LoveSick Radio Interview

Quick Questions With LoveSick Radio

Bringing together a distinctive blend of unapologetic rock guitar, coupled with pop melodies and a little hip-hop swagger, LoveSick Radio have created a fresh sound all their own.

I caught up with David, Glenn and Matt B to ask them the Guitar Noodle Quick Questions.

Quick Questions With LoveSick Radio

Quick Questions

1. Who inspired you to start playing? 

David Harris (Guitar): Hearing music by Aerosmith, Sex Pistols, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes & Led Zeppelin forever changed me. The songwriting, The guitar hooks, the image. I couldn’t get enough & frankly, I still can’t. I’m a music junkie. I aspire to write music on par with my heroes.

Glenn Viers (Bass): My dad has been playing for a long time and watching him play in his bands is what made me initially want to start playing. Watching videos of Motley Crue at US Fest in 1983 is what made me want to get serious about playing.

Matt Bores (Guitar): I was initially inspired by my older cousin Mike who brought up a shiny black Jackson electric guitar to Christmas one year.  He was jamming to some Ozzy riffs like Crazy Train and I just thought it was the coolest thing in the world.

2. Which piece of equipment couldn’t you live without?

David: A guitar & an imagination. I love writing songs & riffs.

Glenn: Not anything related to bass. I have a Gibson Explorer that my dad bought when I was younger. The first time I played it I fell in love and so he let me have it. It’s honestly my most prized possession.

Matt B.: As simple as it sounds my Boss TU pedal tuner . I can’t stand even being the slightest bit out of tune

3. What’s your favourite album of the year so far?

David: For me, so far in 2019 it’s Rival Sons – Feral Roots! Such a great band that keeps delivering album after album. Tons of respect for that band!

Glenn: I’m terrible about staying up to date on new music. I’m a big pop fan, so my favorite so far is ZAYN’s newest album “Icarus Falls”. He’s got tons of different sounds and vibes on. He dips into a lot of RnB, pop, rock and funk.

Matt B.: Probably “No Sign of Relief” by Swedish rockers The Cruel Intentions. The Album has some killer riffs & guitar playing. I’ve also always been a huge fan of vocalist Lizzy Devine.

4. If you could have a lesson from anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

David: I’ve never taken a lesson but I would love to write & record with jimmy page. Now that would be an education!

Glenn:  Probably Stefan Lessard. I could listen to bass and drum mixes of Dave Matthews songs all day.

Matt B.: I’m going to go with Steve Stevens. I’ve been such a fan of his tone & playing for years. He also seems really cool and down to earth from all the tutorials and interviews I’ve seen of him

5. What is your number one tip for any new player?

David: Play to a click & play with musicians better than you. Timing is important. Every song lives at the right tempo. It also dies at the wrong tempo.

Glenn: Listen to and learn different styles. There’s elements to every genre that you can add to your playing to make it unique and cool. Versatility in what you can play is also really important.

Matt B: Try not to initially get overwhelmed with the endless amount of theory, scales, modes, chord shapes etc.  Just start with the basics, learning a few simple open chords and power chord shapes. Pick some simple songs and work on counting along and getting in the groove.  From there just practice & practice.

David: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us.

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