Today I caught up with a four piece from Harrogate called The Omega Era! And they took on our 10 questions!
First things first how did you come to be?
We started after Jonny and Gavs first band split up, Gav knew Ryan from a former musical project and James came about at the right time through a mate who runs our practice rooms, this was the band we all had been waiting for!! Everything sort of fell in to place.
What genre of music would you say you play?
We play Rock Music!
Which bands/artists do you take influences from?
Jonny our lead singer takes songwriting and lyric writing influences from right across the spectrum, from Grohl and Gallagher to Bowie and on and on!
Gav our bass player is a prog rock fan and takes influences from Zappa to The Mars Volta with some Smiths thrown in
Ryan our lead guitarist is a huge Queen fan but also likes Smiths, Oasis, and delves deep in to that era of music
Our drummer James, loves the rock and the British metal scene watching bands like Twin Atlantic Asking Alexandria
Best venue you’ve ever played and why?
This was pretty recently actually, we played at the 360 Club in Leeds for our EP Launch and it was fantastic really great sound and promoter (Richard!!) We even got a recording of the gig which we will be putting online at some point www.soundcloud.com/theomegaera
Best gig you’ve ever attended?
One of the best gigs we ever attended as a band was one we were playing at, it was one of our first few gigs and was at the BedFest put on by a pal of ours Rufus Beckett and we had played and on of our mates bands Hell Fire Jack were headlining so we watched them and before we knew it we were rocking at the front like crazy people it was a brilliant show from those guys!
A band you would most like to support and why?
From my point of view id like to support the Foos, it would be an amazing gig plus Dave Grohls the nicest man in rock so you’d definitely be in for a good old drink up after the gig!!
A band that you would like to work with?
From the bands point of view i think to get together with some local bands (i couldnt name one!!) and put on a show would be amazing, i mean the standard of music in our little town of Harrogate is superb we’d have Set Sails, Hell Fire Jack, Little Drafts, The Pips, The Superlatives, Eskimo, The Four45s, Dual Horizon theres loads more too!
Top five albums you’ve ever heard?
In no particular order, Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape, Tool – Lateralus, Muse – Black Holes and Revalations, Queen – Queen 2, Amputecture – Mars Volta
Biggest accomplishment as a band/solo artist?
Our Gig at the 360 Club was a pretty big deal for us, we have used it as a benchmark and hopefully next year when we look back we can see a steady curve of the band progress culminating in some big gigs in Leeds perhaps at the Brudenell Social Club, I suppose if we are still playing gigs to people who have a dance then we wont mind!!
What’s next in the pipeline?
Few gigs coming up now its all about the self promotion and begin work on our single we will be releasing early next year called ‘A Million Suns’ its going to have a nice little acoustic ‘b’ side for everyone to enjoy too!! then after that its the second ep and depending on how many songs we write in that period we could do an album!! who knows.
Thanks so much guys for taking the time out, it’s much appreciated!