Article By Kath Bordello Interview
Article By Kath on Aug 5, 2002


1) How long have Bordello been together?

Well, bordello have been kickin it around Perth for the last 3 years. We have played heaps of gigs in that time and decided that now we have got a really original sound together, we are ready to share it with the whole of
Australia so thats why we moved here. (Melb)

2 ) Where does the name come from?
Ummm, not sure if you wanna print that... Bordello is Spanish for the word "Brothel". We like the name cuz' lots of people say "gee thats a nice name, what does it mean?" then when we tell them they get grosed out!!!

3) How did you guys all meet?

Me (Josh) and the singer (Humphrey) are brothers so we have known eachother for all 21 years of my life. The Drummer (Pete) was found in the "musicians wanted" section in the paper and the bass player was found in the "men seeking women" section of the paper... dont ask why we're reading that.

4) What would be your 3 major musical influences?

We find it hard to specify 3 bands as we all love such different music so if its OK, i'll give you my 3 favourites: Rolling Stones, Jamiroqui and Beastie Boys.

5) What is one thing you'd like to change about the
music industry?

The Melbourne industry? Nothing yet, everyone's been real nice to us...
The Perth Industry? I'd like everyone to get over their tall poppy syndrome and stop cutting down bands cuz they are jealous of their successes. Perth is a very bitchy/ incestuous scene which is one of a few reasons we got out
of there.

6) Where do you see yourself in 5 yrs time?

World domination.... Dr Evil styles!

7) What do you think makes a band stand out from all the

Good songs and an original sound... Something Bordello ALWAYS strive to achieve!

8) What CD releases have you had out? Any in the pipe-line?

We just released our debut Album "21st Century Funk". Our song "I shoulda been a DJ" was Triple Js most requested sond on super request last night so things are really looking up for us. We also have a single out "What's up
your ass??" and an EP called "In the Head". All are available now thru MGM distribution.

9) Favourite cast member of Secret Life of Us?

Errr, that guy with the husky voice... did I see him playing in a band at the Espy the other week? I think so... he wasn't too bad y'know. (Not sure which cast member this is!-Kath.)

10) Final thoughts........(On your band, where you're headed,
words of wisdom, etc....)

Na, just come check us out at a gig soon. All the gig details are on our website... please sign our guestbook and leave ya email address there so we can keep you updated with all things Bordello.

11) Website/email details.
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