INTERVIEW: The Strays

The penultimate chat before we head to Watchet Festival for an epic weekend of fun an frolics comes courtesy of Cheltenham rock n roll band The Strays. The are excited to be there, we can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves and most of all, we can’t wait to shimmy and shake with them in the silent disco! 
 
Not long until Watchet Festival, how are you feeling about it? 
 

We are super excited! This will be our biggest festival so far. 

 
What are you hoping to get out of the weekend? 
 

As with all gigs we’re hoping to meet some new friends, see some great bands, and sell lots and lots of merch!

 
Do you have any surprises up your sleeve? 
 

It wont be a surprise if we tell you…… 🙂

 
Which one of you is most likely to be found in the silent disco later on? 
 

There’s a silent disco?? Wow! Our bassist Kris had one at this wedding and it was amazing!! That has Stella written all over it, we have a great video of her dancing silently to Fresh prince of Bellaire theme tune after a few drinkies. Priceless.

 

 
What are your plans once the summer is out of the way? 
 

We start our UK tour in September so we have 23 dates to cram into a couple of months. Then sleep.

 
Why is the night time the right time? 
 
Coz the dark it brings us crazy things and they all come out to play……
 
If you were stuck on a desert island and you only had 5 songs for company, which would you choose? 
 

That tough, as a band we all have very different music tastes. So lets say, Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan), Walk Like an Egyptian (Bangles), Welcome Home (Coheed & Cambria), Walking by Myself (Gary Moore), and 5th song would be anything from our new album

 
If you were made to go on a reality tv show which one do you think you would end up on?
 

I wouldn’t…….just…..wouldn’t…….. I don’t even know what reality is!

 
If you were given the opportunity to create your own beer, what would it be? 
It would definitely be a fruity number, maybe with a few spicy notes and VERY VERY hoppy, like our singer! It’s called STELLA……. oh… hang on…?
 
Top 5 rock n roll moments in the band? 
Living in a country cottage retreat while recording our album…. Bohemian Rhapsody-style!
Supporting Creepshow at one of their UK shows.
Any time Sam falls over during a solo.
A 7 hour round trip for a 20 min slot which ended up being in front of 5 people! Thats real rock n roll!
Hangin’ backstage with Chesney Hawkes.
 

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