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Bree Walters

Bree Walters
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Interview With Bree Walters By Chris

Bree Walters is one great australian actress
She was on the great australian drama Always Greener.
We want to see more of her on our screens.
So I wanted to interview her as she is one great
actress.

1. What made you want to be an actress?

That’s a very good question and looking back now it was
probably a very stupid decision, but hey, it seemed like a
good idea at the time. This however is coming from the
mouth of a currently unemployed actress. But in all
seriousness I love acting and at the time hoped to and
still intend to make a living out of it. It could all
horrible blow up in my face though.

2. Who were your idols growing up?

James Dean, Maxwell Smart, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis,
Marilyn Monre, Dumbo and the feather, Kylie “Locomotion
faze”, Mickey Mouse, Johnny Depp, The golden Arch aka
Mickey Dees. Judy Garland, Wednesday Addams, Audrey
Hepburn. There’s plenty more but that’s just a sweet
few.

3. Would you go overseas for a role in a film?

YES!!!!! I absolutely love travelling and if I could
combine the two that would be a beautiful thing.

4. What was it like working on Always Greener?

Some would say BEST! I worked with very talented folk,
visited all sorts of yummy places in Australia and got paid
to act. What more could you want than a cherry on
top.

5. Did you get a lot of experience and skill out of
it?

I certainly learned a lot in those two years and that’s
mainly due to the creative little energies that buzzed
around me. Ummmm, now skill. I hope I picked up some of
that?

6. Did you learn much from some of the more experienced
actors?

I learned so much from everyone who worked on that show,
but I was certainly blessed with mum and bro.

7. Did you enjoy your time on the show?

Affirmative! And I wish it had of lasted just a little
longer. But I’ve built that bridge and am currently
crossing it.

8. Do you still keep in contact with the cast?

Yeah! I saw Mickey last week and am catching up with Daniel
Bowden today for a bevy in St Kilda. The weather however is
looking a tad iffie! But knowing good old Melbourne town
it’ll come good. There is one performer I have severed ties
with and this
is………………………………………………
Jack, my character Pip’s dog.

7. What are some of your favourite movies?

The Adams family, From Hell minus Heather Grahram,
Chocolat, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Wizard of Oz,
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,
Sleepy Hollow, A Girl on a Bridge, Reality Bites,
Beetlejuice, Ledgends of the Fall, arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I
just realized we could be here all day I’ll stop.

8. What movies you have seen lately you have really
enjoyed?

To tell you the truth it’s been a while in between drinks
in regard to the cinemas, but I did see The Notebook with
my mum and sister when I was last in town and there was
definitely a few tears.

9. What kinda role would you most like to
play?

I would love to play a Lara Croft type role and kick some
serious butt. But standing short at165cm, facially looking
like a 12year old and not carrying all that much in a
certain region I think perhaps hell could freeze over
before that one occurs. I would also love to play a vampire
or a witch. I’m very intrigued by the occult. Oh, Oh and
Cat Woman. Ever since I was a wee one I always hankered for
that role. However lets all give a cheers to Halle Berry
for taking that one out of contention for the next ten
years.

10. What are your thoughts on studio remaking
movies?

I’m all up for it. It simple means more work opportunities
for little old me. However, It does depend on the movie and
the creative team behind it.

11. Who would you most like to work with?

Arrrrr, here comes a dream list. Cate Blanchett, Johnny
Depp, Orlando Bloom (purely just to gork @), Robert Deniro,
Tim Burton, Quintin Tarantino, Bob Hope (yeah I did say
dream list) everyone at CHANNEL 7, 9,10, ABC, SBS, all PAY
TV CHANNELS and the whole entire Australian FILM &
THEATRE INDUSTRY, really just anyone, I am not at all
fussed.

12. What’s your view on realty TV? Good Or
Bad?

Definitely BAD! very very bad.

13. What have you got lined up next?

That’s a another good question, know anyone?

14. What’s in your stereo at the moment?

Probably cockroaches! I live in Sydney. The joint is
littered with them. But returning to the question at hand
Michael Buble. He sings like a dream and I love all those
old crooner classics.

15. What are your favourite music
artists/bands?

The Rat Pack, Beatles, Fiona Apple, Chemical Brothers,
Bjork, U2, The Three Tenors.

Bye Bye

Bree

Thanks to Pauline from I.C.S. & Associates for
setting it up and Bree for doing it

Kristilyn Robertson

Kristilyn
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Interview With Kristilyn Robertson By Chris

Kristilyn Robertson is a great singer songwriter from
Canada
Her songs are fantastic and well I wanted to know
more

Her Website

How did you get into music?

