31 Oct 2015

Introducing: Beatcomber

From Introducing, 3:30 pm on 31 October 2015

Beatcomber (L-to-R Sam Young, Thomas King, Trent Williams, Sophie Scott-Maunder, Jonathan Shirley) Photo: Brett Hodge

Name of project: BEATCOMBER
Real name: Jono, Sam, Sophie, Thomas, Trent
Age (of project): 1 yr
Hometown: Wellington
Sounds like: Party times
Musical guilty pleasure:Trent: None, I like what I like and am proud of it. I don’t feel guilty about any music that I like.
Jono: None really. Me and my buddy Timmy do remixes of our favourite RnB tracks which is sometimes seen as not an ok thing to do.
Sophie: Nothing really that I'm particularly guilty about. Good shirt? Self indulgently because of the Sophie song.
Thomas: Late-night sing-a-long classics, a la Killer Queen and Benny and the Jets. Maybe even Sugababes’s Overload.
Sam: Adriano Celetano - Prisencolinensinainciusol. Nothing else.
Formative musical experience: Trent: Winning Dead Flowers cassette tape off of the edge radio station when I was 7 and wanting to start a rock ’n roll band with my cousin. That progressed into looking up to my sister for musical inspiration, as she is 5 years older than me. She started High School just as I began to play guitar seriously, her musical discourse with an older demographic was the guiding hand in what I thought was ‘cool’.
Jono: passing the around guitar while jamming Marvel vs Capcom 2 with mates
Sophie: a low hum
Thomas: Learning the three chords used in every White Stripes song.
Sam: Tap dancing to Yellow Submarine as a six-year-old

Music details

Artist: Beatcomber
Songs: Twiins
Composer: Beatcomber
Album: Twiins
Label: Beatcomber

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