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Interview – Jonathan Boulet

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Who are you and what are you doing here?

Jonathan Boulet of the band Jonathan Boulet. And I’m making it up as I go.

 

How did your music career start?

Our first gig as Jonathan Boulet was the first of a 16 date tour with Tame Impala. So it started nervous, unexperienced, under rehearsed, sounded a bit shit, and great.

 

How would you describe your music?

Rock and or Roll.

 

If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your sound which one would it be?

High Five Guy. Because it’s funny, dumb, loud, proud, and music comes before lyrics.

 

In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up an instrument, what would you say sets your band apart from the rest?

After picking up said instrument we practise with it a little more.

 

Where are people able to hear your songs?

If the people at home have the internet, I usually recommend that as good place to start. Otherwise they can buy the CD or Vinyl from your local CD store or again with the internet, order it from popfrenzy.com.au

http://popfrenzy.bandcamp.com/album/jonathan-boulet-gubba

https://soundcloud.com/jonathanboulet – For other unrelated music

https://jonathanboulet.bandcamp.com/ – For free unreleased music

 

Are you playing any shows anytime soon?

Yes. We’re doing an Australia Tour to release ‘Gubba’, in August 2014.

We’re doing Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. Tickets are through Moshtix and Oztix.

We’ll have a fresh run of limited edition T-shirts and our friend, part russian engineer artist, Steven Tennikov will be making 4 ‘on the road’, Tour photo booklets, documenting the journey from each show to the next. On sale at each show.

FRIDAY 15 AUGUST – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE

Tickets available from Venue Box Office / 1300 724 867 / www.northcotesocialclub.com

 

SATURDAY 16 AUGUST – PIRIE & CO SOCIAL CLUB, ADELAIDE

Tickets available from Moshtix / 1300 GET TIX (438 849) / www.moshtix.com.au

 

THURSDAY 21 AUGUST – GOODGOD, SYDNEY

Tickets available from Moshtix / 1300 GET TIX (438 849) / www.moshtix.com.au

 

THURSDAY 28 AUGUST – BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE

Tickets available from Oztix / 1300 762 545 / www.oztix.com.au

 

What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a musician? 

One time we played a gig at Sydney’s Tropfest Film Festival. As we left our dressing room some one behind me said “Good Luck Jonathan Boulet” and I turned around to find it was Radio Presenter and TV personality Adam Spencer. For a split moment I thought, “wow I really must be a somebody now” but as I turned back I realised he’d just read my name straight off the dressing room door. “Nope….still a no-body”.

 

Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?

You should be listening to Joseph Liddy and The Skeleton Horse, Destruction Unit, and Eastlink.

Anything Else you’d like to add?

I’d just like to add, it seems today that all you see, is violence in movies and sex on TV. But where are those good old fashioned values on which we used to rely?