I first heard Tori Amos’ album, Under the Pink, around
1995. A friend and I were so excited that we were able to
get library cards and immediately began to take out movies
and music. I fell in love with the album and wanted to do
what Tori did. I thought it was absolutely amazing that
someone could put that much energy and passion into their
craft.

What were your major influences?

Oh my. I would have to put Tori Amos on top of the list. I
had never been one of those girls who were caught up in the
boy-band crazes when I was growing up, so I tended to drift
towards what my older brothers were listening to. I loved
Dire Straits and Pink Floyd, especially and I soon
discovered bands like The Cure and Kate Bush. Now I am
really into people like Sarah Slean, Charlotte Martin,
Hawksley Workman, Jeff Buckley, Ben Folds Five, etc., etc.
And I can never forget the roots that I first learned on
the piano – the music of the great classical composers,
such as Rachmaninov, Chopin, Liszt, and Beethoven.

If you could have a three band bill who would they
be?

Wow – that’s a tough question! There are some great
Edmonton bands that I would love to play with, like Ann
Vriend, or Bryce Kulak. I think if I had to narrow it down
to myself, and two others, they would have to be Elly K. (a
fabulous Russian songstress) and Sarah Slean.

What music do you class yourself as?

I think I’m more of a lounge rock act. Think of a much more
tamer Tori Amos, with a few more strings, a few more horns,
and a few twists and turns of Lindi. I think it’s a very
eclectic mix of instruments in a style that is favourable
and easy to listen to, no matter what the current music
craze is.

Where do you think you will be in 10 years?

I hope that I have the funds and resources available then
to continue creating music. I want to be able to have my
own home studio where I can play out the sounds in my head
and slowly mix and dissolve them into the track that I hear
a song to be. I want to try everything there is in music
and see what I’m best at – if that takes more than 10
years, then so be it.

What has been your best gig you have played so
far?

My best gig was at the Backroom Vodka Bar in Edmonton. The
setting was an extremely small, smoky bar; the tiniest
keyboard known to man that did not transpose anywhere but
into the bass region; the bass amp that doubled as a piano
stool; and the countless glasses of red wine that I could
drink. Amazingly, however, the band and I played a great
show! I was really upset with the setting and the lack of
thinking that went into the show, but I think because we
were so close to one another on stage, we could all feel
the power oozing out of each other’s skin and we just gave
all that we had to give. It was such a huge adrenaline rush
that night and I wish I could do it again.

What made you want to go out and play music?

I don’t think that it’s something that you want to do. It’s
something that you have to do, it’s this drive inside of
you that forces you to get into your car, drive to a club
and just bleed your entire soul to a crowd of unsuspecting
listeners.

What are your thoughts on file sharing and the MP3
format?

I don’t think I would have had the responses that I’ve
gotten for my music unless there was file sharing and MP3s.
I wish that I had the means to produce a lot more music to
share with the music listening community and then I would
provide a lot more.

Who would you most like to record a song with?

I think the one person that fits my musical taste that I
would have a blast with is Bryce Kulak. He’s from Edmonton
and I saw him perform once. He played this song called
‘Pelican,’ which is about living inside a Pelican’s mouth.
It’s the funniest song to listen to.

Do you think the internet is good for helping artists
get known?

I think so. There are definitely sites like Garage Band,
Sound Click, CD Baby, etc., that help unknown artists get
out there. And for a person like me who doesn’t get out and
perform a lot, it’s great to have the online community
supporting the music.

What bands/artists are you listening to
lately?

Currently, I am listening to Sarah Slean’s new album, Day
One. I am also quite into Rachael Yamagata, Charlotte
Martin, Hawksley Workman, Pilate, The Triplets of Belleview
soundtrack, Jeff Buckley, Sarah Harmer, Goldfrapp, Anne
Heaton, Andrea Revel, John Mayer, Radiohead,
Anameike.

Who has helped you out the most?

I would have to say the people that listen to my music have
helped the most. Without them, and without their
encouragement, I would still be feeding songs to my karaoke
machine and hiding in my basement.

If you could be on The Simpsons who would you be
playing?

I would play some crazy, Mary Poppins-type character that
Lisa idolizes for while, but then realizes that she’s
really an old coot living a Parisian dream.

What has the response been like for your
album?

The response has been wonderful. I really did not think
that I would have as many fans that I do, or as many people
who love my music that do. It’s been a really great time
and I hope there are many more years of it to come.

