Quickfire with One Eyed Jacks

When are you next playing in Brighton?

On Sat 15 Oct we played on the BN1 stage at Bleach for Oxjam. We’re supporting Normanton Street at Concorde 2 on Fri 11 Nov and headlining a show at Patterns on Weds 30 Nov.

How would describe your sound to my Mum?

A healthy mix of Lenny Kravitz meeting Maroon 5 (1st album) with elements of Frank Zappa and Daft Punk thrown in.

What’s the best thing about being in a band?

It’s a really good buzz being in this band, we all get what we’re trying to achieve with OEJ. It’s serious but really fun and we’re enjoying the process, we’ll see what happens.

What’s included on your dream rider?

Two bottles of rosé for the girls, a bottle of Buckfast, three bottles of red, a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin and a case of Heineken for good measure. That would be a the dream rider… maybe some food?

What song by another artist best describes you?

Come Down by Anderson Paak.

When they inevitably make a music biopic about you, which actors will be telling your story?

I think Morgan Freeman for Karl (lead vocals), Daniel Brühl for Bruce (guitar) and maybe Johnny Depp for Jason (guitar)! I’m not too sure about the rest of the band let me get back to you on that closer to the time.

Which of your songs kills it every time you play live?

Well the newer songs are killing it lately, especially Easy on Me and Something New. We sometimes cover [Dirty Diana] by the late great funky priest and that always seems to get people going.

What are the five things you can’t live without on tour?

Sunglasses, Karl’s sweat towel, the girls’ make-up, Jon’s (drums) turtleneck, Jason’s big box of guitar strings and Bruce’s sarcasm

Can you remember any good advice you’ve been given?

If You’re Gonna Be Dumb (You Gotta Be Tough) by Roger Alan Wade, it’s packed with good advice.

James Corden’s just given you a BRIT Award, what do you shout into the mic?

“Thank you so much for this award it really is an incredible compliment and I know what I say now is very important as the whole world is listening but… has anyone seen Bruce?”


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