The Black Sheep [theblacksheep]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
We are a three-piece blues/rock band based around the Tenterden, Maidstone, Ashford and Rye areas of Kent and Sussex
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
We are Neil on vocals and guitar, Costin on bass and vocals and Rob on drums. We also have a mascot called Mutton Jeff
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
We were recently described as having "stolen the show" at the Rye Goes Rock festival by the Hastings based gig guide Xango! We also played to 4,000 people at the Tentertainment festival in Tenterden, Kent.
Please list discography in which you have participated.
We aim to reinterpret the sound of the legendary Jimi Hendrix and other classic artists such as Cream, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Doors etc. We have some of our own material too
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
We have all been playing since we were lambs
What was your musical education?
Guess we all heard baa baa black sheep at some point - and the rest is history
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
We just all took the gambol when we were young
What is your creative process?
Lying on the grass, chewing things over
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
Both these times of day have ramifications if you're a sheep
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
No. Sheep rarely remember their dreams
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
When you get hooked on the bleat
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
One day we just noticed that we were outstanding in our field
What part of your job is your least favourite?
Being herded all over the place
How often do you practice?
Every day. We don't like to do things on the hoof
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
That we are probably baamy
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
Hendrix, Cream, Zeppelin, Paul Weller - the list is long
List three songs that are key to your life.
Mary Had A Little Lamb, Stevie Ray Vaughan
She Loves Ewe, The Bleatles
Oh Wool, Fleetwood Mac
What should be done to stop piracy?
What type of music do you detest?
Ewe 2 and any kind of fleecy listening
What time did you get up this morning?
Sheep can't tell the time
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
Sheep always seem to attract interest in the market
What other things have you done to make a living?
Lots of shear hard work
Have you ever played on the street or in the subway? How much did you collect each day?
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
Don't let the b******s get ewe down
The Black Sheep
Sussex Kent United Kingdom