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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Risisng Stars - DOUBLE ECLIPSE

1. What's happened for the band in 2006? (Any line-up changes, new music etc)

The biggest shake up is with regards to the line-up. This is the first album where Alan and myself have played all the instruments. We're really excited to know what people will think.

2. What bands have you been involved with live wise during 2006 and live highlight(s)?

We really haven't looked at the live scene this year as we've been fully focused on the 'Eloquent Face Down' cd. This is something we hope to address in 2007.

3. What have been the highlight(s) and low point(s) of this year?

For the first time in the ten year history of this band I can honestly say that there have been no low points for us. I'm pleased to say we're inspired and excited to get the new cd out.

4. Is your audience the same people who have followed the band since its early days, or are you picking up a different fan base?

We seem to be picking up younger fans now which is a by product of the excellent rock scene that is currently thriving.

5. Any good rock 'n' roll tales to tell?

I'll save them for my autobiography! ;)

7. Your take on the current music scene (both rock & in gerneal terms)...

I really feel that there's never been a better time for music. It's exciting to see so many youngsters into rock music as there was a time in the nineties where I felt the rock genre in particular was very tired. The downloading business is just the big labels getting scared. For little bands like us it's fantastic as we're not getting censored by label bosses. As a band who were signed to a label in our early days, and knowing what this entails, it's great to be this liberated.

8. Which new musicians/bands do you think have impressed you? Who would you like to work with in the future?

I like the new gothic bands coming through as I can hear the influence of classic rock/metal music but with a new twist.
As far as working with anybody we're pretty happy working with each other at the moment and have never really looked beyond that boundary.

9. What would you like to achieve ideally by this time next year?

By this time next year I'd like us to have been heard by as many people as possible. It'd be nice to think we will have played some decent venues in support of our third album too. I'd love to have written more songs with Alan too as we're really on a creative roll at the moment.

10. Message to your fans...

I'd just like to thank them for supporting us (we've been doing this since '94) and to let them know that we've pulled out all the stops on 'Eloquent Face Down'.


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