EMQ’s with ANDY ROCKS
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Bavaria, Germany based Rock band, Andy Rocks. Huge thanks to them for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Andrea: We are Andy Rocks from Germany and we play Rock Music. We started in 2018 and our first EP “Porcelain Heart” was released in 2019.
How did you come up with your band name?
Our singer is called Andrea and her nickname is Andy. Since we play rock the name Andy Rocks was chosen. The name of our guitarist is Andre and the one of our bass player is Andreas – so we got three Andy’s.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
Andrea: We are from the north of Bavaria, Germany. The Metal and Rocks scene is not too big here, but there are many cool bands.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Andrea: We have released our first full album this July which has the title “Look At What We’ve Done” and we also released a new video of the song ‘Get Me A Drink’.
‘Get Me A Drink’ (Official Video)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Andrea: To name some: Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘n’ Roses, …Scandal Rockband
What first got you into music?
Stoney Dee: Cocaine
Andreas: Guitars, whiskey, women
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Andrea: Black Stone Cherry would be cool!
Markus: Scandal Rockband
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Markus: Scandal Musicfest
Andreas: Sweden Rock Festival … If you want to see nearly every current band in hard rock, you have to go there…
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Stoney Dee: (laughing): A huge dick in the butt – ouch!
Andreas: sex, just sex…
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Andrea: Go to live shows and support new bands! Keep Rock and Roll alive!
Andreas: Kill Spotify …burn those motherfuckers to the ground!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Andrea: Freddie Mercury – there is no one like him!
Andreas: Steve Lee…he still had his legendary voice.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Andrea: Playing your songs in front of a great audience and feeling the energy is the best. But we also like the recordings and the creative process of songwriting.
Andreas: What I love: letting my guitar scream…What I hate: tidy up after the gig!
Andrea: What we don’t like is the business part.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Andrea: The whole Pay-to-play- thing, that you have to buy yourself in to become a support band for some other band and pay for that. Most bands cannot afford that and so they don’t get chances to play such shows.
Andreas: Capitalism kills the music industry…we need more creativity and supporting major labels.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Andrea: Bon Jovi – “These Days”
Andreas: Guns n’ Roses – “Appetite For Destruction”
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Andrea: CD’s and Vinyl – you got something in your hand.
Andreas: Vinyl…I can see the advantage of downloads…you have access to everything, but it’s too much and in the end new music is something in the background you don’t really listen to!
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Andrea: After our first gig with Andy Rocks at Yourstage Festival in Hof the lockdowns in Germany started. So that was the best so far, hahaha!
Andreas: Some of the last Adrenalize shows…
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Stoney Dee: Doing loads of cocaine off of stripers’ butts – oh wait, that’s what musicians do…What was the question again?
Andreas: maybe drinking too much!
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Stoney Dee: My Mom, my dealer, and the rest of the band.
Andreas: Mötley Crüe and Ozzy.
What’s next for the band?
Andrea: We hope that we can do more live shows again when the corona crisis calms down.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Andrea: We have a homepage, of course and we mainly use Facebook and YouTube.
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Andrea: Thank you for the interview and the Jaffa Cakes!
‘Regret’ (Official Video)
‘Look At What We’ve Done’ (Lyric Video)
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