Interview with Andrew Spraggon – Sola Rosa

Sola Rosa are embarking on their first tour of Australia since 2010, playing coast to coast (including a stop at BIGSOUND 2012) in support of their new album Low and Behold, High and Beyond. Andrew Spraggon (Production, Keys, Percussion, Gadgets) of Sola Rosa took time out with Life Music Media.

:: What track changed your life ::
Too many to mention really.

:: What is your favourite Album ::
I have a few classic fav’s like Marvin Gayes ‘I Want You’ but I prefer to listen to new stuff as often as possible.

:: Name a band or artist we should checkout ::
Tall Black Guy. He’s my fav producer right now.

:: Favourite Quote ::
“The trick is to have a career and have a family. It’s like having two dogs that hate each other and you have to take them for a walk every night.” – Tom Waits

:: When on tour, you can’t live without ::
The occasional decent meal and eye masks, headphones and a neck pillow. Sleeping on the plane and in the van is impossible without them.

:: When you think of Australia, you think ::
Heat, good food, Coopers Sparkling Ale, Beaches, Nick Cave, good stand up comedy, great music festivals.

:: Worst thing to happen to music is ::
Commercial radio.

:: Best thing about the current music industry ::
Independence – how you make music and get it out to the audience can be entirely up to you and that is liberating.

:: Biggest influence ::
New music

:: Childhood hero ::
My brothers.

:: When you were younger you wanted to be ::
Robert Smith

:: Last album bought ::
Home Brew – Home Brew

:: First album you ever bought ::
Long time ago but I think it was possibly something by Depeche Mode.

:: First concert you went to ::
The Cure – The Top tour

:: Last concert you went to ::

:: Favourite current band ::
Will Sessions

:: Favourite drink ::
Pinot – gris or noir

:: Favourite book ::
Anything by Peter Guralnick

:: Favourite actor ::
Johnny Depp or Philip Seymour Hoffman

:: Favourite website ::

:: The best boredom buster is ::

:: The best film you ever saw was ::
The Party – Peter Sellers

:: Your ultimate snack is ::

:: The first thing you do when you wake up is ::
Wish I could sleep more.

:: Best piece of advice you’ve received ::
Don’t be a dick!

:: Your biggest aspirations ::
To live a long happy healthy life

:: Best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received ::
My two kids.

Niche Productions presents Sola Rosa and special guests

Wednesday, September 12 – Bakery Lane –

Thursday 13th September – The Standard – Sydney NSW
Tickets: &

Friday 14th September – Northcote Social Club – Northcote VIC

Wednesday 26th September – Indi Bar, Scarborough WA

Friday 28th September – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough WA
Tickets: at the door

Saturday 29th September – Amplifier – Perth WA

Sunday 30th September – Wave Rock Weekender – Wave Rock Beach WA