Black Tree Vultures take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many artists around. Here its the turn of Black Tree Vultures to tell us all about themselves.

A song that made you want to make music?

Growing up, I have had a different taste in music compared to the other boys. While they grew up with the Maidens, Sabbaths & Metallica’s of this world. Bob Dylan has always been an amazing inspired icon of mine. So in answer to your question; “Blind Willie Mctell” – Bob Dylan

Best rider you’ve ever had?

We played a festival in Holland called Wollock-Stock and the guys were the best there! I’m yet to experience hospitality that beats that!

Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?

The guys will probably say ME! However in my opinion meeting Justin Hawkins was pretty awesome! I also de-bagged Ched in an M&S Supermarket.. Safe to say.. he went pretty crazy at me!

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

A new one we are yet to release features a line.. “the fake face I am showing..” I had to dig deep and dark to pull that one out!

Easiest song you wrote?

Back on our first EP – Holly Vultures Daydream came together very quickly and the lyrics are genuine made up garbage. It was pretty easy to write that one!

Favourite song in your set?

Ooooh! That’s a tough one! Probably “Devil” or “Bitter” they are awesome to play!

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

You would think it will be someone fancy & famous. And your RIGHT! I would love Eminem to feature on a BTV track! You hear that Marshall!?

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Because we are all still working at the same time, probably having to get up at 6am when you get home at 4am from a gig! That sucks! I want more sleep!

Interesting fact about one of your members?

I’m petrified of Geese! Like seriously it causes proper anxiety. You haven’t got one have you?

Jokes you have in the band?

Weast. Skronk. Bompf.

Key to writing a song?

Feel. It has to feel right.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

We play in Europe, the boys drove the full 15 hours across 3 countries. I took the plane!

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

I had an awesome meeting with an down south blues player in London. His name was Jumping Jack. He told me; chase your dreams no matter what the cost. I was 11. He was 74.

New band you’d recommend?


Opening for this band would be ideal?

Ahhhh! Shinedown. Without a doubt!

Place you’d most like to tour?

Greece. It’s Sunny and has the ocean!

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“All we have to do decide is what to do with the time that is given to us” – Tolkien

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

We wanna put something out there that is relatable to people going through high emotions and want to vent their anger! Scream along!

See us live at?

Everywhere! Give us a follow and you will understand that we play everywhere!

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Disagree. This isn’t meant to sound biased. The only reason your singing the lyrics to the old songs is because they have been on repeat for the last 50 years. We have played with many bands on countless bills, there are some cracking bands out there!

Unusual merchandise?

Best thing I have seen so far on a merch stand was a band perfume. Good idea!

Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?

If I had the budget l, I would have an orchestra behind me. Wanna lend me £10,000 for one gig?

What do your fans mean to you?

One word. Family.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

I actually needed an MRI Scan the other day because I tore my ligament jumping off a stage in Wales. I had to wear a brace for a few shows!

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Mine. I win the award for most disorganised!

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

I will let you work that one out

Elizabeth Birt

October 18, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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