60 Seconds With... Dallas Fresca
So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
Dallas Frasca .... I sing, I howl at the moon, I play guitar, I save fish, I drive a tour van around the world and I paint sound.
What do you reckon people will say you sound like?
A grannies fart with her ring gear busted (that was my guitarist's first answer) I would say: "Slabs of guitar riffage, mammoth drums and soul screaming vocals." Rock'n'roll to leave you with permanent ear damage.
What do you love about making music?
The possibilities are endless with what you can create. It's challenging and rewarding at the same time. I am addicted to the feeling I get when I make music with my mates, then sharing it with people I have never met and seeing what it can do. It's totally fascinating to me how powerful music can be and such a beautiful force. Music is the healer.
What do you hate about the music industry?
The doorless dunny at the Great Northern in Byron Bay. The lack of support for Australian bands getting airplay on commercial radio in their own home country. The strict licensing laws on venues. The dick heads who move next door to a venue without doing their research and then spend the rest of their time complaining about the noise. Airlines who discriminate against musicians with excess baggage (Virgin, you are now an exception, thank you guys!).
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Etta James..… I'd love to show her what she encouraged.
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
Our brand new single All My Love. Not For Love Or Money (2009) and Learn Your Routes (2006).
When’s the gig and with who?
Friday March 9 at the Northcote Social Club with King Of The North and Rick Steward.
Anything else to add?
Man who walks through airport door sideways is going to Bangkok.