Money For Bali are one of the acts who will be performing at this weekend’s Up The Creek Festival in the Western Cape. This Cape Town based five piece band plays a combination of genres in the hope of creating something unique for the ears of audiences far and wide.
I recently had a Q & A session with the band about this weekend’s festival and a few other things. This is what they had to say.
What were the highlights for Money For Bali in 2018?
The highlights for us as a band for 2018 was performing at the World Surf League in J bay as well as ADM festival.
What have you been told about Up The Creek Festival?
We have been told that the crowd at Up The Creek is super friendly and excited about live local music.
What can fans expect from your Up The Creek Festival set?
Fans can expect songs from our EP Sex, Wax and Salty Cracks. We will also be playing our recently released singles as well as some unreleased music. With some classic feel good covers
thrown into the mix we feel we have a well rounded set ready for the festival.
How does your songwriting process work?
Our songwriting process varies from song to song. Usually what happens is a member will bring a rough idea be it chord progression or melody to a rehearsal and we develop the idea from there.
Each member contributes and creates their own parts and voices within the song. There are instances sometimes when more of a complete song is brought to the band by a member but everyone will still add their own unique flavour at some point of the process.
Sum each band member up in 3 words
Steve – Stevovo Bantwana DeSouza
Nick – Cool / calm / collected
Tim – Eratic / extra / volatile
Stef – Needs more hair
Ray – Needs less hair
What’s the most entertaining thing that’s happened to you on tour?
Tim wooing an elderly woman and scoring an extra R2000 from a gig as a result of this.
What’s the worst thing that’s happened to you on tour?
We sent a bakkie to car heaven. RIP to the Baksteen.
Which essential items are you taking to Up The Creek Festival?
1. Sunblock – We have many an exposed head in our band.
2. An Italian keyboard player – It’s our secret weapon and his name is Antonio Cencherle.
What are you looking forward to as a band for 2019?
We are looking forward to writing and releasing new music of varied genres and influences and locking down a couple of festival slots for 2019. We want to grow our audience and for our music to reach more and more people.
I’d like to thank Money For Bali for this interview and I wish them all of the best with their set at Up The Creek Festival 2019 and their future musical endeavours.
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