between 1987 and 1992 they actually charted with 13 singles and
released 4 albums, which included their self titled debut album
which reached no 7 in the album charts, before splitting up in 1993.
In 1999 they reformed, playing acoustic gigs and the occasional
electric one, before reforming full time in 2002.
current line up is Julianne Regan (Vocals), Andy Cousin (Bass),
Toni Haimi (Guitar), Ben Savigear (Drums).
their gig at Bury Met Centre, I was lucky enough to grab a quick
chat to Andy and Julianne.
in the midst of your current tour. How's it been going so far?
been good, we have had lots of great responses. We are used to having
a loyal following - lots of our fans seem to go to every gig.
You reformed in 1999 after a period of 7 years, how did that come
Mission were playing a couple of gigs, and we were asked to support
them. After this we decided on carry on. We decided afterwards to
do a few acoustic shows, which was strange at first, but people
seemed to like what we were doing, so we carried on adding more
started playing quite a lot of acoustic gigs, rather than electric
gigs after this, what was the reasoning behind this?
seemed to like hearing the electric songs in an acoustic environment,
besides which we didn't have a drummer.
A lot of people will remember you for your hit single 'Martha's
Harbour', which sounds very different to what you are doing now.
How would you describe your sound now?
is more contemporary - more true to what we want to do because we
are not signed to a record company. It is really hard to categorise
what we are trying to do - it comes from the heart!
you reformed, you have released 4 live albums, and an internet only
release, why no official new album yet?
had to write it. We don't want to release anything until we are
100 % happy with what we are doing. However, we will be releasing
an album this year.
have a new single out entitled 'Let Me Go Home' in May. Why release
a single now?
a shortcut. I will tell you truth - you don't have to sell many
records to get in the chart these days. So it's a profile raising
What are the 5 essential things you take along on tour with you
(apart from your instruments)?
Hair Straighteners, Digital Camera, Toni's make up bag, and a large
collection of CDs.
from playing Burnley in 2000, and Morecambe in 2001, this is the
nearest you have played in the Lancashire area since you reformed.
Is there any reason why you haven't managed to play places like
Blackburn, Blackpool, and Preston yet?
go where our agent tells us. We are likely to be playing at Burnley
Mechanics later this year before Christmas.
Finally, if people are interested further in what you are doing
at the moment, how can they find out more?
can keep up to date via our official website Candytree
site. And maybe watch Top of the Pops on Friday 29th May
- if we are on we will remember to sing this time!!
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