10-fold Cindy: So what’s the current line-up of “10-Fold”? Simon: We're a 3 piece at the moment without a full time bass player... Dan on guitar and vocals, matt on drums and I'm (Simon) on guitar and vocals
Cindy: And where’s the band based? Simon: Northern beaches of Sydney Cindy: When did you guys get together? Simon: probably about 2 years ago now Cindy: How did the band name come about? Simon: I originally chose 2 fold then due to management decisions haha it had to be changed. Cindy: What style do you play? Simon: Similar to the backstreet boys or NSYNC. Nah, punk with a lot of melody. Cindy: Winning the Channel V leg up competition last year did you find many career or tour plans arise? Simon: Not really we thought it would do heaps but the whole winning phase wore off in a few months! But I guess it got us some better shows and some good contacts in the process. Cindy: Greatest achievement as a band to-date be? Simon: Probably playing at the Entertainment centre in front a lot of people... as well as the Channel V leg up competition. That was a fairly big step for us. Cindy: What would some of the musical influences behind “10-fold” consist of? Simon: A lot of our new stuff is very New Found Glory influenced, but Blink 182 have always had a strong impact on most of our writing. Cindy: Can you tell us a little but about opening the show for Unwritten Law and how that all went? Simon: It was amazing! We had just finished playing another show that night so we were all pretty tired but to get up and play in front of such a energetic, rad crowed was so gnarlie. It would of had to have been one of the funnest shows... the Unwritten Law guys were super nice. Cindy: Do you guys have any previous releases or future recording plans in sight? Simon: We're actually getting prepared to record our EP which will hopefully be released near the end of the year and we're planning to take it on tour round Aus... Cindy: What 3 bands have you played with in the past? Simon: Unwritten Law, Frenzal Rhomb, Mad Caddies Cindy: What 3 bands would you like to play with in the future? Simon: New Found Glory, Blink 182 and Boxcar racer Cindy: What was the last gig you didn’t play at that you went to? Simon: Um I think Sum 41 at the Roundhouse Uni, Sydney. Cindy: – C.D you bought? Simon: Rufio - "perhaps, i suppose” Cindy: Do you guys have any on or off stage antics? Simon: we're naturally stupid and make ourselves laugh Cindy: Where do you see yourself in 12-18 months? Simon: Hopefully touring in the states! But probably just playing to Dans baby sister so we'll feel good cos she can't give us any crap!
Cindy: O.K have you got any words to sum up “10-fold”? Simon: We love long walks on the beach and a glass of fine wine over a candle lit dinner.... I really don’t know, but go to our website and find out for yourself!!! www.10-fold.org Cindy: Thanks heaps for the interview Simon! Simon: Thanks