Pop Evil take on the A-Z Challenge

Welcome to the A-Z challenge, a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of Pop Evil’s vocalist Leigh Kataky to tell us all about the band!

A song that made you want to make music?

AerosmithDream On

Best rider you have had?

Hand carved Watermelon of our band logo – it was AWESOME.

Craziest moment in the band?

Ripping up our old record contract up on stage back in 2011 at Rock on the Range. Was such an awesome moment for us as a band and the fans.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Torn to Pieces, the lyrics, “wondering if I’ll ever be half the man you wanted me to be”.

Easiest song you wrote? 

No song is easy!

Favourite song in your set?

Any song that gets the fans to start jumping and singing along.

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

Ozzy, of course!

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Being away from family when we’re on the road. 

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Dave is addicted to golf. Any second he has free, he’s playing golf.

Jokes you have in the band?

I’m horrible at jokes I have the worst memory haha.

Key to writing a song?

Don’t overthink it, just write.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?


Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

My brother.

New band you’d recommend?

ZILLION. We brought them on the road with us in the US, check them out!

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Rage Against the Machine. 

Place you’d most like to tour?


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

Peace, Luv, Pop Evil.

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

Skeletons – We all have them. We got down to the bare bones of this band to amplify our sound while staying true to who we are.

See us live at? 

Anywhere you can! We try to tour in as many countries and continents as possible so we can play for all our fans.  

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

Nah, any time is a good time to ROCK.

Unusual merchandise?

I’m always open to weird merchandise. We don’t have anything unusual at the moment, but maybe we should start.  

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

I’m always open to experiment. We just released a Zardonic remix to Paranoid (Crash & Burn) that took the song to a totally different place.

What do your fans mean to you?

Absolutely everything.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

Have gotten x-rays on my knee a few times – being on tour will do that to you! 

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

Definitely my fault – damn lead singers haha.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Lion. All day, every day. 

Elizabeth Birt

April 7, 2023

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


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