Give a listen to The Whig Whams today! When I hear kids putting out killer rock, I smile just a little more knowing that the spirit lives on. It doesn’t matter much to me if you’re inspired by Ty Segall or The Dead Kennedy’s as long as you got the beat and it needs to get out, that’s the groove and The Whig Whams are keeping it fresh . Rock ‘n’ roll with a little humor thrown in just for fun adds up to a great way to start off your week.
Hi our name is….
The Whig Whams also known by (very) few as the tra$hback boiz
our sound is……
that’s a very hard question to answer, generally rock and roll, very loud rock and roll.
Joel Currie on Guitar/vocals
Ty “Stank” Moot on bass
Raul Enchilada on Drums
We are from…….
Tyler and Joel are from San Diego, but Joel was born in Milton Keynes and Raul is from some little village in Valencia that no one has ever heard of.
Who are some that have an influence on you
To name a few…
Robin Williams (RIP)
Eazy Muthaphukkin E
Tyler the Creator
Hendrix, Clapton, Page, Vaughn and all the other shredders
Full english breakfasts
and many many more…
How old were all of you when you started to play and who plays what in the band
We’ve all been surrounded by music since we popped out of our mothers vaginas, Joel played his first live concert at a talent show when he was five, tyler started playing in bands after they removed a tumour from his neck (no joke) and he couldn’t play hockey, and Raul started playing in bands around the age of 18 to pick up chicks.
Can you tell us about the process you use, from writing the songs all the way through getting the songs out
Joel writes most of the material and then brings it to the band where it is refined into an actually decent song. We have a home studio that we used to record our EP and are currently using to record our first full length. As for releasing it we are just doing it ourselves at the moment, which is why we are pushing the release date until we have played more gigs and have more people who actually care. Our goal is December/January.
what are some of the challenges you face as musicians and how have you overcome those challenges
The biggest challenge is finding money to eat. We overcome this challenge by working crappy restaurant jobs.
There are also a ton of bands that are releasing their music nowadays and trying to race to superstardom instead of just enjoying music, those people can be a drag to have to deal with.
1st concert you went to and age….
Tyler saw Weird Al when he was 12 at a carnival. He’ll never live that one down.
Joels first concert was Bon Jovi when he was in his Mamas Stomach.
Raul didn’t pick up his phone right now so we couldn’t get an answer from him…
coolest band t-shirt you ever bought…
San Diego locals The Frights homemade spray-painted shirt.
some albums that you listen to the most….
Disraeli gears by Cream
Exile on Main Street by the Stones
2 by Mac Demarco
Raw Power by The Stooges
Reverse Shark Attack
Wild Onion by Twin Peaks
Is This It by The Strokes
White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
If you could open for any Band right now who would that be …
Amy Winehouse….. Too soon?
Maybe a hologram version.
My youngest son is 13 and in a Band, what advice would you offer him…
Just have fun. Don’t focus on popularity or any of that shit. And don’t listen to the naysayers.
Oh and get used to the tastes of McDonalds and defeat.
your thoughts on the state of music in 2015…..
You just have to dig deep to find the good stuff. But it’s out there.
Our plans for the rest of 2015/2016…..
Gig like crazy, finish the album, go to the moon, take over the universe.