Get To Know: Hybrid Blues
From “The Land of the Long White Cloud” Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hybrid Blues are a 4-piece band featuring; Mike Everard, Adam Pendred, Grant Maccraken fronted by award-winning singer-songwriter Roy Hudson. After Roy’s impressive musical career in the UK/Europe, he has returned to his homeland in furthering his passion for the DNA of all modern music today, the Blues. Their long-awaited new self-titled album due for release September 2020 with 11 tracks from Blues, Blues Rock, Country Rock, Latin, Stoner Blues, Rock, Soft Rock fulfills the pallet of a wild range of music lovers throughout the world with a genre that can only be described as… “Hybrid Blues".
So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
Hybrid... meaning; of mixed character; composed of different elements.-
What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
Bringing all the hours of practice in preparation together and hopefully adding new elements suggested by our producer Tim Julian and/or something we never thought of before hearing/recording our new HB songs
Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
Definitely... the writing Mojo can come in and out, and when it returns...nobody knows, it just does. My/our songs are usually inspired by fascinating/strong people (Mostly women) and/or Life itself and as a dominate Blues song writer and Life is Good, well yeah.... who knows when the next inspiration for a new song is going to turn up and who wants to sing about Covid?!!!
Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
Billy Joel (Song Writing) Paul Rodgers (Vocals) Free (Band)
Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
Pearl Jam (Audience participation/performance)
What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
Marketing without a doubt and the time it takes out of your everyday.
What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
What’s in store for you for the rest of 2021?