Menlo Park’s Chris Taylor.
For those in the know, Menlo Park’s legendary live shows are a heady mix of circus, cabaret and music suffused with just a hint of insanity.
musicOMH caught up with their Philadelphian front man, Chris Taylor, for some quickfire Q&As…
musicOMH: Following your Shoreditch Town Hall gig, have you had any more 19th century courtesans while sat in a wheelchair, laddie?
|Chris: Naturally. I am constantly adding to my harem of fine specimens over the age of 200.
musicOMH: You are accused of staging theatrical, circus-like freakshows rather than gigs. How do you plead?
musicOMH: You’re from Philly – what ulterior motive made you move to Hoxton?
musicOMH: Have you met the sherriff yet?
musicOMH: We hear rumours of a Hungarian connection in your life. True or false?
musicOMH: When the live experience is so important to your music, aren’t your CDs a difficult proposition?
musicOMH: Is the new live CD an attempt to reconcile the live shows with the studio recordings?
musicOMH: Do you accept comparisons with Beck Hansen (your voice), Pink Floyd (coat with lightbulbs)? (Supplementary question – *where* do you get your costumes from?!)
musicOMH: How do you finance live shows like that at Shoreditch Town Hall?
musicOMH: In which country have you had the most success so far (define “success”…)
musicOMH: Who / what are you listening to just now and who’s been a big influence on your music / life?
musicOMH: What would you be doing if not music?
musicOMH: Answer “good” or “bad” to the following things (and explain why if you like):
musicOMH: Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
musicOMH: If you could be granted one wish (not necessarily just for New Year…), what would it be?
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