RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW GERMAN BAND THE PARLOPHONICS
What made you decide to start in music?
As I had abandoned music years ago, the start of the pandemic in 2020 made me return to songwriting and producing. I have been very fortunate to Fernando and Hugh with a very like minded test of music. So The Parlophonics were born.
Introduce us to your members and your musical history?
So we are The Parlophonics, our outstanding vocalist Hugh Macdonald from London (aka Fairhazel) and Fernando Perdomo on Electrics and Drums from North Hollywood (Echo in the Canyon) plus me, Robert Horvath, Guitars, Bass and Mellotrons from Dresden, Germany.
Whats one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
Puh – there is no. I do not expect the world to know all the questions we might have been asked before. Every polite question is welcome.
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
Nope – Life is to complex for successful conspiracies.
Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?
A few plug-ins I thought I would need to mix the album, but I have never used.
What useless party trick do you have?
I don’t like parties – so disappearing is my favorite.
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
Playing Tram Fair Open Air in Munich, an evening where everything turned out to be perfect. Never experienced again – almost.
What was the worst experience on stage?
None – being on stage is never bad.
Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about?
Well, we have never met in person but the band chemistry did develop and is still growing in a very positive way.
If you had to describe your band/music to an alien how would you describe it?
We are – hands down – the greatest Band on earth. Aliens may buy it.
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
Our love to an era that has faded long ago but we try to rebuild it a bit with the means of our times. We are bridge builders in a way.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?
The war in Ukraine. A loss of souls and freedom I thought would never happen again in Europe. It is so sad.
Whats your favourite song to play live and why?
These Days as it moves the crowed each time to maximum.
I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?
True, we have the first single of our New Album „Reading Kerouac“ (album coming by the end of the year) out right now. It’s called „Heaven Can Wait“ and features the great Denny Seiwell on drums.
Talk me through the thought process of the single?
The Song has been co-written with German Songwriter and Performer Rae Jarvis about 15 years ago but never published so far.
What was the recording process like?
The song has been recorded again on two continents and several locations. I have done the acoustic pilot tracks in Germany, sent it to Hugh for the extra ordinary vocals done in UK and then Denny and Fernando recorded the drums and lead guitars at Stairway Studio in North Hollywood. Then a friend from Italy – Rudy Fantin – added a nice Hammond in Italy.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
No matter how old a song is, it will always come out stellar for fresh ears.
Would you change anything now its finished?
Nope – true perfection has to be imperfect.
What are your plans for the year ahead?
Doing as many albums as possible.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Peace and love are the most precious things we own – we have to regain all again.