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Interview – The Everly Pregnant Brothers

Hi brothers, hope you are all well, thanks for joining us in the RGM lounge today.

It’s been a bit of a wild last year, how have you guys managed to pass time and stay sane during lockdown?

We’ve all had our own little outlets, I’m doing a radio show on Rockingham Radio, Klive is always busy with ITN stuff, Nick has been completing jigsaw puzzles on a weekly basis, Charley has been learning how to play Chapman stick, Bails and Johnny have taken up Yogic fishing, and our leader Pete has undertaken an intensive programme of underwater basket weaving with his faithful hound, sir Eric of Azteca. Other than that we’ve been trying to come up with new material.

How positive are you feeling now we are in 2021?

Very positive, we’re all at least one vaccination jab in, and the signs are good that we can get out and about more freely in the coming weeks, there looks like a bigger light at the end of the tunnel, and fingers crossed we’ll be out gigging before you know it.

How has 2020  effected your mental health?

Personally it’s been a rough year for me, my mum died just before lockdown, so I was already in a bad place, but we’ve all got great support and love from our loved ones and from our fanbase, they really are there for us with messages and it really does mean the world to us as a band.

How are you feeling now the road map has been announced and live gigs can return?

Giddy! That’s the best way to describe it, if everything goes to plan, we’ll be back onstage at Holmfirth Picturedrome on June 25th. In the meantime, there is something else in the pipeline…

As an experience group / collective, drawing on your experiences, how does the industry feel today compared to 5 or 10 years ago?

Saturated, which isn’t in a sense a bad thing, the ease of making music at home of really high quality means that there are thousands of people doing it. The flip side is that there are only so many people that can hear it, and the competition is ridiculous. The right place right time cliché has never been truer than it is now. Really talented people are plugging away and getting nowhere, but some less talented folk are getting ‘discovered’. 

Who is inspiring you at the minute on the Sheffield unsigned scene?

Jet Age Racer are worth a listen, and the sunset collective, they’re knocking out some great tunes, Charlotte Branson is gonna be a huge star, Before Breakfast are always brilliant, and Harriet Rose Grant is a real big hitter in modern country music, she’s a breath of fresh air.



Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about? 

Johnny is a beekeeper and makes some remarkable honey, Nick has his own flagpole and has a flag flying every day of the year, Pete is fast becoming a piano/keyboard wizard, Charley is in the process of recording an album with his other band, Bails should not be trusted in charge of a reverb pedal, ever! Klive is an excellent marksman with an air rifle or air pistol, he’ll have someone’s eye out, and for myself, I’m writing my autobiography, working title “who told that knobhead he could sing?”

Tell us about a time when you had a proper reyt laugh while you were all together?

There have been so many! Back in the old days we had a weekend trip to Waterford for a festival where we got heckled by small children and then busked in a bar for pints of Guinness, it would have cost the landlord less to pay us for a gig! The O2 gigs are always special, and tramlines, especially the main stage and fat cat bog roof gigs. It’s just a reyt laugh knocking about with the lads, even in dire circumstances like pissing rain on the fat cat roof, to Peterborough….. if you know, you know.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Yes! On Saturday 24th of April, we’re streaming a live gig via themill.tv, if you go to the gig cartel website, you can book tickets for the event, it was strange playing to an empty Corporation in front of crew only, but it was such a laugh being back onstage with the lads, and all the usual banter, there’s all the classics, and a new song to preview!

Also, www.rockinghamradio.co.uk, Thursday night 8 til 10, Saturday night 9 till midnight, Down The Rabbit Hole with me, Big Shaun!

Live Gig News – The brothers have filmed a full live concert at Corporation in Sheffield in stunning HD with incredible audio and we’ll be beaming it into households via themill.tv website on April 24th at 8 pm… So make sure you’ve got a fridge full of pies and beer with plenty of gin on hand because the brothers are back! TICKETS HERE  Live On’t Tinterweb

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