Interview with Timmy , Singer Guitarist of The DeRellas

Timmy DeRella - Minister of Propaganda and Agitation, also singer / bass player with London glam punk band The DeRellas.. the past is not relevant.. its all about today..  

 

1. First Punk Rock band you ever saw Live? Where/when?

UK Subs at Retford Porterhouse

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2. First Punk Rock Record you bought? What made you buy it?

 

Destination Venus by The Rezillos.

I saw the Sex Pistols on the front page of the newspaper that day, I went to the local record shop and asked for a punk rock record. I was just a kid but that was the start. I've never looked back!

 

3. Favourite Venue to play in? UK or abroad

Oh there's loads, 100 Club in London, Wild at Heart in Berlin, Wurlitzer Ballroom in Madrid and many many more.

Although we've had some wild nights in the most unlikely places - an old garage in Liege, a Chinese restaurant in Berlin, where we were practically playing on a shelf, the stage was so narrow.

Freakshow in Essen, Germany, is probably my favourite though - we've had some crazy parties there.

 

4. Influences?

Punk Rock... Punk Rock... Punk Rock.

 

5. Any new bands impressed you and worth a shout out? 

Suicide Notes,  Flesh Tetris,  Starsha Lee.

There are loads more, but these are all exciting bands we've had at Rockaway Beach, the club I run with my missis, Debs. 

6. What’s the future look like for you and The DeRellas?

We are recording a new album "Something's Got To Give"' 

We have a Kickstarter campaign going to raise cash to get

it recorded.

KEEP MUSIC ALIVE !

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7. What is the craziest, most memorable thing which happened on Tour?

 

There are so many! 

The first one which springs to mind is the time we got pulled over by the police in Germany. I was wearing a Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll t-shirt and we were probably all a bit hung over from the day before.   They lined us up along the motorway,

tested us all for drugs, then took photos with us.

 

8. Horror Movies or Science Fiction? 

Horror.. all day everyday..

9. What do you dislike?

Tories  

 

10. Guilty pleasure?

Bryan Adams 

 

11. Is Punk Rock Dead? 

Punk Rock is more relevant today than it's ever been..

Stand Up For Yourself.. Stand Out.. Be Yourself.. 

 

12. Any advice for young musician out there?

Believe..

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Interviewed in November 2020