EMQ’s with PALE BLUE MOON
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Irish Goth Rock band, Pale Blue Moon. Huge thanks to vocalist Shane Kelly 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?
Shane Kelly (Vocals) – My name is Shane, I play with emotions through singing, the band is a collection of misunderstood artists from other successful bands who all need a musical home, and found it in Pale Blue Moon.
How did you come up with your band name?
The band is named after a Carl Sagan poem, but we are merely a moon floating around the Dot.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
I am from Ireland with deep Celtic roots, the Metal/Rock scene is very strong and fertile here, born from the inherent ancient struggles of an island nation, determined to succeed.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our debut single is called ‘Supernatural’, taken from our debut album “The Pleasure of Finding Things Out”.
It’s Not Real (New Single)
Who have been your greatest influences?
Twelve Year Old Redbreast (Irish Whiskey) mostly and Robert Johnson, I made the same deal at the crossroads.
What first got you into music?
I have a deep desire to communicate with all humanity and be understood; music appears to be the logical vehicle to achieve this.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I have a few, It would have to be System Of A Down, Shane MacGowan, Rowdy Outsider and Heilung.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Coachella, it appeals to my ego.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I was given a dead dried mouse wrapped in ladies underwear, I don’t know why, but it smelled like vanilla. I use it as an incense holder.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Thank you and stick with us, this is about to get weird.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Simon le Bon.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Music is freedom and freedom is life, being a musician allows you to be free I get to fly as far as my imagination can take me. I do not hate, never have. Maybe talk to a therapist?
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I wish they would take more risks, there is no fun in safety.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Anything with Freddie Mercury in it.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Vinyl, definitely, have you ever tried to melt a download?
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Best gig for me was The Empire in Shepherd’s Bush London with Shane MacGowan, we got stuck in the lift walked on stage not realising I was on stage and asked a member of the audience for directions, good times.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I’d be doing time, no doubt. my skills are not needed by regular society, currently.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Helbindi, Odin, Ragnarok and Tobias Forge, probably too obvious.
What’s next for the band?
The new album is next then we want to take our chaos as far and wide as you will allow us to go.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
It’s all here:
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
There is no VAT charged therefore they are cakes; however, I respect their duplicity which is to be admired and encouraged. We can learn a lot from Jaffa Cakes, everything is not as it may first appear or suggest itself to be, dig deeper for the truth behind every story.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you for your time and interest , which are the most valuable commodities any human can give another, please do keep an eye on our unfolding adventure, we won’t bore you, time is too precious to be bored.
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