GERRY JABLONSKI INTERVIEW
When did you first start singing?
I've always tried to sing from day one - I used to sing as a kid in choirs and stuff. I remember singing on the kitchen table for my sisters on a Saturday night - we didn't have TV!....But I started off as guitarist really and didn't take the singing seriously until I started writing my own stuff. I started off singing like Bob Dylan, I thought if he can get away with it anyone can
What did your family do to encourage you?
They hated it - wanted me to get a real job, especially my dad.
Who are your musical inspirations?
Guitarwise, from Django, to Al di Meola and all in between.
Vocally, from Steve Marriot to Joe Pesci!
What kind of music do you listen to today?
I have been listening to Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa. And Richard Thompson, I always listen to Richard, and John Martyn.
My recent favourite is a an album called Trouble with The Blues by Gerry Jablonski and the Electric......
What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?
I don't think I have an MP3 player. What is an MP3 player? I'm old school, I've got a record player in my car. ...
Where would you most like to perform?
In bed. No, Madison square Garden but not at the same time.
Who would you most like to open for?
If you weren't singing, what would you be doing
What genre of music can't you stand to listen to?
Scottish folk music...............
What hidden talents do you have?
I am quite expert on the Diablo - look it up on the inter web.....
Best track you've ever written and why?
I Confess, off the new album. It was a kind of spontaneous track, wrote it straight off staying in some strange hotel on the road, a boathouse or something. It is very therapeutic to let go of your demons.
Who would you be if your weren't Mick Jagger?
I'd be Gerry Jablonski
Gerry Jablonski & the Electric Band - Trouble Withe The Blues
Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band is een Schotse bluesrockband . Voorman Jablonski is al ruim dertig jaar een gewaardeerde gitarist. Samen met mondharmonica speler Peter Narojczyk, bassist Grigoar Leslie en drummer Lewis Fraser vormt hij de band Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band. Met ' Trouble With The blues' heeft de band haar vierde album uitgebracht.
Alle nummers op het album zijn door de band zelf geschreven. Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band maken pure blues. De teksten zijn sterk en de band is in uitstekende vorm. Mijn favoriete nummers zijn ' Anybody' , ' Big Bad World' en de emotionele afsluiter ' I Confess ' wat een prachtig en indringend eerbetoon is aan voormalig bandlid en vriend David Innes. Prima album van een dito band