Black Orchid Empire Interview Part 1 18/2/17


Described as Hard Rock with a soft underbelly, we saw the awesome Black Orchid Empire headline at Camden's Monarch in early February. At yet another Camden Rocks showcase, The Monarch is a real rock pub, a microcosm of today's music business as bands bartered equipment with each other during their sound checks, whilst we were interviewing BOE consisting of New Zealander Dave Ferguson (bass/vocals), American Billy Freedom (drums) and Brit Paul Visser (vocals/guitar) backstage beforehand. In fact the interview was so good and long that we have split it into two parts - the first part is today's Track Of The Day where the guys tell us here about life before BOE, life with BOE, their musical influences, the making of 'Archetype' and Emergenza 2013.