RGM Introducing – Weekend Recovery

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide to start a band / become an artist?

Hey! honestly for me it was watching Katy Perry part of me dvd. I watched it and was like yes, this is what I want to do and be. Up until then I trained as a dancer and was performing in musicals and as a backing dancer.

Introduce us all to the members?

Well I’m Lori I play guitar and sing, loz is on bass and Marcus on drums 

Whats one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?

Where the name comes from or how did the band start. I’ve been asked that so many times!!!

Which one is the biggest pain in the arse? (Lateness, forgets stuff etc.)

Being late and lazy! I see this as a job, you know if I turned up to my day job did the bare minimum and be late id lose it haha.

What is the unsigned scene in Leeds like at the minute?

Pretty diverse I’d say, loads of really great bands and super supportive of girls as well which is always a good thing.

How do you think the government have looked after the the night time economy / live gig circuit?

Ummm….well, not so well as of recent times. Its just the worst time for bands during covid, its hard enough normally haha  but this has really tested a lot of bands ans artists ans venues even 

What support is out there for new artists in Leeds ?

Come play with me is a great platform, I really like that there are a lot of small venues around Leeds, oporto is a particular favourite of mine.

What useless talent do you have/ party trick? 

I can do the worm haha

What was the most fun you have had on stage?

Just every time we play  its just the best,  nothing else matters and seeing my friends and family in the audience 

What was the worst experience on stage?

Rude sound engineers!!!!!! Or when one of your pedals cuts out, the fear is real.

Tell us a funny story from backstage?

Mmm locking Marcus in the toiler was pretty hilarious haha 

Name a four piece band made up of legends – who would be in it? (drummer, bass, lead singer etc)

Drummer zac farro from paramore bass Georgia from nova twins,  guitar jess from calva Louise and singer mmm Katy Perry obviously haha. Nah I guess some of these aren’t legend legends but they are to me.

What advice would you give someone going into the music industry?

Do not post everything you feel on social media…

Dont do it.

What makes you stand out as a band?

I think  we’re humble, so many bands are driven by ego its scary.

Right now, whats pissing you of the most? (Cant say the virus 🙂 

Bands giving up, were creative people we need to create opportunities not just sit at home and feel sad. I have wasted so much time being sad, so many things have been ruined by me being sad. I’m getting fed up of woe is me woe is everyone right now but you gotta pick up and crack on because if we don’t well be left with even less.

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

With Marcus sipping rum and laughing over nothing 

I hear you have a new single brewing, what can you tell us about it?

Yeah course , its about right liking someone and everyone saying nah he’s bad news but you knowing best…even though deep down you’re like yeah spot on.

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

Well get there, it might take time but in a few years they’ll be 20 mark history questions about covid and well be alright again.

Thanks for joining us today and all the best.