Interview with Tonight Alive!

Tonight Alive are something of a sensation back in their native Sydney, Australia. This young five piece female fronted pop punk band are making some serious waves over there, supporting the likes of Fireworks and were most recently the opening act for The Blackout’s Australian shows. This band are definitely one to watch out for and have a mini album called ‘All Shapes And Disguises’ out June 18th!

 

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Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Jenna, I’m 17 and I sing in a band called Tonight Alive!

 

How did you get started?
I’d been singing since before I started school but only began taking it seriously when my aunty passed her old guitar down to me when I was 10. Thats around when I started writing and accompanying myself. Everything seems to have eventuated from a twist in fate somewhere along the line!

 

Favourite book and why?
I don’t read a whole bunch but ‘The Perks of being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky really stands out to me. I’d heard that Fall Out Boy had recommended it a few years back. I loved it from the first page! ‘And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.’

 

Favourite type of music and why?
I love anything that you can feel what someone means through the way they play or sing, rather than the words they speak. I’m not going to lie, I’m metal at heart, I can’t get enough of it, but pop punk is definitely my best friend!

 

If you could choose one super power what would it be?
The first thing that comes to mind is flying but to be less cliche I’d have to choose Super Mario Powers. Throwing fireballs and back flipping on anything that got in your way would be the ultimate!

 

Most embarrassing thing to happen to you while in the band?
I do a lot of goofy things but I rarely stay embarrassed for too long, everyone’s too busy laughing at me! I’ll never forget the time I kicked a foldback offstage though, it was totally accidental, I hope the crowd thought it was punk or something.

 

What was the last album you bought?
‘Other voice, Other rooms’ by The Getaway Plan. They were an incredible Australian band!

 

What’s the best part of being in a band?
I love it! Those boys are my best friends.. We get to share the same rush and fulfilment through doing what we love. Tthe best part is that we’re together through all of it!

 

What do you want on your gravestone?
‘Here Lies Jenalive’ …oh the irony

 

Most embarrassing clothing item owned by you or a band mate?
Jake’s entire wardrobe!

 

Check out the band here www.myspace.com/tonightalive

 

Words: Paul Esp

 

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