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:: Spotlight :: Van She Q & A for Bacardi Express

By: courtesy Peer Group Media

We talked to Matt Van Schie from Van She about the upcoming BACARDI EXPRESS 2009 tour.

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

A. Excited, scared, aroused. Similar to how Sharon Stone felt when William Baldwin first touched her in Sliver.

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

A. The highlight of the tour will be sneaking up to the rooftop of the carriage at night, and train surfing into Sydney, after a bottle of Bacardi!

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

A. Great, I saw them play at the Horden Pavillion in Sydney, in 2000, before Van She existed. It’ll be nice to meet some chaps who’ve been in the game longer than us and have lived to tell the tale.

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

A. Pure and utter ear dazzling chops.

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

A. Wagga, because Russell Crowe used to work out at a gym there.

Q. If you could create and name a cocktail after your band, what would it contain and what would you call it?

A. Two table spoons of rapadura, a squeezed lime, a teaspoon of coke, three shots of cachaça.

Q. How does the band prepare for a show?

A. We fight with taser guns!

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

A. Fine dining.

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

A. Prince, because he’s a master of music, sexy dance moves, and I saw him at a secret show at The Basement in Sydney

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

A. Live Aid

Q. Your top ten iPod songs? Any recommendations?

A. Martika, Love thy will be done
10cc, I’m not in love
Lauren Wood, Fallen
A Certain Ratio, Life’s A Scream
Kenny G, Sade
Sade, Smooth Opertaor
Hall And Oates, Method of modern love
Nik Kershaw, Wouldn’t it be good
Tear Council, Journey
Talking Heads, This must be the place (naïve melody)

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

A. More taser gun action, more song writing for album No.2, and summer festivals in the northern hemisphere.

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