60 Second With… The Deep End

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60 Second With… The Deep End



So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?

The Deep End, I’m Dale the lead singer.


What do you reckon people will say you sound like?

Over the years we’ve heard all sorts of names, but the ones that pop up most are The Poor, Airbourne, AC/DC and Rose Tattoo.

What do you love about making music?

The best part about making music is when you get to show it to everyone else. Playing a new song live for the first time is a scary experience, but when you get an awesome reaction it’s bloody awesome!

What do you hate about the music industry?

The narrow mindedness of commercial radio stations. There are so many great artists in our own backyard that if given the time of day would have the potential to be extremely successful and make a lot of everyday people happy, yet none of the commercial stations have the balls to take such a risk in swaying away from the same playlist day in day out.

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

Bon Scott – I think that everything he stood for in rock’n’roll, from the way he had to capture the audience to the way he would contribute to writing the music, is just spot on. I’d love to be more like that bloke and just get some straight forward inside tips on how to do it!

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?

There’s a fair few but one really sticks out in my mind after being on tour. As much as I think she is talented and deserves to be as successful as she has been, I have to say Shania Twain. All the other guys in the band have grown a sickening obsession towards her and they haven’t been able to go more than an hour in the van without Shania’s greatest hits getting a spin. They have made me absolutely despise her.

What can a punter expect from your live show?

Their expectations to be massively exceeded by the ridiculous amounts of energy on stage and their ears ringing the next three days!

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

This is the final show of our Your Shout Tour supporting the release of our Your Shout EP, so there’s still a fair few of those to get around! Also our 2010 release Can’t Say No is still available but there’s not a lot left. Hit up thedeependrock.com for hard copies or iTunes for digital versions.

When’s the gig and with who?

The gig is on this Saturday February 4 at Cherry Bar and we’ve got our good mates Dead City Ruins and Rocket Queen playing the show with us. There’s three of the best Melbourne band’s in one sitting so you’d be mad not to come.

Anything else to add?

Not only is it going to be a ripper show that will have people talking for ages but it’s our guitarist Jazz’s birthday that night. The bloke is a bloody legend and started this band so make sure you buy him a beer.