Here's my interview with with singer Beth B. of the band Won't Say Rabbit
How'd you get started in music?
My parents took me to a Beatle's concert when I was a kid. That made me fall in love with rock and roll music. Back then, AM radio was very popular and the DJ's were always playing great music that I sang along with. Growing up, our bass guitarist, Tom, had lessons to learn how to play the organ, and guitarist Brian taught himself to play guitar starting when he was 14 years old. Both Tom and Brian had older siblings that exposed them to different bands. Tom and Brian met at work, decided to form a band, and eventually ran an ad in a local music paper for a female singer. That is when I entered the picture and "Won't Say Rabbit" was born.
Who are your inspirations or influences?
Brian says his guitar influences include Cheap Trick, The Who, and Led Zeppelin. Tom loves X, The Buzzcocks, and The Damned. My influences are Ronnie Spector, Nancy Sinatra, and Leslie Gore.
What advice would you offer aspiring performers?
Practice, practice, practice and then practice more. Get really good at your chosen instrument. Play what you love and do it because you enjoy it, even when things in life are not going your way. Lastly, have a backup plan! It has always been extremely difficult to support yourself as a musician. You have to have talent and luck to become a rich and /or famous rockstar. For this reason, you have to figure out what you will do with your life if your music career does not pan out.
How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
We present ourselves honestly, just as we are, no tricks or gimmicks. With "Won't Say Rabbit" what you see and hear is what you get!
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Any new gigs or albums in the future?
Yes. We are currently in discussions to record a new album and play some shows in time for the 35th anniversary of the band.
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