Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are pleased to bring you an interview with hard rocking and rolling band, Bad Actress.
1. How did you get started as a band?
Tommy B: Well it started out as our lead guitarist (chick) and our drummer (Lui) playing something different from their at the time main project “civil Punk”. Then they came to me for a second guitarist position because my old band had just ended. I wasn’t very keen from the start if I recall correctly. I was just looking forward to being a bed room guitarist again but didn’t work out that way. Thank fully!
Then I took along a bass player with me from my old band. He was in the band for about a year and a half or so but we eventually went our separate ways. Then Chick and lui got their older brother Vinnie into the fold and it all just kind of fitted into place. Then once our first bass player left we went to work finding a replacement. We invited along Bobbin to a jam. He had seen us at one of our early gigs in a local pub. I believe he liked what he heard haha. So once we got him we threw him straight into the deep end with an hour long set at a venue about 100 miles away from home. He did a great job considering he never considered playing bass until joining up with us. Now we have our ideal line up. Everyone gets along and we all have a good laugh. What more can you ask for.
2. How would you describe your sound?
Chick: Glamorous hard rock n roll.
Tommy B: Big haired bluesy tribute to the 80s rock n roll sound.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
Tommy B: I would describe it as a mash between Acdc and Motley crue. But I find there is a bit of poison creeping it’s way in slowly. Be that good or bad!
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
Chick: We’ve been using online platforms since we started as a band so it would be hard to say. I suppose there ups and downs.
Tommy B: Well its good coz it’s much easier to get your music out there to be heard on a global basis.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
Tommy B: well I’m currently watching the original star trek series. Then I’m going to watch all the series that came after. That’s how exciting my life outside music is haha.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
Chick: A tour is definitely a good next step for us, so something like that yeh!