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Rapskallion

So then, what's your band name and what can we tell people what you 'do' in the band?

The name of this rambunctious outfit is Rapskallion and I'm Charles de Vermin, responsible for most of the songs we do about small buccaneering feral animals.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like ?

Like a party in some romantic notion of hell, which would be akin to a nightclub, adrift on the high seas, with a muppet fancy dress theme.

What do you love about making music?

The eternal mystery of it, the camaraderie, the strange situations, the distorted beauty, and the rider.

What do you hate about the music industry?

To be quite honest, I try not to get involved with industries, especially the music thingy. It doesn't befit travellin' troubadours.

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

I would loved to be a fly on the wall, when Robert Johnson was recording those immortal songs, way back then, an have a tiny fly size harmonica in my sweaty little fly hands.

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?

Myself, of course. I'd become a famous dead rock star and cash in on all the profits in Muppet hell.

What can a punter expect from your live show?

An unfathomable conundrum of sweaty junkyard blues, vaudivillian dance shanties, burlesque nuns, wine sodden high times, and strange, otherworldly lyrical imagery.

What have you got to sell CD-wise?

We've got our last album, One Up For Tha Little Man, and another on the way which will be out by the end of the year.

When's the gig and with who?

This Friday, March 25th, at red bennies, Chapel st, Prahan, with the wonderful friby girls, doors open 7.30pm, $15

Anything else to add?

If ye come to the gig all dressed up with your dancing shoes on, we'll be chuffed!!!