Rosko

Band — London

Name
Rosko (Bruce – vocals / Si – guitar / Perry - bass / Dean - drums)

Where are you from?
London, Essex, Devon and Lithuania. All over the gaff.

Describe your style in three words.
Having a laugh.

What was the first track you played on repeat?
B - I had Mark Morrison’s 'Return of the Mack' on cassette so it would probably be that.
P - I'm Blue DA BA DEE!!!

What was your all-time favourite gig?
D - That one with the great carpet.
P - Some may call it magic.
D - Bruce got his chewing gum stuck in his barnet. 
B - I always give it like I'm at Wembley.
D - Did you mean our gig or a gig we went to?
P - Oh yeah, easy then. Take That at Wembley.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
B - Early Grime got me into music properly as a boy with no access to instruments and that. Still making beats on Fruity Loops to this day.
P - Rock & Roll from the cradle. 
D - I listen to Funk and dance around the house. Not sure what subculture that fits into.

How should your music be listened to?
D - Headphones, phone speakers...
B - Location: back of the bus.
D - In da club, you name it...
P - As long as you can hear my bass I'm cool.
S - Anywhere, anyhow. Say no to discrimination.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
B - The Streets, Oasis, Madness, Ian Dury, Kano...
P - We don't sound much like any of them though really. 
B - Yeah inspiration. I just gravitate towards music made by people I'd like to have a drink with really. 
D - Bowie is a hero, but I just hit things in time.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history – who would it be?
B - Oasis, with Bonehead involved. 
S - The Libertines.
P - Arctic Monkeys.
D - If Oasis and Arctic Monkeys had to fight each other for the slot, Oasis would win so I'll go with them for this.

One record you would keep forever
B - Madlib & MF Doom - 'Madvillainy'
S - GG Alin - 'Carnival of Excess' is going nowhere.

A song from your favourite album?
B - My favourite album changes so much. 
S - One hundred per cent. 
B - If forced at gunpoint I'd say 'Geezers Need Excitement' from The Streets' Original Pirate Material. 
D - Michael Jackson - ‘Baby Be Mine’ from Thriller.

A song you wish you had written?
B - The Verve - 'Bittersweet Symphony'. 
D - Yellowjackets - ‘Downtown’. 
S - Gorillaz - 'Clint Eastwood' is a hitta too.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
B - Curiosity Killed the Cat - 'Down to Earth' for £2 mate. I also bought the Action Bronson album but left it on the tube.
S - Leonard Cohen - 'You Want it Darker'. 
P - I have no money for records. I need food.

A song lyric that has inspired you.
B - "I know a girl called Elsa, she's into Alkaseltzer" 
S - "Lean back with the Les Paul, shit I smoke is like cholesterol"
D - "If models are made for modellin', thick girls are made for cuddlin"

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
P - Darude - 'Sandstorm'
S - Vanessa Paradis - 'Joe le Taxi'
B - Justin Timberlake - 'Rock Your Body'
D - Primus – Tommy The Cat’
B - Bobby Valentino - 'Slow Down' - We love R&B. 
P - I DO NOT LOVE R&B!!
B - D'Angelo - 'Jonz in My Bonz'

What music did you listen to growing up?
B - Anything produced by The Neptunes. 
S - Rod Stewart. I was very sexy very quickly. 
P - Elvis Presley. 
D - Michael Jackson, Phil Collins and Prince.

Best love song of all time?
B - Tom Waits - 'I'm Still Here'
P - Love song, or song to make love to?
S - Both...
P - I make love in silence
S - I make love to 'Tiesto - Adagio for Strings'

Best song to turn up loud?
S - N.E.R.D - 'Lapdance' always makes the club go off. 
B - Except that disco in central.
P - The DJ hated us. 
B - See ya packed dancefloor... - We had fun though. 
B - If those mugs wanna dance to Grease that's not our problem. 
S - How many fake birthdays have you had to get that tune played in inappropriate locations?

A British music icon that has inspired you.
B - Liam Gallagher
P - Alex Turner
S - Richard Ashcroft

Best song to bring people together?
S - Wu Tang Clan - 'Da Mystery of Chessboxin'
B - R. Kelly - 'Happy People' is one of my mum's favourites so I'll say that. Big up Tracie.
S - Big up Trace!!
B - Pete would prefer 'Come on Eileen'.

