The Greasy Slicks are Jack Kendrew on guitar and vocals, drummer and vocalist Rian O’Grady, and Nathan Rasdall on bass. They absorb elements of grunge and blues as a means to establish their own sound whilst delivering powerful live performances, executed with precision and distinct groove.
The most important thing to this rock and roll three-piece is playing music that they want to play – and playing it live. Catering to the masses and jumping on fashionable trends are of little importance to The Slicks; playing real, honest rock and roll is what matters most.
Having toured abundantly over the last three years, this band is a tight‐knit, dynamically intricate machine, producing records that manage to capture an energy and maturity far beyond their years. There is no sole contributor, but instead each member devotes individual strengths to the collective procedure.
With the band’s second EP release ‘Fool Me Twice’ under their belt; they now look forward to releasing their debut album this September, supported by UK and European shows.
The Greasy Slicks have youth on their side and, in the age of the throwaway band, truly bring something different to the table.
When and why did you start playing?
I think we all started playing kinda young – 9 or 10, something like that? We chose music because we sucked at sport.
What instruments do you play?
Between us we cover enough instruments to form a band – the mum and dad guitars, pots and pans, the ivory Joanna and, of course, the throat warbles for those sweet mouth harmonies. We learned them all at the school of music.
What was the first tune(s) you learned?
In our early days we were renowned for our rendition of the Beastie Boys’, (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) and No Sleep Till Bromley.
Vinyl, tape, CD, or digital?
We’re currently working with a team of crack audio engineers on combining all four of these mediums. Watch this space.
How do you handle a fuck up on stage?
Shoot an accusatory glare at the bass player and laugh it off hysterically.
Who or what is your ultimate influence?
Mohandas K. Gandhi.
Where and when do you wish you’d been around to play at?
America in the 50’s, Nigeria in the 70’s and good ol’ Blighty in the 90’s.
If I gave you an elephant where would you hide it?
I’d fold him up neatly and keep him warm in the airing cupboard.
What is your favourite colour of socks to wear?
I like dark socks but with coloured toes / heels or a zany pattern on the sole that no one else can see. They say “I’m here to get shit done, but I’m also having a secret party in my shoes right now.”
If you were a biscuit, which would you be?
The classic chocolate digestive. When dunked in a sea of hot trouble, the sweet stuff is there to hold us together. I’m talking about chocolate. And love.
If you could have anyone locked in a room so that you could torment them for a day, whom would you choose and how would you torment them?
I’d love to lock Donald Trump in a room and have Bill Clinton in a Mexican wrestling outfit incessantly playing Careless Whisper on the saxophone.
See tunes from the guys here