Name of project: Fran/ Bar Group
Real names: Abi Macilquham, Ben Woods, Ryan Chin
Age (of project): Started playing together end of 2015 Hometown: Christchurch
Associated acts: Wurld Series, The River Jones, Doprah, Ryan Fisherman
Formative musical experience: I went to an Evens gig when I was fourteen, not really knowing anything about them. I remember following my snotty, teenage, Nirvana and Megadeth shirt wearing friends up to Ian Mackaye to ask for a free CD. His response was something like "Only if you burn it for all of your friends!". I don't know if that was really a formative musical experience, but it's pretty funny and was probably one of the first times I saw music as something that seemed important to people on a smaller scale, rather than only at Edgefest and Muse and whatever other awful things I was going to then.
Musical guilty pleasures: First thing that comes to mind is Bright Eyes and Aimee Mann, plainly because me and Abi were talking last night about how we don't want to turn into them!
Artist: Fran/ Bar Group
Song: Same Name
Composer: Ben Woods