Apache Medicine Man

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Apache Medicine Man



“Tigran – Apache Medicine Man.”

Define your genre in five words or less:

“Psychedelic, blues, rock, dirt machine!”

Someone walks past as you’re playing; they get a beer and tell their friend about you… what do they say?

“Have you ever heard of the brown note? The note that makes you spontaneously soil your pantaloons? Well, I think the band playing inside just played the white note, because I just creamed.”

How long have you been gigging and writing?

“In this current incarnation of Apache Medicine Man, about a year.”

What’s been your favourite gig you’ve played to date?

“The John Curtin Bandroom in March. We’d put together a killer lineup of our favourite blues bands, COAL opening with an acoustic set, Jay Howie doing a rare solo set, ourselves of course and my personal favourite, Melbourne blues guitarist Stephen Bowtell. We played to a packed out room, and a seriously revved up crowd ready to explode.”

Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?

“Even though we would lose, without question it would have to be Floating Me. Probably more for selfish reasons as well as just being able to see them again without having to pay.”

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

“Jesus, El Topo and the chain banger from Graveyard Train who wasn’t with them when we played together in Geelong on Thursday night.”

What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?

“Sing and play from the heart, just like it has always been.”

Do you have any record releases to date? What? Where can I get it?

“We’re half-way through recording our self-titled EP which should be released in September.”

Why should everyone come and see your band?

“To cut loose, check out some big riffs, mad rhythms strung together with a tail of chaos that could go anywhere. We’ve also been told we cause epic post-fornication after hitting multiple white notes throughout our shows.”

When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?

“At The Barwon Club in Geelong Friday July 8, at The Public Bar North Melbourne on Saturday July 9 and at The Brunswick Hotel on Sunday July 10 for their second birthday bash. Riding alongside us will be Queensland blues stompers Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, and Jackson Firebird, need I say more than the name? As well as previously mentioned Stephen Bowtell band. These shows are going to be off the chain.”