Take Five With… Christian Tryhorn | Transvaal Diamond Syndicate

Its been an amazing year for Transvaal Diamond Syndicate (TDS)… inclusion in Australia’s premier Blues and Roots Festival, Byron Bay Bluesfest 2011, completion of their ‘Sins of the Blessed – East Coast Tour’ – some 35 dates over 2 months which sees the band travel from Cairns all the way down to Sydney, pretty much stopping at every city in between – as well as a number of confirmed festival dates and key support slots.

Life Music Media invites you to take five with… Christian Tryhorn | Transvaal Diamond Syndicate

:: What track changed your life ::
Dr Feelgood – Motley Crue (First CD ever bought – went “…WOAH.”)

:: What is your favourite Album ::
Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Red Hot Chili Peppers

:: Name a band or artist we should checkout ::
Just 1? haha so many. Check out The Royal Artillery from Brisbane.

:: Favourite Quote ::
“You only get 1 life… use it.”

:: When on tour, you can’t live without ::
Morning 1.25L bottle of water

:: When you think of Australia, you think ::

:: Worst thing to happen to music is ::
Mass-produced aesthetically-pleasing generic pop musicians

:: Best thing about the current music industry ::
There are avenues for every type of music to come to the front of that scene

:: Biggest influence ::
Tom Morello

:: Childhood hero ::
Hmmmm… I was into NKOTB and Bros when I was in primary school haha

:: When you were younger you wanted to be ::
in a band, an architect or a teacher.

:: Last album bought ::
The Year to Forget – Brothers Grim and the Blue Murders

:: First album you ever bought ::
Poison – Open Up and Say… Ahh! (vinyl)

:: First concert you went to ::
Dire Straights circa 1986. Said to parents “What’s that funny smell?”

:: Last concert you went to ::
Have just finished playing 35 concerts but last 1 I paid for was Motley Crue and Brett Michaels

:: Favourite current band ::
Queens of the Stone Age

:: Favourite drink ::
JD and Coke on-the-clock. Banana Smoothies off-the-clock.

:: Favourite book ::
Anything Irvine Welsh

:: Favourite actor ::
Robert De Niro

:: Favourite website ::

:: The best boredom buster is ::
Hitting the beach or grabbing the g-tar

:: The best film you ever saw was ::

:: Your ultimate snack is ::

:: The first thing you do when you wake up is ::
Look outside the window at what sort of day it is then have a shower

:: Best piece of advice you’ve received ::
Do what makes you happy

:: Your ultimate dream dinner guests you and three others ::
Dead – Jim Morrison. Jimi Hendrix. Kurt Cobain. Alive – Josh Homme. Tom Morello. Flea. Bit of a dudefest really… i’d have to throw in Sienna Miller to even things out.

:: Your biggest aspirations ::
Be able to fund my lifestyle through music, play the States and a heap of Oz Festivals

:: Best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received ::
Best – Original painting by a German Artist of Josh Homme. No gifts are bad haha.

Devil On My Shoulder by Transvaal Diamond Syndicate