GV1 line-up October 2015
Tony Miles, Tony Tinsley, Dennis Willcock and Barry
LP: You are currently writing songs for the forthcoming GV1 album, are there any in particular ones that stand out so far?
TM: Not particularly, as they all have their own life which is different from the others. When playing around with riffs I try to do something different to the last one. If I ever get stuck in a rut then I’ll tune in to an internet station playing funk, soul, ambient, alternative, country, blues, or whatever, and just wait for something to click. It could be just one tiny little sequence of notes that does the trick. I’ll take that, play around with it to make it different and get it down on tape. The rest of the band will then add their creative input during rehearsal and we eventually come up with something that we all want to play.
LP: How would you describe GV1’s music?
TM: Musos tend to struggle to describe their own music because we all like to feel we’re unique, which we are, to one degree or another of course, but if I had to put us into a category then I’d say it’s probably ‘Power Rock’. We’re not metal, we’re not blues-rock, we’re not AOR and so on and so on. I think it’s the only way we could play a song straight out of '70’s pub rock and follow that up with a track that has a heavy grunge influence. To illustrate our approach further, a track I’m working on at present has an industrial feel. We all bring our own style and influences so we would find it far too restricting to sit in only the one genre. It’s all rock at the end of the day but played with power and attitude!
LP: Thanks for taking the time to talk to Legacy Project, we really appreciate it Tony.
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