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60 Seconds With… San Salvador

 

Define your genre in five words or less:

Eeggae/dub/funk

 

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

They’d say “Oh this band is pretty funky.. Kinda sound like The Black Seeds crossed with UB40, or something.”

 

What do you love about making music?

It comes as a natural expression of creativity. When you do things all day and all week that seem normal and sometimes mundane, writing and creating a song gives you a unique feeling of achievment.

 

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

Our latest record Rugged Are The Mountains and it’s pre-release single Spark The Fire.

 

What makes you happiest about what you’re doing?

Playing these kind of tunes with these kind of guys to our sort of crowd is a pure joy! Nothing can get you down when your jammin'.

 

What part of making music excites you the most?

When you write a song and bring it to the band, jam on it for a while and the groove finds its feet. You feel like you could play it for hours!

 

Describe the best gig you have ever played.

We just came from a festival in Toowoomba, and we played a Sunday night slot in a packed out tent venue. Our lineup was the biggest it’s ever been with nine on stage. Real good fun.

 

Describe the worst gig you have ever played.

However, the same set was dude to run 40 minutes, but we got cut three songs short, to the point that we had to finish mid song. That sucked!

 

What makes a good musician?

Someone who is genuine about the art they create and is doing it for a good reason, not just for self-glorification or cool status. Someone who you know would still play their tunes even if no-one was listening.

 

When are you doing your thing next?

Friday April 20 at The John Curtin Hotel with The Dub Captains & Echo Drama.