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Meet the band

By February 3, 2017News

MEET THE BAND

Take a look at my latest blog Meet the Band which is an insight into my fantastic band. I’m proud to share a stage with them and call them friends

JORDAN COPE

meet the band

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, who are you?

I’m Jordan, Jack of all trades and still haven’t mastered any…

2. What instrument do you play in the band?

I play bass for Meg, a couple of other acts, as well as any other session work that pops up.

3. If you could play any other instrument in the world, what would it be?

Well I’ve tried a few, but I think I’m definitely happiest playing bass… Maybe double bass or cello? I bet Liam will say cello?

4. If you could be an animal, what would you be?

If I could be any animal I’d probably say like a Lion or something, but more realistically I’m probably more like a dog… Maybe like a spaniel or something…

5. Favourite colour?

Black, like my soul

6. Favourite band?

Favourite band other than the Megan Dixon Hood Band? Probably The Gaslight Anthem…

7. What’s the best thing about being in a band yourself?

It can be horrible, you spend hours rehearsing, travelling, loading in/out and sound checking all to play for a fraction of that time. But it’s incredibly addictive and I know I’ll always want to do it. The people you meet (audience, crew and band members) and places you go make it worth it! Being on stage also makes you forget anything else on your mind for the duration of your set, it’s a brilliant escape!

8. What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?

The best thing I’ve ever done is probably decide on a whim that I wanted to spend a bit of time studying music (live sound). I intended to study it for a year and return to studying an Economics degree, and I’m still doing music now. It’s lead me to play with some incredible musicians, including Meg and the band. It’s taken me to the likes of Glastonbury, Leeds and other festivals. Around the country to play and work at venues like The Ritz, O2 Academys, The Roundhouse and loads of others I never knew existed, as well as paying for me to play outside the UK. And obviously again led me to meeting some incredible people along the way that I’m sure I’ll know for a very long time. It sounds ridiculously cliche but it’s probably the one decision that I can definitely say has quite literally changed my life. I’m doing what I do now compared to being in some office job somewhere…

JAKE GREVILLEMeet the band

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, who are you?

I’m Jake, the handsome one. I’m beat master and time keeper in the band, quite a pivotable role! I’ve held this role with Megan for just over 2 years now

2. What instrument do you play in the band?

Drummer, and sample pad enthusiast.

3. If you could play any other instrument in the world, what would it be?

I’d love to equally play the piano and guitar, however I can play the sax too, George Michael – Careless Whisper anyone??

4. If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A cat, I WOULD BE SO CUTE AND GET SHMUSHED ALL THE TIME! Cute and sassy, great combo! Or a long distance travelling bird, I’d get to see the world for free!

5. Favourite colour?

I thought only kids had favourite colours? I jest, I do enjoy a nice turquoise, or that colour when you get oil in puddles, does that have a name??

6. Favourite band?

I have plenty, to name a few… Nine Inch Nails, Biffy Clyro, Stevie Wonder, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Refused, Rage Against the Machine… too many to mention! Don’t ask me to single out my ultimate favourite though!

7. What’s the best thing about being in a band yourself?

I love the creative side, listening deeply into the music, finding rhythms, melodies, subtle parts and creating a groove to perfectly company the music. And the recognition, if someone comes up to me and say they loved my drumming, or loved the band, or song, that feeling of your hard work and creativity being appreciated. Also, just being in a band is great! Getting to do what I love most in the world, with friends and people I love.

8. What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?

Probably realising that music was the career path for me, having a lightbulb moment in the early hours whilst revising for an exam towards the end of my first degree in chemistry, “Why am I doing chemistry, I want to be a musician!”. Then slowly getting into the working world of music, eventually getting on (another) degree, in music, and having all the opportunities I’ve had, places I’ve travelled, people I’ve met…I’ve never been happier and more focused on anything. I love it, best decision ever!

LIAM MORGAN
Meet the band

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, who are you?

Hey! My name is Liam and I’m a musician based in Manchester, I facilitate music workshops with young people and teach guitar. I love all kinds of music and eat way too much peanut butter!

2. What instrument do you play in the band?

Guitar

3. If you could play any other instrument in the world, what would it be?

CELLO! It’s one of the prettiest looking and sounding instruments ever.

4. If you could be an animal, what would you be?

Tricky one, Do birds count? I would love to be a bird because they can fly, which is basically a super power. If not then I would be a Lion (I wish).

5. Favourite colour?

Blue

6. Favourite band?

Metallica, I heard them when I was in High School and they just have so many great songs that I couldn’t like another band more.

7. What’s the best thing about being in a band yourself?

The best thing about being in this band is getting the opportunity to make music and be around genuinely positive, creative people. There’s a lot of negativity around, it’s good to get away from that and do what I love.

8. What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?

The best thing I ever did was quitting my dull day job

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