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:: Spotlight :: Lost Valentinos Q & A for Bacardi Express

By: courtesy Peer Group Media

We talk to Nik Yiannikas from Lost Valentinos about the upcoming BACARDI EXPRESS tour…

Q. You’ve managed to score yourself a spot on the BACARDI EXPRESS tour, how do you feel about this?

A. We're looking forward to going back in time and travelling in the style of bygone eras. It'll be like when Marty McFly went back in time and almost hooked up with a young version of his mum in Back To The Future.

Q. What do you think will be the highlight of the tour?

A. When Matt Van She inevitably unleashes his alter ego “Frankie.” He's scarier than the bondage dude in Pulp Fiction, and even more hilarious. We'll need Bruce Willis with a Samurai sword to take him down.

Q. How do you feel about going on tour with UK superstars Groove Armada?

A. I Feel Love.

Q. How would you describe your band’s live performance style?

A. When we channel the peyote gods, then it's completely out of our hands. We have no control over our bodies and we don't remember a thing. But we've been informed that it is “sizzling”.

Q. Which city on the tour are you looking forward to visiting? Why?

A. Well we live in Sydney. And Wagga and Wollongong aren't really cities are they? That just leaves Melbourne…

Q. In your opinion, what makes a tour great?

A. You need a good tour manager who's prepared to find the band (Andrew) in the morning and get them to the airport. If you've got that, the world is your oyster.

Q. Who is your favourite live performer and why? Where did you see them play?

A. Jamie Lidell doing his one man techno cabaret show (we've seen him multiple times). There is this unparalleled element of danger, as he constructs entire tracks from the ground up using only his voice and a techno tower. AND he can sing. What's not to love about a white Curtis Mayfield playing with computers while wearing silk pyjamas?

Q. If you could go to any concert in the history of the world, whose concert would you go see?

A. It would be pretty much impossible to give only one answer to this question. Nirvana at Reading in 1992? The Prodigy at Red Square in 1997?? The Beatles Rooftop Concert in 1969?? Lost Valentinos in Ciudad de los Cesares in 2011?

Q. How do you feel about spending 48 hours with other bands and media on a train?

A. Crazy s**t seems to happen when you're on tour, but nobody seems to ever have a camera to record it. We're looking forward to building our legend and having it chronicled for posterity. I can imagine it's going to be like some sort of Z-grade Celebrity Big Brother with less fake tits. Or maybe more The Blair Witch Project. You know that was a true story?!

Q. Your top ten iPod songs? Any recommendations?

A. Nirvana - Aneurysm
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring Da Ruckus
Dr Dre - Still Dre
The Beatles- Tomorrow Never Knows
Happy Mondays – WFL
Stone Roses - Fool's Gold
Liars - Let's Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack/Houseclouds
Gang of Four - Damaged Goods
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great/All My Friends
Joy Division - Atmosphere
Can - Vitamin C

Yes, there are more than 10 on this list. Hey we're a band, tell us we can only have 10 on the list and we'll try to get 20 in. That’s how we roll.

Q. What’s next for the band after BACARDI EXPRESS?

A. We're going to sprint overseas and try our brand of “Conquistadisco” in Europe and Old Blighty. Hopefully our experiences on the train will galvanise our spirits for the adventures to come…

Concert Details:
Melbourne – Palace Theatre, Thursday, March 26, 2009, 7.00pm
Wagga Wagga – The Capitol, Friday, March 27, 2009, 7.30pm
Wollongong – Waves Nightclub, Saturday, March 28, 2009, 12:00pm
Sydney – Luna Park, Saturday, March 28, 2009, 7:30pm