I know Chris for a few years and he’s a really nice guy, with his band Voodoo Healers they make a mix from punk to rock’n’roll made in Grecee. I caught him in a discussion on the net, we talked about music, tzatziki and Zorba and this is what came out. PS. please excuse our english…enjoy it!
MPTY ZINE: Hello Chris, how are you? fun at the beach with Mediteeranean girls?
CHRIS: well i cant tell i m ok but lets say so and so, about beach yes man i can have my fun, about Mediteeranean girls i dont know, about Greek girls i know a thing or two and my way of fun is not so close to their way.
I know you’ll start a tour in the fall, tell me a few words about it.
Yes we are working on next tour October 2011, it will be probably the biggest tour Greek band ever succeed, previous one i think was also ours,26 or 27 gigs we ll start at 2nd or 3rd of October and we finish at 29th, the band will play in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, so far Greek dates are booked, Bulgarians almost all and we are waiting one more answer from Hungary,about Romania we hope to have soon the answers we need, we are planning 5-6 gigs in Romania, truth is this will be first time we gonna play so many shows in Greece, it was hard in the beggining but on the way things worked nice.
You’ve been last year in Romania with Green Goblins, how was the public?
Our previous time in Romania was really great, it was first time for us and for the Goblins as well, i didnt know what to expect, we saw different kind of people to our gigs, most of the audience was really warm.
What is the situation in Greece, i saw on news that you have a shitty situation there with the gouverment…
You are asking me about situation in Greece and what the nets reporting, well it is, it used to be and it will be too fucking shit, and simple people is responsible for this, we have the politicians we deserve, we have what we vote, we have the same stupids for years, maybe faces can change, and people still support this system, going to elections, voting and supporting this corrupted system, what else can i say.
What Voodoo Healers prepare for the near future, working on something new?
Voodoo Healers besides the upcoming October tour finishing an album with title ” Dawn Of A Day”, album will be totally ready late summer,we re gonna have few gigs in Greece till the end of this years supporting Godfathers the legendary English rock n roll band, and for 2012 target is England , Germany and Finland.
Please make me a top 10 of your favorite bands and artists.
Mircea this question is really tricky but i will try: Stooges, Motor City 5, Motorhead, Rolling Stones, Dr. Feelgood, Ramones, Who, Roky Erickson, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Damned
Choose between Tzatziki and Kebab 🙂
Tzatziki and Kebab are two different things, one fits to another, thats why i choose both
You thought to do a cover version punk’n’roll for Zorba the Greek?
So what do you think about Romania?
Romania i have to say is really beautifull, the county side ,the mountains the forests …really great, i love the idea to spend more days there and meet more people, most of the people we met during previous tour were cool and kind to us, i m looking forward for more.
On Living In A Dogville appear a funny logo from Juicy Pussy Records, it’s your label?
Yes, actually is a label i did for our first release, from the moment that it was almost impossible to find another label to do that for us i did it myself, the logo is an artwork from a friend who offered to draw something, i liked it, its funny as you mention, but only that…
Thank you so much Chris for the answers and if you have something to add, please do it.
I like to say one more, one more thing that i m always saying, support your local rock n roll scene, support the bands with original material, this few people who fighting to keep the idea of a band alive…
see you around
„Fast” Chris from Voodoo Healers vs. Mighty Mirceone from Mpty Zine / july 2011
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