Q&A With Greg From Scouting For Girls
What are you most looking
forward to about going on the road for the anniversary?
I think playing the first album
but to a whole new group of people coming to the show. But the feeling you got
playing the first tour was absolutely amazing, and now we’re actually better
musicians and better performers it’s going to be even better – so hopefully the
old guard will come along and bring a bunch of new friends.
Demand for your Valentine’s Day
gig at Bush Hall this year was extraordinary. Why do you think your fans
have stayed so loyal to you?
That’s a good question – I think
it’s down to Roy’s canny ability to make songs that people really want to sing
along to and that put a smile on your face and make you happy. There’s nothing
downbeat about a SFG gig
What’s your favourite song from
You know what I think it’s
Heartbeat. When we actually went into the studio to record it, we weren’t
actually sure -we’d actually dropped it from a live set previously- then our
producer did some jiggery with it, and kind of chopped a couple of bits out
and mixed some stuff around. It’s such a in your face happy song and from the
first note you play it live it just goes absolutely mental.
Will you be playing any new
material on this tour?
We still have several more
briefing sessions in the pub with ale to decide that, so we’re going to have to
get back to you on that one.
What would you say has been
your highlight of the past decade?
There are just too many to
mention! I suppose the biggest one would be signing the record deal- that was
just the most amazing feeling and then phoning up my boss going ‘I’m really
sorry but I’m not going to be coming into work on Monday, we just signed a
record deal with Sony” he still phoned me back and asked me if I could work and
I was like ‘No I told you I can’t, I’m sorry!’
When you’re not performing how
do you keep yourself busy?
I’m not gonna lie, there is a lot
of time spent in the pub.
What has been your favourite
gig that you’ve been to? And what’s your favourite gig you’ve ever played?
Favourite gig I ever went to was
seeing the Stone Roses at Wembley Arena – that me and Roy went to see, that was
absolutely phenomenal. Best gig we’ve played will probably be our gig that we
played at Wembley Arena. It’s just the most iconic venue in the world- for
someone who was born in West London!
At the moment, what other
artists are you listening to?
Generally I kind of like the whole
good ol days of Britpop in the 90’s- Shed Seven, Suede I’ve found this 90’s
playlist on Apple Music and literally haven’t listened to anything else!
What advice would you give to
yourself 10 years ago when you signed your record deal?
Try and remember to take more
photos. Don’t drink too much so you can remember it.
How are festival appearances
for you? Do you like coming back to V festival and those sort of festivals?
Oh totally, especially V because I
think we’ve played that the most out of any festivals. It’s always the most
special festival I think, because we’re kind of late on in the summer, the
crowd are always well up for it – we were chatting about it literally about an
hour ago that the last time we played we were on at like half 12 and even then
everybody was up for having a good time.
Any messages for the fans?
A massive thank you for all the
years of support and for just being so lovely and thank you for buying tickets
for the new tour it’s going to be absolutely amazing.
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