What are your names?
Russell Peake (Vocals & Rhythm Guitar) Mick Hales (Drums) Dan Smith (Bass) Peter Checkley (Lead Guitar)
What is the band name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you as a band and as individuals.
How did you meet each other?
I (Russ) Have Known Mick (Drums) for 30 years.. we have been friends since we were kids, & we have been in bands together previously.. I met Dan (Bass) applying for a bass player back in 2012 & Peter through the same musicians wanted column online in 2015
Describe each other in one word.
Visual, powerful, Smooth, & cute.. respectfully..
Are you a signed?
We are not signed YET!
You just released the new track ‘Ticket To Nowhere’ , tell us more about it
all our songs are based around relationships good & bad.. Ticket to Nowhere is about being in an uncomfortable situation we sometimes find ourselves in.. get me outta here.. kinda thing..
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW TOO;
What was the recording process like?
i write & record the songs acoustic first.. then take it to guys, if they like it they put there input & emotion into the song before we go to the studio..
Describe each track in three words.
1 – Ticket to Nowhere – Classic Hard Rock
2 – I Wanted You – Great Driving Song
3 – Slip Away – Melodic Hooky Chorus
4 – Saved – Salute the fallen
5 – Another Like Me – Met your Match?
6 – Freakout – Alien Sex Machine
7 – Light in the Sky – Rockers Love Song
8 – Running Around – Living Fast Hard
9 – Summertime – Ultimate Love Song
10 – Angel Dust – Relationship Closure of.
It also has a fantastic video, tell us more about the video process.
I Produced the Film for the Backdrop special screen effects, & NJR Media filmed the Band on stage with the screen in the background – The girls couldnt wait to dance.
What is next for you all?
More Promotion / Touring
Do you have any collaborations in the works?
Musically i have been writing songs for a new Female Fronted Rock Band called KALLON, the lead singer is Kim Izzard who guests on our album singing backing vocals, on a couple of songs.
Would you be up for collaborating with other bands or artists, if so how could they contact you?
We’re always up for collaborating for shows & festivals we are contactable through our main website email email@example.com
Do you play any instruments?
I play rhythm guitar, Bass Guitar, harmonica, & im learning the piano also.
Who are your influences?
I grew up with KISS, Led Zep, Sabbath, Megadeth etc, but i love many bands, from billy joel, Opeth, to ludovica einaudi
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
When im relaxed is when the melodys start to flow.. could be while im shopping, or chilling on the sofa.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
ID like think touring around the world with ELECTUS would the dream, enjoying life.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
eat, sleep, Read, & the day job currently pays the bills, Desk Job.
Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?
Our biggest venue is the Genting Arena (previosly the NEC) in Birmingham.. a great venue to sell out to the home crowd
What would be your dream show to have your music played on?
Wow, there’s a thought .. if its radio i want to listen to ELECTUS on daily rotation through Planet Rock, OR Radio 1, Kerrang!, Total Rock, Daily, TV? KERRANG, SCUZZ, Sky Arts.
If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?
If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Creatures of the Night – KISS
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
The Only Fate Is What We Make!
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Stick it up the Flagpole & see who salutes it! – Lemmy
You get off a plane in your hometown,
1/ where is the first place you visit – home
2/ where is the first place you see – Train Station
3/ where is the first food place you go and what do you get – Chinese – Sweet & Sour – Cantonese Style.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Guitar, Band, Words, Name of the Venue, Directions to the Fire Escape
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Sure – Im Russell Peake – easy enough to find.. all can be found on our webpage www.electus-music.uk