The Count With… The Ghost Hotel

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The Count With… The Ghost Hotel



Aaron Gibson from The Ghost Hotel


Ten bands everyone should know about:

I’m actually pretty unqualified to answer this question as I haven’t listened to anything recorded in the last five years with any kind of love, except maybe other Perth bands. So yeah, keep an ear out for the new Emperors and Split Seconds records – they should be pretty killer.


Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party:

beer, anchovies, stuffed mushrooms, controversial cheeses, fresh hot bread, wine, something that has been slow cooked all day, bourbon, chocolate


Eight possessions that define you:

There are way more than eight unsold CD’s under my bed at the moment, I don’t want them to define me so come to the show and help me out.


Seven favourite movies/TV shows that go on your mix-tape:

The Ricky Gervais Show, The IT Crowd, The Untouchables, Delicatessen,

the whole ‘Classic Album’ series, The West Coast Eagles premiership games, The Mighty Boosh.


Six bad habits you can’t escape:  

Smoking, drinking, burgers, politics, listening to AM radio types discuss politics, playing in bands.


Five people who inspire you:

Jeff Tweedy, Neil Young, Paul Kelly, Fran Kelly, Jack Darling.


Four things that turn you on:

James Brown’s tunes, Scarlett Johansson’s moxy, Jack Daniel’s liquor and smoky eyes


Three goals for your music:

To make enough money and to survive for long enough to record a classic Australian album.


Two live gigs you’ll never forget and why:

1. Opening for Cold Chisel in Margaret River because I turned around and Barnesy and Don Walker were watching from side of stage – that is a very strange feeling and not one I’ll forget soon.

2. Watching Neil Young’s Big Day Out set back in 2000-and-something. Just one of those beautiful moments where you are thinking ‘ a) I never thought I would get to see this guy and b) he is fucking awesome.’


One day left before the apocalypse and you:

Umm, find people to laugh and love with. Call my Mum.


When’s the gig / release?

Saturday April 14 at The Retreat.