Heading under cover
5 months ago
1) I know you were a model and Army Reserve captain once upon a time. When and why did you eventually decided to open up retail stores?
I had an idea and I just knew I must pursue it. It sounds very simple but it’s true!
2) What was the beginning like?
The beginning was very scary, it was such hard work and I had reoccurring nightmares of failure!
I also had a six month old baby and the juggling was incredibly taxing.
Hello Ben! Can you give us a brief history of the band?
My Disco started in the summer of 2003 as a short-lived project because I was living overseas at the time, but the jams were so good that I relocated back to Australia to continue the band full time. Since then, we have been touring and putting out records in regular fashion.
Many Australian bands relocate to Europe in order to gain more exposure. Have you ever considered the move or do you feel you have more to achieve or prove here?
We have talked about a Berlin-style relocation, as we do pretty well in Europe. Aside from a few tour van and gear hiccups, Europe is an amazing place to visit and play. There is a different culture over there towards live music and touring bands. They have an attitude based on respect with high regard for the artists, making it an entirely pleasurable experience. Australia is so far away and quite limiting in its scope when you are an "outsider" band as we are, but we love it nonetheless.