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David Dyas

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Interview With David Dyas By Chris

David Dyas is one great singer songwriter.
His song are well written and are also very good.
So here is our interview with David.
David Website

1. How did you get into music?

My parents had a piano in the house. I started plunking out
tunes when I was really young. My aunt brought an Old
Spanish guitar over not long after, and that pretty much
did me in. Also, I grew up in Alabama, close to New
Orleans, where my mom’s from. Music’s a big part of life
down in those parts.

2. What were your influences when growing up?

In high school I was (and still am) into bands like The
Replacements, Husker Du, R.E.M., The Church, Bad Brains,
Jane’s Addiction, etc. Before that, it was lots of 60s and
southern rock, and whatever country music my dad listened
to on the radio. I grew up around older musicians who were
into more bluesy, jazzy stuff, and they got me into Steely
Dan, the Allman Brothers, stuff like that. I was exposed to
lots of different music, which I’m really grateful
for.

3. What has the response been like to the
album?

The response has been so cool. Amoeba Music, the biggest
independent Record store in the U.S., picked
ReallySuperGood as one of their staff favourites for 2004.
I also was asked to score a film called “The Talent Given
Us” after the director heard my record. The movie went to
the Sundance Film Festival this year, and we’ve won awards
at other festivals, which has been great for me because
more and more people are hearing my music.

4. Who you enjoyed playing with the most?

Joey Santiago of the Pixies produced my old band. I had a
Blast…he’s extremely talented and cool. This other band I
was in had a regular gig in Malibu. One night Tom Petty sat
in with us. We played a bunch of covers, Dylan, B.B. King.
Yeah, that was pretty rad. I’m also very lucky that I still
get to make music with the guys I grew up with in Mobile,
Alabama. We all live in Los Angeles now and work with each
other as much as possible.

5. Have you had much response from labels?

Haven’t shopped it. I’m more interested right now in doing
for myself What labels used to do: develop the artist. So,
I’m happy to put out a record or two on my own and keep
building my fan base. Eventually the industry and I will
wed in some blessed union.

6. Any chance of coming down under to play?

All I need are some gigs and some Qantas frequent flyer
miles. My Drummer and bass player are on tour right now
with Ben Lee. I keep Bugging them to get me an opening
slot. Also, my friend Jeffrey Cain (One of the guys I grew
up with mentioned above) has a band with Steve Kilbey of
the Church called Isidore. They also need to play shows and
get me to open. Jeff, if you read this, gets to work on
booking us a tour.

7. What is your view on file sharing and the mp3
format?

I discover lots of new music off the Internet, and lots of
people Discover me, too. When I hear something I like, I go
buy the CD. So Yeah, I’m a fan. I think all the music
industry’s complaining about Downloads is overblown, and
all those RIAA lawsuits are so goddamn Lame. Some guy has
to spend his whole college tuition because he downloaded
music? That’s a real shame. Thank God I never got arrested
For all the mix tapes I made.

8. Any one you would really like to tour with?

I’m a big My Morning Jacket fan. They’d be great to tour
with. So would Kings of Leon. I like hanging out with other
southerners who make good music. I saw Ben Kweller at
Sundance. He was really damn good, and we have a similar
vibe. Yeah, him too.

9. Have you had much response from overseas?

A radio station in Belgium requested a copy of
ReallySuperGood. I’ve no idea if they’re playing it…I
should probably find out, shouldn’t I?

10. What would we find on your stereo at the
moment?

Last night I was playing along to “Beatles for Sale”. I’ve
been Listening to “The Milk-Eyed Mender” by Joanna Newsom
allot, also “Cellar Door” by John Vanderslice. Let’s
see…what else? The Band, the brown album. Chuck Berry,
“Chuck Berry is On Top”. Ted Leo, “Hearts of Oak”. And, and
I said, I really love My Morning Jacket.

11. Realty TV? Good or bad?

I like “Family Bonds,” the one about the family from New
Jersey in the Bail Bonds business. Otherwise, I like my TV
made up. “Kung Fu” is the best TV show ever…except maybe
for “Good Times”.

12. What movies have you enjoyed recently?

“Sin City”. Loved it. It was especially cool ’cause I saw
in Brooklyn on a lousy, rainy day. I came out of the
theatre expecting to get in a fight with prostitutes and
crooked cops. No such luck.

