We got to chat to the 3-piece Pretoria indie rock band WE ARE CHARLIE recently, who will be jamming this Friday at the Cool Inc. Tattoo Expo at the Voortrekker Monument. They are super amped for the gig, amped to make you dance!! Take a look at what they have to say:
WE ARE CHARLIE
MA: Hey there, how you doing? Its awesome to be chatting to you!!
Whats good yo!
MA: Before we get started and for those that know nothing about you, do you mind introducing yourself, telling us where you are from and giving us a short background on how you got started in music?
We basically went through life experiencing some rad stuff and all jamming music. So it made sense to start a band and to tell our stories the best way we know. By jamming out super hard.
MA: Please give us the background on the name WE ARE CHARLIE?
It was a Christmas present from the original Charlies. Plus it rhymes with “We like to party”.
MA: Describe your style of music in 5 words?
Super sensual energetic fun time.
MA: Where do you guys take inspiration from in your music?
From each other mostly but I guess from everywhere. We try to stay original for the most part. We don’t want to end up sounding like every other indie band. Will you guys be our inspiration?
MA: Our local music scene has been growing in such a big way lately, what do you think are the positives at the moment and the reasons for the massive new appreciation for local music?
Well kids want to come to shows again and we’re surrounded by some seriously cool bands who now find that it’s worth it to put their life focus on their music. The local scene in the big SA is pretty special and one of a kind so it’s easy to admit how proud we are to be a part of it.
MA: What have been some of the highlights of 2014 for you guys, so far?
Just playing with the coolest bands ever! Basically all the awesome people we’ve met and the rad experiences that comes with that.
MA: You guys are part of a solid line-up of SA artists for the COOL INC. TATTOO EXPO event at the Voortrekker Monument later this month. Are you guys excited about this? What can we expect from your set?
We’re very stoked and you can expect Rowan not to cry when he orgasms from how much fun he’s having. He’s had a serious problem with it but we’ve helped him through that. Wes and Dyl will definitely cry though.
MA: Any other projects that you are working on that we might be interested in hearing about?
Just our own little fun music times that we work on individually. We might try the DJ thing. You’ll be the first to know if it works out!
MA: Where can we follow you on social media?
MA: Thank you so much for your time…