15 Questions With....
She Made Me Do IT
TRR: What is the origin of your band’s name, She Made Me Do It? Is this the original name or have you changed it before?
Shaheena Dax : Original name - Our friend Nik Panic was saving it for something cool and here we are.
TRR: So, what did she make you do?
Will Crewdson: She made me not be too literal.
TRR: Bam! Alright, who are the players in the band?
Shaheena Dax vocals and bass
Will Crewdson guitar and vocals
Joe Holweger (live drummer)
TRR: How did all of you meet? (Be honest) [Church, Synagogue, Grocery Store, Brothel, Hospital, Prison, Mass protest, pride parade, etc.
Shaheena Dax : Will and I met when we were in the rock band Rachel Stamp - Will knows Joe because they both play in Adam Ant’s band - Joe plays bass in that band and offered to play drums with us when we play live.
TRR: How would you classify your music? (rock, hard rock, metal, post grunge, southern rock, etc.)
Shaheena Dax : We are heading into Electronic Rock - our influences stem from lots of different genres - electro, rock, post punk, grunge, etc.
It’s pretty bad to put labels on everything I think - let’s say we like alternative music with a hint of darkness, good lyrics, sharp riffs, strong melodies and choruses.
TRR: If you weren’t in a band, what do you think you’d be doing instead? (Once again, be honest) [some examples: Grocery clerk, stripper, actor, CPA, doctor, physicist, a pet sitter, stunt man, doggie dentist, etc.)
Will Crewdson: I’d be a pet sitting stunt stripper.
TRR: Perfect! I hear there’s going to be a market for that soon. Who are some of your musical influences?
Will Crewdson: Depeche Mode, The Tubes, Fad Gadget, The Church, Adam and the Ants, The Cure, Warren Zevon, XTC, Die Antwoord, Prince, Devo, Madonna, Will Powers, Thompson Twins, Japan, Messer Chups, Aerosmith, Nitzer Ebb, Tom Perry.
TRR: Who are definitely not, your musical influences?
Will Crewdson: Coldplay, Van Morrison, Lady Gag-Gag.
TRR: So, I guess you guys won’t be doing any big choruses of Brown Eyed Girl while wearing a Peacock costume?
TRR: What do you think makes your band stand out from others?
Will Crewdson: Attention to the detail of songwriting, pre-production and random unexpected occurrences.
TRR: What other bands would you like to tour with?
Shaheena Dax : Depeche Mode, The Cure, Monster Magnet, The Killers...
TRR: How do you write your songs? Is it collaborative?
Shaheena Dax : Will and I write all the music together. I mostly write the lyrics myself.
TRR: What is your most memorable show?
Will Crewdson: Probably playing Whitby Pavillion. That’s the biggest audience we’ve had and the first time I noticed people singing along correctly.
TRR: What has been your craziest fan interaction?
Will Crewdson: In our old band I once (accidentally) kicked a girl’s finger and the nail went black and fell off. Luckily no lawsuits (yet).
TRR: Have you had a “Murphy’s Law” show?
Will Crewdson: Yeah. When something goes wrong you can bet at least two more problems will occur to add to the fuck-up frenzy!
TRR: What’s on the table for the rest of the year?
Will Crewdson: More EP’s and loads of gigs everywhere.
TRR: Anyone you’d like to give a shout out to or thank you to?
Will Crewdson: Anyone who knows who they are. They know who they are.