Small Town Saviours take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know bands. Here its the turn of Small Town Saviours to tell us all about themselves.

A song that made you want to make music?

Mr Brownstone by Guns ‘n’ Roses

Best rider you’ve ever had?

In Spain, on one of the tour dates, the venue provided us with an awesome all-you-could-eat BBQ and endless bottles of red wine…heaven!

Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?

Playing a gig on a boat that went up and down the Thames… was an experience not to forget!

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

People being what they’re not to get seen

Changing tastes and passions just to fit into a scene

I’d rather be real even if it means destruction

Than follow all the sheep into this fashion malfunction

Easiest song you wrote?

Our last single The Boy Who Cried Wolf – it just came together really quickly

Favourite song in your set?

Hometown Hero – it’s great fun to play!

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

Ginger Wildheart 

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Never making any money despite all the hard work, ha ha ha!

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Our guitarist Skinny is the half-skull face painted, rapping vocalist of a crazy ska punk band called the Bandits – a million miles away from what we do!

Jokes you have in the band?

These are courtesy of our producer Dave Draper, he’s constantly cracking ‘em all the way through the recording sessions. These are a couple of our favorites;

I brought a dog off a blacksmith today. When I got home it made a bolt for the door.

If you see someone doing a crossword today, lean over and say 7 up is lemonade.

Key to writing a song?

Less is more. It’s all about getting that winning chorus that will get people hooked.

Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?

24 hours on an overnight ferry to Spain

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Gene Louis from Bullets and Octane was pretty inspiring to see live. He has a natural way with the audience, you feel like you’ve known him for years. he keeps you engaged from start to finish and the whole thing appears effortless. I’d also the say the same about Danko Jones.

New band you’d recommend?

Hells Gazelles, those boys rock hard!

Opening for this band would be ideal?

The Wildhearts 

Place you’d most like to tour?

Japan, it looks like such a cool, crazy place!

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

You will never be criticized by people doing more than you. You will only be criticized by people doing less.

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

Short, sharp and snappy, ‘Cry‘ is taken directly from the main hook of the song.

See us live at?

20/12    The White Hart, Basingstoke (Last show of the year!)

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

Yes definitely – we think music has lost some of its integrity over the years. Small Town Saviours are trying to rectify this though!

Unusual merchandise?

How about a clear vinyl with a drop of blood from each band member in it

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

A stripped-down acoustic country hoe down version of Enemy or Friend. The original is fast, 1 minute 20 second no messing about type song so that would be pretty different!

What do your fans mean to you?

Without our fans there would be no Small Town Saviours!

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

No real injuries to speak of….yet! Although we practically had to wheel our guitarist Skinny Pete out of hospital to do a couple of gigs a few months ago.

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

To quote the mighty Led Zeppelin……It’s Nobody’s fault but mine! (Aimed at our singer Lance!)

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

A shark – do sharks complain about Monday? No. They’re up early, biting stuff, chasing shit, being scary – reminding everyone they’re a fucking shark

Elizabeth Birt

October 22, 2019

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


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