Hey there guys here's my interview with Michael Sherrit of Operation Neptine Spear who sat down with me to discuss his musical career
How'd you get started in music?
I went down to the crossroads at midnight and made a pact with the…….no wait that’s the wrong story
Started getting into rock music around 10 or 11 years old, asked my Dad for a guitar at 12 taught myself how to play, formed my first band at age 13 and have been in bands ever since, musical styles ranged from 60’s rock to Death Metal
Who are your inspirations or influences?
Influences are too many and varied to list as for my inspirations I would say anyone who was creating their own music, more so people who could pull off playing it live
What advice would you offer aspiring performers?
I would say get out there and do it, get your stuff out there, get on stage and make yourself heard! I have come across numerous people who write songs and are scared to share them for fear that people might not like them but you can’t please all the people all of the time somewhere there may be someone that appreciates what you have done, believe in yourselves people
How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
I have been told that no one sounds like Operation Neptune Spear, that could be down to several things, I suppose not many people use the guitars (Epiphone Casino) and equipment (battered second generation iPad) I use, and most bands probably spend a lot more time on the whole recording, mixing and mastering process
One comment I did have was that the music sounds urgent and frenetic, I would go with that
Any new gigs or albums in the future?
No gigs upcoming, we do have a new track that is nearing completion and I was asked to do vocals on a track for a friend of mine, that is almost complete as well so hopefully soon there should be some new music to punish your ears to.
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