An interview with young rock band Tempted

1. How did you get into music?

Christopher and Craig started learning guitar at age 7 and Natasha started learning piano at age 10 and later started learning guitar. Chris and Natasha then joined a music club called Kidz ‘N’ Rock where they got to perform with other musicians their age. Ebruba, our new bassist started learning the bass 18 months ago.

2. What made you decide to start a band?

Natasha and Chris were originally part of another band which didn’t work out and Chris and Craig started a few other bands which also didn’t work out and we ended up with Tempted!

3. What’s your day job?

We are all students.

4. Are you a West Norwood local?

Chris and Natasha live in Tulse Hill. Ebruba lives in West Norwood. Craig lives near Gatwick so he has quite a long way to travel!

5. What brings you back to FEAST each month?

We like getting feedback from the audience and it gives us an experience where we learn what went wrong and what went well and improve so that every time we come back we can perform better and better!

6. What’s next for you?

We’re planning to record an album soon, we don’t have a title yet but that will be decided once we’ve got all our songs up to scratch. We also would like to get more gigs around the country to build up a fan base.

7. What tips would you give to someone thinking of starting a band?

What you need to make sure is that there is chemistry between the band members because it wouldn’t be helpful if you were fighting all the time. You also need to make sure that every single one of you is dedicated. No slacking! You guys need each other and if one of you goes wrong it could throw the whole band off, though sometimes nerves get the best of us and we tend to make mistakes but that’s okay because the nerves will get better. Another thing is, when you’re on stage enjoy yourself and look like you’re enjoying yourself because if you enjoy yourself the audience will enjoy themselves too!

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