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|THE BOX TOPS - The Comeback|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 06 October 2015 20:31|
1. What made the band to come back and what is the current line up?
G.T.: Bill Cunningham and I are the only original members who are able to play at this time. We've been playing these songs for almost 50 years now . We know a lot of people love these songs and we do, too. We had a rehearsal to see if we could do a good job on this material , and the rehearsal went very well.We will also add Rick Levy on guitar and vocals,Barry Walsh (who played 14 years with us)on keys, and Ron Krasinski on drums.We will add horns on our full band gigs.
B.C.: We recognized people still wanted to hear our songs. Who better to perform them? The question was how to make that happen without our lead vocalist, Alex Chilton. Perhaps promoters would have been happy to have us hire a lead vocalist to imitate Alex's style, similar to what other groups in like situations have done. That didn't seem a "Memphis thing" to do. Instead, we decided to cover lead vocals ourselves, an approach that's more true to our Memphis roots. Regarding the current lineup, we've surrounded ourselves with veteran musician friends we have known for years and who understand us, as well as our musical approach.
2. How do you position the band in the market, a band of veterans , a rock band or what?
G.T.: I think we're an original '60's Memphis music band.
3. Do you have any information about new recordings to share with us?
B.C.: No hard plans to record, although both Gary and I have participated in certain recordings recently, and there are people who would like us continue recording, so who knows what the future brings.
4. Do you plan to tour and where?
5. How did the success of the track "The Letter" affect your career?
6. How did the loss of Alex Clinton affect you as a band?
7. How do you face the fact that the album sales are not effective anymore but the bands have to be on the road every time? How does this affect the veteran bands?
8.What is the next step for the band?
9. What is the current process of the band for the recordings?
G.T.: No recording plans at this time.
10. Do you use the modern technology as a tool for your music composition and recording?
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