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Interview – Red Beard

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Who are you and what are you doing here? (what is your name, what is the band and what is your role in the band?)

Michael Mckiernan. I play guitar in Red Beard.

How did the band start?

Red Beard began as 3 friends (Tomi, Joel & Reece) jamming tracks to cure the boredom of growing up in a country town. After laying down the first single ‘Fox Tale’, Red Beard were immediately signed to management, and since, myself and Zac have joined the line up, with multiple tours, multiple-station radio play and much industry attention, the momentum is not letting up.

How would you describe your band?

Synth/Rock, or Indie/Electro. Think Brand New meets Bloc Party.

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

I think ‘Fox Tale’ definitely encapsulates our party vibe really well. However, One Love (our latest single) provides greater insight into our personal outlooks on life.

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?

We have no desire to do what has been done before us.

Where are people able to hear your songs?

Check us out on iTunes & JJJ Unearthed. (Our latest single ‘One Love’ is now available for download)

Are you playing any shows anytime soon (if you live outside of Australia, do you have any plans for a trip down under)? 

We hit the road with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in November for their Australian tour. We will be supporting all shows for the tour, which kicks off on Nov 7th @ the Hi Fi, Brisbane.

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

Securing the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus tour has been such a big moment for us all. Tracking our latest single ‘One Love’ was also an amazing experience; working in one of Australia’s best studio with Josh Telford & Sonny Truelove was truly humbling.

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

Panama, Elliot the Bull, Aural Window

Anything Else you’d like to add?

We’d love to see you at the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus shows, tickets are selling really fast so get in quick!

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