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The Castellers are a 5 piece rock’n’roll band from the north west of England. With 1960’s influences & a soul for the purist of movers, shakers, music makers. The Castellers consists of Paul Paterson – Drums, Ryan Healey – Vocals, Martin White – Bass Guitar, Neil Trout – Rhythm Guitar / Vocals and Russell Robertson – Lead Guitar / Keys.

How long have you known each other? How did you meet? Been together etc?

WE ALL MET IN DUNKIRK 1944. BEEN TOGETHER SINCE THEN, WE’VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT.

What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

NEO-PSYCHEDELIA/GARAGE ROCK N ROLL. SHOEGAZE AND 1960S SURF BANDS ARE OUR MAIN INFLUENCES.

Where have you performed? Best and worst venues?

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, BEST VENUE 02 SHEFFIELD, WORST WAS PLAYING THE STONE ROSES MADE OF STONE PREMIER,TERRIBLE SOUND, PEOPLE HAD JUST WATCHED THE FILM AND WE WERE PLAYING IN THE FOYER, EVERYONE JUST WALKED OUT STRAIGHT PASSED US.

Do you have any upcoming shows?

MANY OVER THE SUMMER, KEEP AN EYE OUT ON FBOOK/TWITTER.

Which songs do you enjoy performing the most?

TO THE GALLOWS, RELAPSED CATHOLIC, RECLAIM THE THRONE.

Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics?

RYAN HEALEY IS THE LYRICIST. THE MUSIC STARTS WITH RUSSELL OUR LEAD GUITARIST. THEN THE BAND WILL JAM IT OUT MOST OF THE TIME, ADDING BITS, TAKING BITS OUT. LYRICAL THEMES ARE TIME, VIOLENCEAND MYTHOLOGY. MUSIC THEMES ARE TREBLE GUITAR SWEEPS, WALLOWING BASS NOTES AND MERSEYBEAT DRUMS.

How has your music evolved since you first started playing together?

ITS BECOME MORE PSYCHEDELIC. MORE BALANCED, BUT STILL RAW.

What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so how?

OVERCONSUMPTION OF PASTIES. BUT WEVE OVERCOME OUR ADDICTION THANKS TO MANY HOURS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY.

Whats your ultimate direction for your band?

GET SIGNED, RECORD THE ALBUM, MAKE THE FILM, TOUR THE WORLD.

What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?

KNOW YOUR PASTY AND BAKED GOODS LIMIT.

How can fans to be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo cd?

WE HAVE A FEW TRACKS ON YOU TUBE, WE ARE ALSO GIVING AWAY A 5 TRACK EP. CONTACT US ON F/BOOK OR TWITTER AND WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEND YOU ONE OUT, FREE OF CHARGE OF COURSE

Quick Fire with Paul Paterson (Drummer)

WEAPON OF CHOICE –

DRUMS

MANOUVERES –

PERSONALLY THE STONE ROSES, WITH THE BAND TRAMLINES

OBJECTIVE –

TO GET SIGNED

BASE –

LIVERPOOL

FOOTBALL –

LIVERPOOL FC

GUILTY PLEASURE –

ALPHABEAT!! WENT TO SEE THEM IN MANCHESTER, STRAIGHT TO THE FRONT, NO SHAME!!!

HERO –

HUNTER S THOMPSON/KEITH FLOYD

VILLAIN –

DONALD TRUMP/MARTIN SHKRELI

THREADS –

PRETTY GREEN/FRED PERRY

TROTTERS –

ADIDAS/CLARKS

AT THE BAR –

LAGER ALL THE WAY

IN THE KITCHEN –

ITALIAN

GIG YOU WISH YOU HAD BEEN AT –

WAS GOING TO SAY SPIKE ISLAND BUT I HEARD THE SOUND WAS CRAP SO IL GO WITH THE DOORS/THE WHO AND JIMI HENDRIX AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970 FOR OBVIOUS REASONS

NIGHT OUT WITH ANYONE –

OLIVER REED/KEITH MOON

FILM –

DAWN OF THE DEAD(1978) LA HAINE

SOUNDTRACK –

ANYTHING BY ENNIO MORRICONE OR ANYTHING ON A DARIO ARGENTO FILM

TOP 3 TUNES OF ALL TIME –

1. THE STONE ROSES I AM THE RESURRECTION 2. ASTRO GILBERTO THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA 3. THE DOORS CRYSTAL SHIP

FUTURE DUETS –

KEVIN PARKER/ORVILLE THE DUCK

TOP OF THE POPS –

I THINK MUSIC TODAY IS MADE FOR PEOPLE WHO DONT LIKE MUSIC, SERIOUSLY, ITS ALL THE SAME REGURGITATED, RE PACKAGED, BLAND TRIPE WITH SOME CRAPPY,OVER THE TOP, SEXED UP VIDEO. YOU WILL LISTEN TO IT AND INSTANTLY FORGET IT. ITS A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS

MERCH –

WE HAVE A 5 TRACK EP AND IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE ONE JUST GIVE US A SHOUT AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SEND ONE OUT TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE

3 WORDS –

LIBERTY,FRATERNITY,EQUALITY

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