Cindy: So what’s the current line-up of “LUKSTAT”? James: Stirling Kohler – geetaw Rob Persian – lead bass and vox Brendan Bates – drum skins James Dawson – geetaw and vox
Cindy: And where are you guys from? James Leichhardt x 2 Ourimbah x 1 Liverpool x 1
Cindy: When did you guys get together? James We first started out in school with Rob, Brendan and me, (and a couple of other likely lads) in a band called Assume the Position, a dodgy school covers band. We then moved out of school and lost Brendan to Germany for a wee while, and we met Stirls playing dodgy gigs in Sydney about 2 years ago. Had a few drummers between and then got Brendan back, …..phew!
Cindy: How did the band name come about? James: Watching to many bad Hollywood movies
Cindy: What style do you play? James: Hard core beat box swing jazz hydro triple beat rock n roll
Cindy: And what would your greatest achievement as a band be? James: We are supporting Grinspoon on 31st July at the Castle Hill Tavern.
Cindy: What would some of the musical influences behind “LUKSTAT” consist of? James: There’s a mix of You Am I, Black Crowes, Soundgarden and a hell of a lot of other bands in there.
Cindy: Do you guys have any previous releases or future recording plans in sight? James: We have 2 independent EPs in the bag called “new born” and “…Bulletproof”, and we are looking at having our 3rd out by the end of September.
Cindy: What 3 bands have you played with in the past? James: Bluebottle Kiss, Mick Hart, Sickpuppies
Cindy: What 3 bands would you like to play with in the future? James: Personally, You Am I, Black Crowes (it’s a shame they split before they had the honour to play with us!) and the all round nice guys Pearl Jam
Cindy: What was the last gig you went to? James: Front End Loader at the Annandale
Cindy: – C.D you bought? James: Further - Punkrockvampires
Cindy: Where do you see yourself in 12-18 months? James: Touring and playing more shows with rockin Aussie bands
Cindy: O.K have you got any words to sum up “LUKSTAT”? James: What the hell is a LUKSTAT?