Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Sydney, Australia based Glam/Hard Rock band Starcrazy. Huge thanks to vocalist Marcus for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Marcus, I’m the singer/tambourine player and I formed Starcrazy in September 2019 with my best buddy, Odin Wolf. We had both been playing in other bands, I had been playing the drums mostly. We decided to finally combine our passion for Glam/Hard Rock and write some music together that represented what we’re about. We recruited JB on bass through mutual friends and our drummer, Jack Farmer was recommended by our mate, Woodie from the band, FANGZ.

How did you come up with your band name?

I’ve wanted to be in a band with the word “star” in the name since I was 12, Starcrazy is sort of a spin on “stir crazy”. Also, it’s easy to say and looks great on a t-shirt !

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re born and bred in Inner West Sydney, Australia. There’s a great rock scene here, plenty of great bands and venues to play around Newtown and the city. Covid-19 has been a huge blow to the nightlife obviously, but Sydney has seemed to bounce back pretty well compared to other cities, I think the live music scene is gonna be back better than ever once everything is back to normal.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

‘Long Way Home’ is our first single as a full band. (We had released an early single late last year with me on drums).

‘Long Way Home (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

We dig The Struts, The Lemon Twigs and Greta Van Fleet.

What first got you into music?

David Bowie. I got to see him live when I was 10 years old ! He has my first musical obsession. My dad and uncle are also a huge influence, they have been in many great bands since the early 70’s.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Probably Pollyman from Melbourne. He has this really cool theatrical, deep voice and I have always wanted to do a collab with him, maybe with me doing some high harmonies.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Hellfest in France. Just looks amazing and would love to play in that part of the world.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A Leif Garrett 7″ single. Onya, Jake!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Don’t listen to your parents, make your own mind up.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Eddie Van Halen.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love being able to express myself onstage and song writing is a really great way to find out more about yourself. I hate when people ask if I’m into Phil Collins when I mention that I’m a drummer who also sings.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

That’s a tough one, perhaps less sharks/liars/con artists?

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Jane’s Addiction – “Ritual De Lo Habitual”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl of course.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

A local gig at Marrickville Bowlo. It was our first gig earlier this year and it was just electric.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Probably an astrophysicist, why not?

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

John Waters (Director), David Lee Roth, Richard Linklater, Eric Avery and Alice Cooper.

What’s next for the band?

An EP to be released in early 2021.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp and Spotify.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Never seen one in real life, but I’m gonna say cake. They look yummy.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

No worries, if you dig the single, give us a follow on Spotify, we have more music to come!

Photo by Coco Film and Photography

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