DozenQ – Thee Ones

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series DozenQ

Thee Ones are:

Nick Buckle – Guitar + Vox
Graeme Owen – Double Bass
Rufus Fry – Harmonica
Chipeye – Drums

Thee Ones have been delivering fire-branded rhythm & soul to the west countries bohemia set for a far few years now. And a far more to come!

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01 How did the band get together?

The core of Thee Ones came together with Nick And Greame joined forces as a song writing team and resulting in explosive performances at the now notorious Hub Club. Various different faces come and gone as drummers and organist but in 2009, with the joining of Rufus on Harp, the cast was set.

02 Where did your name come from?

We were named by our first drummer, Stevie Carnage, who said “Don’t be a no-one be A ONE!”.

03 Who are your major influences and inspirations and who do you despise?

There is too many creators of inspiration out there to list them all but  – Steve Marriott –  Captain Beefheart – Howlin Wolf – Willie Bobo – Little Walter – Terry Reid – and so much more. As ‘who we despise?’ Well we generally love all. But Graeme says he despises JLS and Chris Moyles.

04 What drives you to make music together?

The Love of it.

05 What can someone who has never seen you live before expect from your live show?

Sweat and charisma.

06 Who writes your songs? What types of themes and subjects do you deal with?

Nick Buckle writes all the lyrics which paint the normal world with a twisted brush.  Tall tales of scarecrows and towerblocks. Temptresses and mothmen. Peacock dandys and back street playboys. Love found with the help hooky Voodoo.

07 How has your music evolved since you first began playing together?

We are more stripped down and hard edged than when we started out. We have moved through fazes of hammond psych, latin soul and power pop and now find ourselves dishing up driving hard R&B.

08 What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Were you been able to overcome this? If so, how?

Keeping consistency through periods of changing band members. We’re gone through 5 drummers (+ the odd stand in for gigs here and there) and 2 organists. But  lucky we always attract more willing and able.

09 Do you play covers? If you could pick any song, which would you like to cover most and why?

We sometimes do:
‘Pass the hatchet’ Rodger & the Gypsys
‘Baby likes to boogaloo’ Don Gardner
‘Teanage Beat’ Little Walter
‘Daddy Rollin Stone’ Otis Blackwell (slow and sleazy)

10 Where do you envisage the band being in five years time?

Sleeping off 5 more years of debauched mayhem.

11 Who would you most like to record with?


12 What should we be expecting from the band in the near future?

Keep an eye out for our new EP ‘Swamp Boogaloosis’ (Ingenium Records). Summer festivals – Nailstock in April and headline slot at Pussyfoot Stage at Sunrise in June. August set for London Gigs then we are planning to go to France and Spain.

Originally posted 2011-02-28 17:10:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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