Posted by: admin in: Music
When and how was your band created?
We started in 1987. There was three friends, who wanted to play some Rock’n'Roll together. Nowadays I’m (Pete)the only one who is left from the original line-up
Where is the name of the band coming from?
We picked up it from ZZ Top’s song “Francine”
What musicians or artists did have a major influence in your life / work?
Bands like Stray Cats,Dr.Feelgood,Melrose,Hearthill,Living End,Housemartins,Sweet,Slade, There are so many good Rock/Punk/Pop bands…
What are the positive and negative aspects of being a musician in Finland?
Positive: In Finland we have our own way to do music which is totally different to other countries
Negative: Finland is too far from the Middle Europe…
How could you define your style of music?
During the years how has your musical style changed?
We started as a rockabilly band but after two albums our style has gone tougher and tougher and now it’s straight Rock’n'Roll with some good pop melodies
How do explain these changes?
Our music went very naturally to that direction, I don’t know why. Maybe because we like to mix different music styles together. Now you can find for example Punkpop,Rockabilly,R’n'B,Grunge, Psychobilly and Ska in our music
What are topics you treat in your songs?
Love is number 1 and then there are also some more serious texts about pollution,politics,Reality TV-shows…
What is your favorite song in your repertoire and why?
It varies, but now it’s “Goodbye forever”. It’s just a perfect Rock-song with killer riff and catchy chorus.
Do you actually prefer performing your music live or in a studio?
Live is 1000 times better than studio.
During the process of making a song, what is the moment that you prefer?
The best moment is when I’ve done it ready and we first time play it together. Especially if it works great…
A stupid question but… what is among all the songs you’ve been listening in your life the BEST song?
This is too difficult…
What is your opinion, as a musician, regarding internet?
It’s a good way to introduce a band to a great amount of people at the same time.
What are your projects ?
No projects at the time, but I think we’ll put up a Rockabilly band some day with our guitarist Antti ….
What “image” do you have of French music?
I know nothing about French music, sorry! Last summer I was in France 3 weeks with my family but French music didn’t get my interest. Mainly there was only foreign Pop playin’ on the radio. This summer I will travel to France again, so I’ll have to check out some French music this time.
Is there one French song that you prefer? If so, what song is it?
hmm..Edith Piaf have some good songs…