was an absolute blast. We were over there for three weeks and managed to squeeze in some shows in Canada and lay down some recording time in Austin, Texas. Returning home we shot around doing a few shows before heading out on the road with The Superjesus on their national tour. Next up we’re co-headlining Sydney’s Black Cherry Rock’n’Roll event along with Regular John and a bunch of rad bands. Shit is gonna get crazy!

3. Best Gig Ever

Man… Where to start? There are a shitload that come to mind, one that I would put down as a fave would be our second show of the 2011 Bluesfest in Byron. As we fired up we had Kram appear dancing like Elvis on the stage where a bass player or third band member would stand. He was on fire, pulling out all the stops, then towards the end of the set he collapsed on the stage from exhaustion, or maybe too many beers. You can make up your own mind on that one. To have a dude dancing on our stage that we both looked up to growing up, that was rock’n’roll!

4. Current Playlist

I have actually been smashing a lot of early Pantera into my ears of late. That shit never gets old to me. It takes me back to when I saw them tear apart the Adelaide Entertainment Centre many, many moons ago with so much aggression. R.I.P. Dimebag.

5. Your Ultimate Rider

Ultimate rider, hey! We’re pretty easy going blokes and don’t need much so maybe just a FULL slab of cans. At the moment we are just happy with a few beers before and after the show. Oh yeah, and Dale’s multi-coloured Anal Beads.

Jackson Firebird play Black Cherry at the Factory Theatre in Enmore on Saturday July 20.

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