STU: About 5 years ago a good friend of mine Ben Greenhalgh who is the rhythm guitarist in our band showed me some of his music. I was totally taken aback by how good it was, although I never saw myself as a performer it wasn’t long before I was learning the bass and coming up with funky grooves to fit the songs. Mainly to answer the question I wanted to be apart of something bigger than myself……to become great man
BMH: Most Underrated Artist?
STU: The kinks, no one mentions them anymore, although probably had their day and their fair share of poontang, I still love them.
GREG: Oddly enough it was Gene Simmons from KISS....first time I saw something from him as a kid with the look, the fire, the blood....I said that's want I want to do !
Greg gave us a few minutes of time to answer a few questions.
Banger Music Hour :
How do you prepare for a show?
GREG: Drink a lot of water for 12
to 24 hours prior to show to keep
vocals hydrated. Prior to show,
I drink a cup of Throat Coat hot
tea......and then I do some vocal
warm up exercises while
driving to the show
BMH: Do you have a most memorable stage moment?
GREG : Doing a cover of Ain't Talkin Bout Love with my old band Treynrek, and a streaker comes running up in front of us out of nowhere.....and it was caught on video so I think the video still exists on YouTube (a scary and hilarious moment)
control what I see cuz I am sure there would be lots I wouldn't want to see lol)
GREG: #1 is J.R. Richards, his music has had a profound affect on my life for the last 25 years. Next I would say Dave Grohl/Foo FIghters, Michael Hutchence/INXS, Bono/U2, Billy Idol, Lou Gramm, Depeche Mode, STP
Stu Maxwell, bassist of Suave Martyrs was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.
Banger Music Hour :
What's your favorite song to play?
STU: Our first demo we recorded
Man About Town, its about the
good sensations felt after going
through adversity. Relief, joy and
pride I sense from this song
which makes me feel warm
inside with its funky riff and its
jazzy outro, really gets me in the
BMH: What's the best bass line you've ever heard?
STU : It’s a tough one, I like different basslines for different reasons although the magnificent seven by the clash is probably the most iconic for me.
BMH: If you were a super villain what would be your name and superpower?
STU: Mad Max, with the power to make you laugh so much you pissed out your organs.
Growing up in the 1950s and ’60s, the dawn of youth culture. In the mid-1960s He took up drumming and formed Cleo’s Mood. They played mostly around the Liverpool, Chester and North Wales area. Consequently, after a Saturday night gig, they would sometimes be able to make the second half of the all-nighter at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
Produced by award winning singer/songwriter J.R. Richards (original Dishwalla singer/songwriter), and accompanied by DIME graduate - guitarist Ryan Harrison. In March 2020, Paddock released his debut EP-Cotswold, which was recorded in Oxfordshire, England.
You can catch Paddock performing live throughout the region with his band Paddock, as well as his Sugartips acoustic duo shows with Harrison.