Six Deep Holiday
Interview with Tom Edwards
Ade, Jim, Colin and Andy from Kidderminster rockers Six Deep Holiday talk about why they think the current rock scene is rubbish and the disturbing disappearance of Roland Rat…
Classy Britrockers Six Deep Holiday used to be called Viva Finito. All the same, they brought their addictive blend of filthy pop to the George Hotel, as part of the 2005 Bewdley Festival!
Tom Edwards caught up with Ade, Jim, Colin and Andy for a swift pint and a chat about why they think the current rock scene is rubbish and the disturbing disappearance of Roland Rat…
Hello gentlemen, how are you?
Ade: We're alright thanks, looking forward to the gig tonight.
How would you describe the Six Deep Holiday 'sound'?
C: Dirty rock filth pop, that’s our tag line. Erm, Steps combined with Black Sabbath?
Sounds like an intriguing mix. This is actually the second coming for you guys isn't it?
A: We used to be a three piece about five years ago. We did that for six months, got some songs ready and then Colin moved away to be an entertainer.
What do you mean exactly, like a Red Coat at Butlins?
C: It was holiday entertainment shows for pensioners. Frank Sinatra sort of stuff. Awful work, but it was a great learning experience and I've brought a lot of it back to the band.
Are you targeting an elderly audience with Six Deep Holiday?
C: If they buy the records great, but personally I think they'd hate us!
So what's different about the band this time round then?
A: The world needs us now! There's a lot different, we're a bit older and wiser more than anything. We're not kids anymore…to an extent.
Do you have a more serious agenda now, or is the idea still to play in the pubs for your mates?
A: We want to take it somewhere if we can.
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You've already described yourselves as more of a live band, but you've just finished recording your demo so tell us about that.
C: We did it basically as a live thing, which is what we do best. We played together as a band, tidied it up afterwards and that's what we do.
Is that typical of how you do things in the studio?
A: To be honest, it was probably more to do with the time limit. We went down to Surrey and we only had a few hours to do it, so we just got it done.
What do you think of the current rock scene?
C: No fun. It's all this nu-metal and these American college punk bands, that's all it is.
Do you think that a band such as Six Deep Holiday is relevant today, or don't you care?
C: The music scene needs a kick up the backside and a shot in the arm and I think that we're the people to do it.
Let's get down to the real nitty-gritty for a minute…
Andy: You mean like Ade's hair loss situation?
Well actually I was looking on your website a while back and all of the member profiles consistently identify Ade as the most hated person in the band. Why is this?
Andy: Spend a couple of hours with him and you'll find out.
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Who starts all the fights?
C: We don't really have any serious arguments.
Name something about a fellow band member that makes you insanely jealous. You can lie if you want to…
Andy: Ade's fabulous hairline!
Name someone famous who you'd like to have a drink with.
C: Evil Knievel. I'd love to meet him, I think he'd be an absolutely fantastic person.
That's the fickle nature of fame though…
J: Mine's probably Mr Kipling, so that I can get hold of his secret recipe.
What's the most embarrassing album in your record collections?
J: Right Said Fred, they're pretty embarrassing. And Papa Roach, they're pretty bad.
Sadly, in 2008, the band decided to 'call it a day' and Six Deep Holiday were no more.
You can listen to all the latest music from across the two counties on the Friday Session, every week from 7pm on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
last updated: 05/03/2009 at 18:42
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