13. What are your favourite movies?

“Star Wars” (the original theatrical release). I think “The
Royal Tenenbaums” might be my favourite movie of the past
few years. I can Quote most of “The Big Lebowski”. “Blazing
Saddles”, without, question one of my favourites. “81/2”,
“The Right Stuff”…there’s more, but I reckon that gives
folks the idea.

14. If you were on The Simpsons where would you be
playing?

I would be playing at the airport bar where Otto the bus
driver’s girlfriend dances topless. There’s an obscure
reference for the true fans out there.

Thanks for your time any last words

ReallySuperGood is available here: www.cdbaby.com/daviddyas,
and you can download it off the iTunes Music Store. I’m
also finishing up a new 4-song EP, which should be
available early in June. For updates, please visit my web
site: www.daviddyas.com.

Thanks!

Pensive


Pensive

Pensive are a really great punk band.

Their songs are catchy and damm out right rocking.

This interview was done a while back

but here it is.

Parx-E Webzine Interview with Julio Godoy and Pat

Smith from PENSIVE

 

How did the band

form?

 

Julio:     Pat and I met in

high school on the tennis team in 1999 and got to know each other.  The first time I went over to his

house I saw that he had a drum set and before too long we were messing

around, playing drums and guitars together.  The next year, we met our original

bass player at school and the three of us started the band, then

advertised for a drummer, and it kept going from

there.

 

Pat:      Julio and I

are the only members who have been in it from the beginning.  We’ve had different bass players

and drummers rotate in and out of the band.  Right now, the lineup is awesome

because everyone in the band went to high school together and we’re pretty

good friends.  I like having

people in the band who aren’t

strangers.

 

Who has been your favorite band to play

with?

 

Pat:      My favorite

local band to play with was a San Diego band called Agent 51 . . . those

guys are cool.  They aren’t

together anymore, but they were awesome.  As far as national touring bands

go, I probably enjoyed playing most with No

Motiv.

 

Julio:     I have to say the

same thing about local bands, Agent 51.  A national band I’d choose would

be Fallout Boy.  We recently

played a show with them here in San Diego, and it was the first time we

played in a sold-out room. 

There were about 600 kids there, and it was unbelievable, really a

lot of fun.

 

Who are your

influences?

 

Julio:     The Beatles,

Green Day, The Ataris, NFG, Yellowcard, really too many bands to

mention.  Right now I’m

listening to American Idiot a lot.  I think that record is

amazing.

 

Pat:      My

influences range from The Smashing Pumpkins to The Ataris to Brand

New.  But I also like Muse a

lot, Led Zepplin, I listen to a lot of different bands.           

 

If you could who would you most like to play

with?

 

Julio:     Green Day, The

Ataris, or New Found Glory.

 

Pat:      Brand New, I’d

enjoy that a lot.

 

If you were allowed to play on the Simpsons, where

would it be?

 

Julio:     Sector 7G,

Springfield Nuclear Plant.

 

Pat:     

Huh?


Where has been your favorite venue to

play?

 

Julio:     The Scene, here

in San Diego, used to be an awesome venue, but it’s closed now.  We have a great venue now called

SOMA that is even better. 

While we were on tour this past summer, we played at CBGB in New

York and The Middle East in Boston. 

Those venues are both a lot of

fun.

 

Pat:      Playing at

CBGB was amazing.  The history

in that place just seeps out of the walls the minute you walk in the

door.  That has been the most

interesting venue we’ve played in, I

think.

 

What are you listening to at the

moment?

 

Julio:     I listen to a lot

of different bands, but right now mostly Green Day’s new record

American Idiot, Yellowcard’s Ocean Avenue, and Denver

Harbor’s Scenic.

 

Pat:      At this

very moment I’m listening mostly to Led Zepplin, The Smashing Pumpkins,

and Recover.

 

Any new releases in the

pipeline?

 

Julio:     We have a new EP called

Something About the Stars that we’re supporting right now.  It was produced by Will Salazar,

who used to be in Fenix TX, but is now in Denver Harbor.  You can hear some of the songs on

our website at www.pensive.net, or at www.purevolume.com/pensive.  We licensed it for sale in Japan

on BigMouth Records, and it’s sold about 5,000 copies so far over

there. 

 

Pat:      Julio and I

are also writing new material that will probably see the light of day next

year in 2005.

 

Any final

words?

 

Julio:     We actually have

a pretty good mailing list going in Australia, and we really want to say

how much we appreciate the support of our Australian fans and Street Team

members.

 

Pat:      Yeah,

thanks to all of you in Australia who support us, you’re awesome.  And those of you who don’t know us

yet, check out our website, and join our mailing list.  We’ll mail you a free promo CD if

you do!