Name
Rosko (Bruce – vocals / Si – guitar / Perry - bass / Dean - drums)

Where are you from?
London, Essex, Devon and Lithuania. All over the gaff.

Describe your style in three words.
Having a laugh.

What was the first track you played on repeat?
B - I had Mark Morrison’s 'Return of the Mack' on cassette so it would probably be that.
P - I'm Blue DA BA DEE!!!

What was your all-time favourite gig?
D - That one with the great carpet.
P - Some may call it magic.
D - Bruce got his chewing gum stuck in his barnet. 
B - I always give it like I'm at Wembley.
D - Did you mean our gig or a gig we went to?
P - Oh yeah, easy then. Take That at Wembley.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
B - Early Grime got me into music properly as a boy with no access to instruments and that. Still making beats on Fruity Loops to this day.
P - Rock & Roll from the cradle. 
D - I listen to Funk and dance around the house. Not sure what subculture that fits into.

How should your music be listened to?
D - Headphones, phone speakers...
B - Location: back of the bus.
D - In da club, you name it...
P - As long as you can hear my bass I'm cool.
S - Anywhere, anyhow. Say no to discrimination.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
B - The Streets, Oasis, Madness, Ian Dury, Kano...
P - We don't sound much like any of them though really. 
B - Yeah inspiration. I just gravitate towards music made by people I'd like to have a drink with really. 
D - Bowie is a hero, but I just hit things in time.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history – who would it be?
B - Oasis, with Bonehead involved. 
S - The Libertines.
P - Arctic Monkeys.
D - If Oasis and Arctic Monkeys had to fight each other for the slot, Oasis would win so I'll go with them for this.

One record you would keep forever
B - Madlib & MF Doom - 'Madvillainy'
S - GG Alin - 'Carnival of Excess' is going nowhere.

A song from your favourite album?
B - My favourite album changes so much. 
S - One hundred per cent. 
B - If forced at gunpoint I'd say 'Geezers Need Excitement' from The Streets' Original Pirate Material. 
D - Michael Jackson - ‘Baby Be Mine’ from Thriller.

A song you wish you had written?
B - The Verve - 'Bittersweet Symphony'. 
D - Yellowjackets - ‘Downtown’. 
S - Gorillaz - 'Clint Eastwood' is a hitta too.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
B - Curiosity Killed the Cat - 'Down to Earth' for £2 mate. I also bought the Action Bronson album but left it on the tube.
S - Leonard Cohen - 'You Want it Darker'. 
P - I have no money for records. I need food.

A song lyric that has inspired you.
B - "I know a girl called Elsa, she's into Alkaseltzer" 
S - "Lean back with the Les Paul, shit I smoke is like cholesterol"
D - "If models are made for modellin', thick girls are made for cuddlin"

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
P - Darude - 'Sandstorm'
S - Vanessa Paradis - 'Joe le Taxi'
B - Justin Timberlake - 'Rock Your Body'
D - Primus – Tommy The Cat’
B - Bobby Valentino - 'Slow Down' - We love R&B. 
P - I DO NOT LOVE R&B!!
B - D'Angelo - 'Jonz in My Bonz'

What music did you listen to growing up?
B - Anything produced by The Neptunes. 
S - Rod Stewart. I was very sexy very quickly. 
P - Elvis Presley. 
D - Michael Jackson, Phil Collins and Prince.

Best love song of all time?
B - Tom Waits - 'I'm Still Here'
P - Love song, or song to make love to?
S - Both...
P - I make love in silence
S - I make love to 'Tiesto - Adagio for Strings'

Best song to turn up loud?
S - N.E.R.D - 'Lapdance' always makes the club go off. 
B - Except that disco in central.
P - The DJ hated us. 
B - See ya packed dancefloor... - We had fun though. 
B - If those mugs wanna dance to Grease that's not our problem. 
S - How many fake birthdays have you had to get that tune played in inappropriate locations?

A British music icon that has inspired you.
B - Liam Gallagher
P - Alex Turner
S - Richard Ashcroft

Best song to bring people together?
S - Wu Tang Clan - 'Da Mystery of Chessboxin'
B - R. Kelly - 'Happy People' is one of my mum's favourites so I'll say that. Big up Tracie.
S - Big up Trace!!
B - Pete would prefer 'Come on Eileen'.

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