THE VOODOO FIX INTERVIEW
answers by Will Halsey
If you have to describe your music in there of four words,what would you call it?
Blues. rock. funk. soul.
What was the first tune(s) you learned?
Heartache and misery- John Lee Hooker
When did you start writing about music—and what or who were your early passions and influences?
'I was 16 when I wrote my first song. It was a rap about smoking weed and drinking 40's. It wasn't all that good' -Will
Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s?
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Talking Heads, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Frank Zappa, Funkadelic
Do you get nervous before a performance ?
Not usually, no.
How do you promote your shows?
Facebook, texting, empty threats of physical harm
What's your outlook on the record industry today?
Hasn't done anything for us, don't pay it much attention
What's your claim to fame?
We opened for Johnny Winter at BB King's in NYC a year before his untimely passing.
What inspires you to do what you do?
The rush of the live show, making people dance, laugh, smile and let loose.
What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?
Crazy- britney spears
Do you have any fan comments of how your music or a song affected them?
'I have a writer friend in Nashville who loves our song Captain Willy. He said he listens to it when he is looking for inspiration to write. Means the world to me'- Will
How would you describe your perfect day?
It starts with great sex with a beautiful woman on a sunny day, followed by great food and a cocktail. A bloody mary perhaps. Hanging with good company before riding my motorcycle to a packed show where all my friends are in attendance and the groove is just right from the first song to the last encore.
Best song you ever written and why?
'Maybe 'I Was Wrong' cause it's the most honest, maybe 'The Curse' cause it's honest too, but very fun and stupid simple. That is for other people to say, not me'
How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
Pretend like it didn't happen or make the same mistake again to make it seem intentional. Most of the time the crowd doesn't know.
Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?
'Hope She'll be Happier' -Bill Withers. I cry every time.
If you weren't singing, what would you be doing?
'Working in a kitchen, probably'
Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?
I would like to tour more with The Voodoo Fix and other great musicians locally and internationally. Would love to go to South America, the Caribbean, parts of Asia, Africa. I also look forward to writing and recording many more songs to share with the world.
Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?
On the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.