I caught up with a new band on the Newcastle scene (yet with some familiar faces from bands I’ve loved in the past) for a few photos during a great rehearsal (some seriously catchy tunes!) and some questions…
Can you introduce the new band?
We are “Drama Club Rejects” line up is Nick Parsons (Gtr/vox), Stidi (Drums/xox), Nash (Bass) and Stesh Thompson (Gtr).
The band got together earlier this year, around February (2015) and started jamming songs that Stidi and Nick already had written and took it from there.
How would you describe your music to people?
DCR’s sound is melodic pop/rock/punk with edgy, grungy riffs and tunes that will haunt your head.
Who is the biggest influence(s) for the band?
As a collective our influences are way to many to mention so there is’nt one band I would pin point and say thats us,we just like good songs and riffs so anything from The Beatles to Metallica and all inbetween.
Where did the band name come from?
We had a list of about 11 names and Drama Club Rejects came out top, yeah 10 rejects!
If you could play anywhere with any support bands of your choice, what would be your ‘dream’ show?
A dream show? Just a one that went well would be a good start, again collectively we’ve all done so many gigs over the years some probably have been dream shows to other people, especially ones Stidi and Nick have done with former bands. So I would say a decent stage, good sound and a full house would be good.
Where can people find out more?
Best place to keep up to date is www.facebook.com/dramaclubrejects
Any shows coming up?
We have our first gig on Sat Dec 5th at Trillians Rock Bar Newcastle upon Tyne.
Keep an eye out for these. I can’t wait to hear more!
Interview and photos by Graeme J Baty