Average Joe have only been around a couple of years but have caught the attention of National Radio stations and played some big festivals. We got Joe Brennan- Hulme in the chair to answer 10 questions.
1. What got you into playing music?
Dad’s record collection, mum’s singing. Looked like fun.
2. Who was the first singer/band you saw live?
I’m really not sure, I’m sure I was at gigs listening from the womb, but first gig I went with my own money was The Undertones at The Sugarmill, but as I say was dragged along to loads before that.
3. What was the first record you bought?
I think it was a Des O’Connor record, wasn’t very good bless him.
Who do you think is the best frontman/frontwoman?
I’m really not sure, too many options too many factors, I think perhaps in terms of fronting a band James Brown was probably the boss, all singing all dancing, and in the same vain, maybe Siouxsie Sioux or Debbie Harry, or someone like that.
Where was the first gig you played?
It would have been a school talent show, or battle of the bands, something like that, nothing to shout about.
What is the best lyric you have ever heard?
Jake Thackray – ‘On again on again’, it goes “I love a good bum on a woman, it makes my day. To me it is palpable proof of God’s existence, a posteriori.”
Who came up with the name Average Joe?
Me, it’s open to interpretation and, has sort of built in modesty.
What song do you wish you had written?
‘Fairytale of New York’ maybe, must be a nice little Christmas earner.
What venue would you like to perform?
I’m not too fussed, there are certain places that I’d really like to play in, New Orleans looks fun, it’d be great to play in Japan somewhere. I’m happy in the back of any pub, or car park, as long as I’m fed and watered, and the band get paid I’m good to go.
What band would you like to support?
Gorillaz would be ace because then you would pretty much tick off half the music industry at the same time. I don’t know ya get what ya given don’t ya.
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Photo Credit: Bertie Baxter