Q&A with the drummer, Sam
Where did the name come from?
It was delivered to us by carrier pigeon from an unknown source.
Where are you from?
How did you meet and start to make music with Is Bliss?
I’ve known Jim since I was a kid. I’d been away at university in Derby and when I moved back to Portsmouth the boys asked me to drum in their band, Is Bliss. We just clicked and started banging out top tunes.
What music do you like to listen / favourite bands and influences
I like a lot of different types of music. Some of my more recent favourites are Cristobal Tapia De Veer, Yann Tierson, Nina Simone, Snarky Puppy and Psychic Ills.
The last band/singer that you discovered, loved and in your opinion, people should listen to him/her/them
Tinariwen. Groovy guitar, bass and percussion. I can’t understand the words which let me focus more on the music. Words can be distracting.
Tell a funny/sad/touching/motivating/whatever story from your life as a musician
The time when we all realised we knew the words to the song Hero by Chad Kroeger ft. Josey Scott from the movie Spider-Man.
The Honeycomb Explosion
19 May 2017
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