Interview with Adam ‘Bowzer’ Bouskill from Massive Wagons
By Tsarina Wilson
Tsarina recently got the chance to have a really quick chat with, the very busy, Bowzer from Lancaster based Rock band Massive Wagons. Huge thanks to him and Tsarina.
What is your name?
What do you do?
I am the bassist in Massive Wagons!
Can you tell us a little bit about how you ended up doing it?
Nothing exciting in how I ended up here. The lads required a bass player, I had played guitar in a band with Baz (vocalist) previously and offered to play… how hard could it be eh? Only 4 strings!!
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
I’m from Lancaster, a small city in the North West of England, The rock scene has always had a decent presence here. There are a few pubs that put live music on non-stop. The Yorkie, The Pub, The Bobbin, they all put on new and young bands.
Who have been your greatest influences in music or in life?
Empyre’s most recent release is absolutely amazing. Everything they do is gold.
What first got you into music?
Musically talking specifically bass it has to be Roger Glover!
My whole family is into music. Only a couple have been in bands, but everyone loves a huge variety of music. In my house it was always The Stranglers, Madness, Ian Dury, Bob Dylan, Tom Jones on the stereo. My uncles were in a punk band called Interference and they supported The Clash at Lancaster Uni.
Which current bands would you like to see collaborate on a record?
That’s a hard question, I would like to see Danny Bowes of Thunder replace Adam Lambert fronting Queen, Danny hands down has the greatest rock and roll voice.
If you could go to any festival in the world, which would you chose and why?
Graspop, The line-up is always incredible, and I fancy going to Belgium!
What’s the weirdest music related thing you own?
Erm I don’t think I own any weird musical items!
If you had one message for your Ever Metal reader, what would it be?
Look after yourself! Smile! And defend people around you that can’t defend themselves.
If you could bring back one rock star from the dead, who would it be?
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I’d swop the popularity of god-awful pop/chart music that is written by 25 people working with algorithms with the dwindling popularity of the rock, metal and alternative scene.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
“Blackout” by the Scorpions.
What’s best Vinyl, cassette, CD or downloads?
I have no preference; vinyl looks cool though.
What’s the best gig you have been to and why?
Metallica at the Etihad last year it was awesome.
What do you get up to when you’re not writing/ taking photos?
Work, gotta pay the bills.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Keith Moon, Ozzy, Da Vinci, Phil Mogg, Dio!
Thank you so much!
Massive Wagons brand new album “House Of Noise” will be released on 17th July via Earache Records. Order your copy here:
House of Noise (Official Video)
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