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The Ghosties
Ghosties get a grilling by Sam!

The Ghosties at Rockinbeerfest

Sam's very taken when she hears The Ghosties at Rockinbeerfest. Armed with her BBC gadgets, she finds out all about the boys...

The Ghosties - a real serious bunch of lads!
Sam - Blast Reporter
Hmmm.  Let me think about this awhile!

Ghosties @ Rockinbeerfest, Huntingdon
Saturday 21st August, 2004

These guys were Scottish, and funny on stage, they had a good audience going and kept them entertained so I thought why not, I will interview The Ghosties. They were backstage and I just so happened to be too, so we sat down, and after they made me laugh I had to take it more seriously and managed to have a good interview with them.

The band – Jay Jay on drums and trumpet, Steven on bass and John on guitar and vocals.

Firstly, you’re called The Ghosties, who thought of the name and has it got a meaning?
"It has got a meaning; we use to be called Ghost Riders but people ended up calling us The Ghosties so we ended up changing it. There is a long long long story but to put it short it comes from an old car club."

Do you have a website of your own?
" Yep, www.theghosties.co.uk "

So what kind of music do you play?
"Well it’s a bit of jazz. Detroit house and a bit of funky techno."

Do you have an album out at the moment?
"We have 2 EPs out at the moment, both of which you can buy on our website for £3."

What would you say is expected of these EPs?
"The first EP we have already sold over 2,000 copies, selling them on our own. We are self-employed, doing this as a business with over 80 gigs so far. As we do our gigs we sell CDs as well. And we are currently trying to get our CDs sold in record shops; we are looking into that now."

Where would you like to see yourself in about three year’s time?
"I would like to be on Top of the Pops."

Lastly, why should people come and see you?
"Because we are great and well entertaining! We are the hardest working band in Britain and that’s a fact because we have so many gigs we practise everyday and people can notice that when we are on stage."

These guys were funny to interview, and even though some of the answers were a little strange, they do seem to be working very hard for themselves. Keep working hard lads!

The Ghosties had a great sound and were really cool. To find out more about them check out their site on www.theghosties.co.uk

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