17. nov. 2007
Birdy: We’re all from the same village on the outskirts of
Calle: What got you into music in the first place?
Birdy: We’ve all grown up surrounded by music and have musical families. My Dad was in a band, Nicks dad was also. Nick’s uncle was the drummer in
Calle: Have any of you played in other bands before Kid Ego?
Birdy: Henry Rundell our singer has been in several bands, some of them signed and has supported artists such as Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden. I’ve also played in few local bands before joining Kid Ego.
Calle: What are your big influences?
Birdy: Guns n Roses, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, Hendrix, Clapton, Sex Pistols, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Skid Row, mainly 70’s and 80’s rock. You name a rock or metal band from this era and it will have influenced us in some way!
Calle: What bands are you listening too?
Birdy: Still all the old classics!! As for more modern bands, theres some great classic rock influenced artist around - Avenged Sevenfold, Gallows, Hardcore Superstar, Backyard Babies, Hellacopters, Turbonegro, Monster Magnet,…etc!!!!!! Phil like his metal e,g Tool, A perfect circle, Slipknot etc. Its good to be diverse right!!!??!!
Calle: Name 3 “older” bands and 3 “newer” bands you can recommend?
Birdy: Older Bands – Guns n roses, The Wildhearts,
Newer Bands – Hardcore Superstar, Avenged Sevenfold, Velvet Revolver
Calle: What’s the best concert you have been to?
Birdy: Probably Download fest when I saw Velvet Revolver followed by the original lineup of Black Sabbath! Ozzy’s still got it!!!!!
Calle: What’s the best concert you have played yourself? And the smallest and biggest crowds you have played in front of?
Best concert would be the Whiskey A Go Go in
Smallest crowd was in
Biggest crowd was probably the Celtic Warriors Biker Festival to around 4000
Calle: You have played with bands such as
Birdy: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith.
Calle: You have put out one record – Ignite The Tide. It’s a kick ass album by the way. How do you write the songs? Does each of you come in with ideas or do you all write together?
Calle: Where do you find the inspiration for the songs?
Birdy: Life, past experiences, dreams, fantasies, you name it, we’ve written about it. Sometimes it doesn’t work, sometimes its awesome ha ha!!! But mainly we try to keep it accessible and on a human level that people can relate to.
Birdy: The US was awesome, I don’t care what anyone says about the Americans in the current world climate, they were all so nice to us, really welcoming. They really looked after us, invited us into their homes, let us drink their booze and eat their massive portions of food. (mmmmmmmmmm buffallow wings!!!!) Don’t have a bad word to say about em! The country looked kind of familiar because we’ve seen it so much in films, it was surreal! The crowds were a bit different in the sense that they really stand and listen to what your playing, as if they’re sussing you out and really paying attention. Cool place, great people. Wanna go back!!!
Calle: You mentioned you played at the Whiskey A Go Go - (at Crue fest). It must have been a dream come true? I mean, Mötley Crüe, Guns’n’Roses and a lot of the 80’s bands played there.
Calle: Last time you played at “The Rock” in Copenhagen I met you after the show and you invited me backstage for a beer. You seemed so “down to earth” and I like the fact that you take time to talk to the fans. Not all bands do that!!! How important are the fans to you?
Calle: Do you have any planes of playing in Denmark in the near future?
Birdy: We’d love to come back, we felt at home there, our ancestors are the Viking Danes!! And you guys know how to party!!! If you guys want us back start spreading the Ego word!!!
Birdy: When you spend so much time with a group of people sometimes differences in opinions begin to appear, and that happened with Zakk. He’s doing his own thing now so we wish him the best. He’s a great front man.
Calle: Zakk has a great voice and so does your new singer Henry. Where did you meet him? Did you have auditions or did you know him from before and asked him to join you?
Calle: You have three new songs up on MySpace www.myspace.com/kidego – (one of them the new single Walk Away) Great songs by the way. Did you write those songs with Zakk or Henry?
Birdy: We initially had the music for them written and were working on them with Zakk, but when we got Henry on board we decided to rework them with completely new lyrics and melody.
Calle: Do you have any plans of a new record in the near future?
Birdy: Yeah, we’re working on new tracks all the time, so keep your eyes and ears peeled! We’re having 3 tracks available for download within the next few days, so keep checkin our myspace!
Calle: Do you have any plans for a new tour in the near future?
Birdy: We’re just playing everywhere at the moment all over the place, its like one continual tour! Our life is one big tour ha ha!!
Calle: Do you have any tour bus rules? And what do you do on the tour bus?
Birdy Henry Nick Phil Rookie
Birdy Henry Nick Phil Rookie
And now some questions outside music:
Calle: What do you do when not playing music? What’s your other interest?
Calle: What’s your favorite drink?
Birdy: I like Southern Comfort on Ice. All the rest of the band could live off Jaegermeister!!!!!
Calle: Do any of you have another education? I mean, what did you do before Kid Ego?
Birdy: I’ve got a degree in Illustration, which I studied in gaps between touring!! Henry’s got a diploma in Music and gade 8 Pianist!. Phil did Media at college! All the rest of the guys have been educated solely in the rock n roll lifestyle ha ha!!
Calle: Do any of you support a football team? If yes, which one?
Birdy: Leeds united and York City!!!!!!