Introducing: Before Breakfast
Sheffield 4-piece telling female-forward stories inside strong melodies with a delicate, accomplished sound…
YOUR NAMES: Gina Walters, Lucy Revis, Debra Finch.
BAND NAME: Before Breakfast.
WHAT DO YOU DO/PLAY? Lead singer, cello and BVs, piano and BVs.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER AS A BAND/PLAYING MUSIC? Nearly 3 years
GIVE US 3 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
1. We’re doing what we can to champion women in a male dominated space.
2. We’re awkward as hell at gigs and that can be more entertaining than the gig itself.
3. We’re really, really, really good.
WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
An unplugged gig in a room with cracking acoustics so you can sink into those vocal harmonies.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST RECORD?
G: Dead Slow Hoot, No Reunions, earlier this year… I’m not into vinyl.
L: Some Wagner opera purely for the cover art.
D: Barbra Streisand’s Love Songs.
G: ‘Believe’ by Cher. Hit.
L: Gina G ‘Ooh aah’.
D: ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ by Wheatus.
G: Like, from limewire when I was 14 or legit downloads? Because the answers will be very different.
L: Boyz II Men ‘End of the Road’… I think.
D: On Limewire would be some Mason Jennings, sorry Mason. Bought since! Paid for on iTunes would be some Biffy Clyro.
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRL/BOYFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
G: Why does that mean it’s all gone right?! My current boyfriend will have left me by this point apparently so I’ll probs be in a very dark place.
L: I’m single. I’ll take that boyfriend if he’s game. I want a cello with my own face carved into the scroll (top bit).
D: Making several unsuccessful love duets albums with The Edge from U2.
SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE ACRIMONIOUSLY BROKEN UP CITING HUGE MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
G: Vocal Rehabilitation or Speech Language Therapy. Such a voice nerd.
L: I would love to run some kind of wildlife rescue sanctuary, just a load of hedgehogs, bats, badgers and rabbits and me living it up.
D: Again, making several unsuccessful love duets albums with The Edge from U2. What can I say? The man wants to work with me.
PLEASE CITE SOME INTER-BAND MUSICAL DIFFERENCES…
Lucy listens to Radio 4, classical music and early 00’s RnB, so has no idea what new music is cool, whereas Gina still listens to Radio 1 in the car despite having Bluetooth capabilities. Gina’s also a control freak who wants to write everything but needs to accept that beauty can be born from healthy collaboration. Debra likes music that she suspects the other two think is depressing and weird like Coco Rosie or Andy Shauf.
WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
G: SELF-ESTEEM (Rebecca Lucy Taylor) is smashing it, doing things her way and reaping the benefits.
L: I hear other people talk about Jessica Ennis. I have to admit I know nothing about sport but she helped with the gold letterboxes post Olympics so that’s got to be a bonus.
D: If only The Edge lived in Yorkshire.
NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT, WHO’S ON VOCALS AND WHO’S YOUR BEZ?
L: We had the pleasure of supporting Tokio Myers and his piano skills are pretty insane. I saw Skinny Pelembe a couple of weeks back and his drummer, Remi Graves, was just A PLEASURE
GO SEE THIS FILM: Arrival.
GO READ THIS BOOK: MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood.
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: Jeff Buckley.
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING: If it pays well we’ll do anything.
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS?: London.
AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS?
If you didn’t hate that please come say hello. If you don’t like eye contact look us up online.
Before Breakfast are working on their debut album. Follow the band here: twitter.com/Beforebreakfas1