1) How long have The Butterfly Effect been together and whereabouts in Australia are you from?
We have been together for almost 3yrs forming in late 1999 early 2000 and we live in sunny Brisvegas :)
2 ) Where does the name come from?
The name comes from a book called the Bible Code but can be better explained through the thoery of chaos it explains how through the radom processing of numbers, weather systems and other mathmatical phenominon patterns emerge causing what is referred to as "The Butterfly Effect" which states in lemans terms. If a butterfly beats it's wings in the Pacific ocean the displacement of air, dust and other molicules causes a chain reaction of events thus creating a build up of pressure causing a tidal wave in the Indian ocean :)
3) How did you guys all meet?
Kurt (guitar) and Ben (drums) met at school, I was introduced to the guys through a friend of ours at a house party, they didnt like me to much in the beginning they thought I was a bit to loud :) Actually not much has changed, they still dont like me :P and Glenn (bass) was in a previous band with myself.
4) What would be your 3 major musical influences?
Faith No More
5) What is one thing you'd like to change about the
The amount of australian music developed by record companies and the amount being supported and Played on radio stations ( There should'nt be the home grown segment that goes for 3hrs it should be the overseas segment that goes for 3hrs ) Australian music needs more air time.
6) Where do you see yourself in 5 yrs time?
Hopefully writing the best music of my life, surrounded by friends and family, touring the world and meeting amazing ppl :)
7) What do you think makes a band stand out from all the others?
Passion, intensity, honesty and a true love of music, the will to push and never give up despite the common belief. Your goals have to be about self learning and expression in this you will shine.
8) What CD releases have you had out? Any in the pipe-line?
Our first EP which was self titled and the new single which was released on Nov 4. We have an album in the pipe prolly due out early - mid 2003
9) (Non music-related question) Buffy or
Secret Life of Us?
Secret Life all the way it's Australian it's not to far fetched :) you can identify with the characters easily enough, altho fantasy is cool and buffy does present some really challenging moral issues :P (And so does my dog)
10. Final thoughts...
You know how ppl try to play the tormented musican and whine about writing, being signed, touring and playing "It's not all thats it's craked up to be boo hoo" well thats BULLSHIT!!! Granted it is hard work, if you get signed to the wrong company your screwed and touring kicks the crap out of you and if your in it for the wrong reasons then yes you will fall apart, your spirit will be crushed or you'll burn out at 27 BUT!!! If you are pure, focused and believe in who you are and have faith in your expression then it is the most beautiful, most rewarding and definitly the most awesome time of your life :) Don't give up, believe!!!
Big Luv, Respect and may Peace and Happiness go with you always
The Butterfly Effect
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