Halifax

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Interview With Chris From Halifax By Chris

Halifax is one brilliant band who music rocks.

So here the interview with Halifax.

Halifax Website

1.How did you get into music?

My best friend Eric and I decided we wanted to learn how to play the guitar so we
did

2.What were your major influnces growing up?

NOFX, Inflames, Iron Maiden.

3.How did Halifax form?

The singer and I were writing a bunch of good music together and we needed other
musicians for the band. Tommy the drummer was mikes friend and Adam the guitar
player was my friend

4. What has been your favourite show to date?

The show in New Jersy at club Krome with The Early November

5. What has the response been to your new song released?

Kids always ask for it where ever we play and there is a little internet buzz
about “Halifax’s new song”

6. Whho do you enjoy playing with?

Homegrown

7. How has zines helped in getting your music out there

Not very much actually, we arent in that many zines

8. What are your views on the mp3 format and filesharing?

I think its great, kids have easy acess to our music so they can come sing along
at shows

9. Do you think the internet is good for getting your music out there?

The best!!!!

10. Who would most like to record a song with if you could?

Dave Grohl

11. If Halifax could be on The Simpsons where would they be playing?

In Moe’s tavern

12. When touring what is the album that must be played on the tour bus?

Cartel (they are our boys)

13. What movie is always played on the tour bus?

We dont have a T.V.

The Travoltas

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Interview With Perry From The Travoltas By Chris

The Travoltas are band who
has pop styling of The Beach Boys mixed with the punk rock
styling of The Ramones.
But the music so damm catchy and makes you rock out.
So I wanted to find out from this rocking band.

The Travoltas
Website

1.How did you get into music?

I got into music when I was probably 5 years old, then I
got my first drumkit. I started playing in bands since I
was 13 years old, and switched from drums to vocals later
on. Most of us are playing their instruments for all their
lives. We grew up listening to Kiss and Iron Maiden, later
we discovered the Ramones and Bad Religion, which made us
want to form a band.

2.What were your major influnces growing up?

Elvis, The Beach Boys, The Ramones, Bad Religion, Kiss,
Iron Maiden, that kind of stuff.

3.How did The Travoltas form?

We formed in Highschool. I started out with Vince, we were
already playing in a punkband, but our leadsinger had to be
institutionalized (!), so we had to move in a different
direction. I started singing, we found some other guys who
were willing to start a surfpunkband, and the rest is
history!

4. What has been your favourite show to date?

There are so many to choose from. We played in front of
50,000 people, but also for 1 guy who got kicked out of the
club cause he brought his own beer.. Maybe the Dynamo
Festival, The Lowlands Festival (both in Holland) or the
Swedish Hulstfred Festival, at least they’re in my top 5!
The Vans Warped tour was also a great experience.

5. What has the response been to your new song
released?

So far pretty good. Some people think we’ve gone too poppy,
but we’re also getting new fans coming to our show. The
reviews in the magazines were, 9 out of 10, very
positive.

6. Whho do you enjoy playing with?

This year we had a lot of fun with The Creetins and The
Hawaiians from Germany. Also the Popsters from Italy know
how to have a good party.

7. How has zines helped in getting your music out
there

A lot, because it’s a great way to reach out to people who
might not even know us. I think it’s also good for the
punkrock scene, at least smaller bands get supported
aswell.

8. What are your views on the mp3 format and
filesharing?

I don’t mind if people download a couple of songs to hear
what we’re all about. But if you like it, please buy it. We
put a lot of time, energy, talent and money in our
recordings, I think it would be unfair if musicians don’t
see anything back. Besides that, most mp3’s sound like
crap. As a producer, I put a lot of time in the recording
and mixing process, and I’m not doing that to have it end
up like crap on the web.

9. Do you think the internet is good for getting your
music out there?

Yes. It’s a great way to present yourself and make your
albums available. There are so many online cd-stores and
legal download sites, that it’s easier for punkrock fans
around the world to get music from the bands they love. I
remember the old days, when I’d order an album at a store
and had to wait for 3 weeks for it to arrive. Nowadays,
it’s just a click away.

10. Who would most like to record a song with if you
could?

Brian Wilson, the Messiah of Music.

11. If The Travoltas could be on The Simpsons where would they
be playing?

At Moe’s of course!! With unlimited amounts of Duff
Beer!

12. When touring what is the album that must be played
on the tour bus?

Painkiller by Judas Priest!