What are your full names?
Phillip James Taylor
What is your band’s Genre?
Joel: Alternative Rock
Give us a little bio of the band and you guys as individual.
Phil: 4 guys having fun and having a great time making music and playing shows. Paul= The chilled out voice of reason. Dave=Mad drummer boy. Loves his drums and drinking 😉 Joel=Enjoys his road bikes, music production and video games.
Paul: We’re a new band and we’re still finding our way. Phil is the most excited person I’ve ever met! He can keep up with the speed I write at too!
Where did you get the band name from?
Paul: it was suggested by Dave actually after the Henry Rollins album ‘End Of Silence’ I mistyped it to Phil as ‘End The Silence’ by text. It stuck. I think it sums up what bands do.
Who does what in the band? (I.e. who does the vocals, who plays what, who writes the songs?)
Phil – Vocals, Joel – Guitar, Paul – Guitar, Dave drums.
Paul: At the moment, I’m writing most of the music and Phil does all the Vocals and Lyrics. Everyone has a say though. Dave and Joél will always suggest improvements. Usually for the better!
Are You Signed?
Paul: Not yet!
What instruments do you play?
Phil: None in this band, I sing but I can play drums!
Paul: I’m a guitarist first, but can play drums and a bit of piano.
Joel: I play guitar in the band. I am able to play a few other instruments and enjoy singing, too.
Dave: I’m a drummer boy through and through 🙂
How did the band come about?
Phil: Got talking and wanted to join!
Paul: I wanted to make something more melodic than my last band. I started jamming with Dave then the other guys and it worked!
Dave: I went to see Paul’s previous band and immediately thought it was a band I’d like to be in. After dragging Paul along to jam for a band I was playing in he asked me to join his band when the drum throne became available I didn’t have to think about it !
How did you guys meet?
Phil: In a Bar.
Paul: I met Phil in a Wetherspoons after finding him online. I met Dave while working with him. I met Joél through Phil.
Joél: I’ve known Phil since 2007 through previous bands. He asked me to come for a practice with Paul and Dave and we’ve been jamming ever since!
Dave: Paul and I work together we got chatting and been mates from then, Phil came to jam with us in all his nervous energy he was bouncing off the walls 😀 he brought Joel along who instantly blew us away when he started playing !!
Who are your influences?
Phil: YouMeAtSix, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Blink 182 and Foo Fighters.
Paul: Young Guns, Architects, BMTH, Foos, Nine Inch Nails, Sikth.
Joél: InMe, Tesseract, God is an Astronaut, Bring Me The Horizon, Fightstar.
Dave: Deftones,RHCP,Nirvana,all of the above and anything else with good drumming !!
What are your backgrounds whether it’s in music or not?
Paul: I’ve been a session guitarist, a guitar teacher and a student of music since I was 12. My family is musical.
Joél: I’ve been playing instruments since I was 4, and have been playing guitar for the past 11 years. I’ve been in bands in and around Cambridgeshire since 2006.
Dave: As the oldest member I’ve been tapping the tubs for around twenty years playing in various Cambridge bands over the years.
How did music come in to your lives and when did you start doing it?
Phil: Listening to Blink 182 at college to block out people.
Paul: When my dad gave me his record collection to listen to aged about 11. Lots of Led Zep and Black Sabbath. After that I needed to play guitar. Haven’t put it down since!
Joél: My dad worked for British Forces Radio whilst I was growing up, and my mother is quite musical. I don’t remember a time where music wasn’t a big part of my life.
Dave: I think my brother is responsible for my musical taste by force feeding me bands like Yes,Rush,The smiths,The cure and a whole host of others from an early age.we started a band when I bought a drumkit at around 16
When will you be releasing material?
Phil: 2 or 3 weeks we are planning on releasing a new single.
Paul: It’s the follow up to ‘Show Me How To Feel’ we put out about a month ago. It’s a change of pace from that one.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Phil: What I go through in life. I tend to write about me. like what i am going through. I’ve had a lot of bad break ups, so writing this down keeps me sane.
Paul: for me it always starts with a riff! I wake up with them in my head sometimes. I like music that has a bit of emotional depth, so I think I write like that also.
Where do you see the band in 2-5 years time?
Phil: finished E.P and Album, having fun playing shows with our favourite bands.
Where would your dream place be to perform?
Phil: Download Festival been a fan of that festival since I was very young.
Paul: I’ve always wanted to play at the bottom of Mount Fuji!
Joél: Rock in Rio would be sweet. Hopefully with a live show to rival Iron Maidens!
Dave: I love playing so anywhere with music fans is good by me !
If you could do collaboration with anyone who would it be?
Phil: Don Broco. I find (Rob’s) voice very unique. I like it when artists are different.
Paul: it would have to be Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) massive fan!
Joél: Deadmau5. We’d make some ridiculous progressive house/ metal hybrid.
Dave: The legend that is Henry Rollins.
If you wasn’t doing music what would you’s be doing?
Phil: Working in Tesco
Paul: hanging out with my wife!
Dave: Propping up the bar somewhere !
If You got asked by a tv show or film to have your music played on, which show or film would it be?
Phil: The Walking Dead…I love zombies.
Paul: Person Of Interest of anything Marvel or Pixar!
Dave: Got to be sons of anarchy for me awesome show !
Do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?
Phil: Yes. we think it is important this day in age. Its important to us to keep the fans happy and give away free music. Its always nice getting feedback too.
Paul: we have www.facebook.com/endthesilenceband and @EndTheSilenceUK on Instagram, Soundcloud and Tumblr too. Plus our video is on YouTube:http://youtu.be/h_N8k0R0ono
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