What are your Full names?
Jamie Thomas, Nathan Lewis and George Pinkett
What is your band’s Genre?
Give us a little bio of the band and you guys as individual.
We are 3 men who create music and invite singers from all over Wales to guest appear on each and every track, something maybe outside their comfort zone!
Where did you get the band name from?
The name comes from general observation. In each different way we have a defence of ourselves, a lot of people show their worries and fears and others keep it hidden. Whatever they show, it’s still all Casual to get on with everyday life. Our defence is a kind of armour to protect us.
Who does what in the band?I.e. who does the vocals, who plays what, who writes the songs
Jamie Thomas (Bass), Nathan Lewis (Drums), George Pinkett (Guitar)
Are You Signed?
We ain’t signed as we are concentrating on writing, producing and distributing our material!
When will you be releasing material?
Our second series (EP) will be released on November 23rd!
What is the Meaning about the new EP?
We don’t tend to write tracks with certain meanings. If you sit down with a certain set of words or emotions set in your mind, you sometimes lose the quality of what you intend to produce. We like to let it run freely and then come up with a meaning of some sort.
What’s your favourite track from your EP?
Each track has its own identity and we don’t have a favourite. Each track has a different feel to it so we will let the people who listen to it be the judge of what they think is their favourite track.
Why should people buy your EP?
It’s free! Hoorah for free music!
How did the band come about?
We were all in a previous band and sort of parted ways to create this project. We have known each other quite a while so the transaction of going to the three of us was quite easy. Ever since we first rehearsed as a 3 piece we knew it was right.
Who are your influences?
There are many types of influences for Casual Armour. Jamie is more of the Alt rock with Biffy Clyro, Funeral For A Friend etc. Nathan is more of a 90’s indie man with The Cranberries, Manics etc and George is more blues/rock based with Joe Bonamassa and Black Country communion.
What are your backgrounds whether it’s in music or not?
The three of Casual Armour are all brought up in working class backgrounds as being from the valleys in South Wales. Jamie and Nathan never really took much interest in music at high school but George always took an interest and it shows in his playing.
How did music come in to your lives and when did you start doing it?
Jamie and Nathan started playing in bands at the age of around 16 and sort of blended in with the vibrant music scene that was booming at the early 2000’s. George also played in bands from a young age but started his musical journey as a guitar player a lot earlier.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
The south Wales valleys give you a lot of inspiration; musically it’s literally getting into a room and seeing how much noise with a tune we can make!
Where do you see the band in 2-5 years time?
Hopefully touring everywhere we possibly can and meeting some great people. In general having the best time possible.
Where would your dream place be to perform in the UK?
I think the three of us would love to perform at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. So many great bands have played there.
Where is your dream place to perform in USA?
The MGM Grand! What a venue!
If you could do collaboration with anyone in the UK who would it be?
Probably with our influences. Simon Niel, James Dean Bradfield and Joe Bonamassa.
If you could do collaboration with anyone in USA who would it be?
Well if Elvis was still alive it would be him! There are so many to name, so many great artists to pick just one. Dave Grohl maybe?
If you wasn’t doing music what would you’s be doing?
Probably carrying around other people’s amps and drums!
Do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?
Of course, twitter is @casualarmour and
our Facebook page is facebook.com/casualarmour.
All links to our tracks are on these pages!