I’m Jack and I sing in Chasing Cadence.
How did you get started?
Rob and I met online, through what can only be described as a dating site for musicians. We then went through a few line up changes and here we are today. We all share the same passion for music and the desire to have a good time playing it.
What’s it like to make it to the final eight of the Red Bull Studios competition?
It’s incredible. The whole Red Bull Studios Live at Download opportunity has been an invaluable experience. The support we have received from our fans, friends and family has been overwhelming and surreal! We never thought we’d even make it into the top 100, let alone get picked by the judges for the top 15 and then finish as highly as we did. We can’t wait to show Download what we’re made of.
Have you got any surprises in store for you Download set?
We’re going to go out there just like we do any other show we play and give it absolutely everything we’ve got. We want people to have as much fun as they possibly can and I want to make sure people are hot, sweaty and jumping around by the end of our set. We may have a cheeky surprise or two throughout our set as well…
Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at Download?
There are so many incredible bands this year! Really looking forward to seeing Letlive and Sikth. Then there’s Linkin Park, The Offspring, Behemoth, Steel Panther, Aerosmith, Killswitch Engage, Press To MECO, American Head Charge…I want to see everyone there!
What’s your best festival memory either personally attending as a fan or in the band? And what’s your advice to all the festival goers?
I think for me it was playing Takedown Festival this year. It was our first festival and the whole experience was just great. Besides playing the show, we got to have beers with so many good friends and influences. I think one of the boys got their tent set on fire when they went to a festival before – That also is one of my personal favourite memories, even though I wasn’t there. My advice would be to make sure you have enough alcohol because you’re going to smell really bad and at least being drunk will take the attention away from that.
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