I’m here today to interview a member of the popular Finnish band “Hypnotic Erotic Redemption” [H.E.R.]. I’ve not yet been told who I’m interviewing, though it seems the frontman is always a best bet. I’m on my second cocktail when in walks the popular frontman. We greet each other accordingly and the following conversation begins the interview…
VLAD: ‘ello! You must be the bloke what’s been sent to do the interview, eh?
RS: (polite laugh) Yes, yes. I’m here to interview from Rock Society magazine.
VLAD: Lovely to meet you! I’m Wlad… the wocalist for H.E.R.
RS: …I’m sorry… your… name?
VLAD: Wlad. I’m Wlad the wocalist for H.E.R.
RS: … did you say your name was… Wad?
VLAD: No, no, WLAAAD. You’ve missed the ‘L’
RS: …right. Okay and you’re the…
VLAD: (heavy sigh) The wocalist? Really, I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s going to be quite a long interview if you’re going to repeat every question 2-3 times…
This is how most of my interviews start. I’ve dreaded them for quite some time, but I’m the only one in the band that speaks closest to proper English sooo I inevitably draw the short straw. In case you missed the introduction, my name is Wlad. I am the wocalist for the Finnish band H.E.R. Look forward to working and meeting you all.
CHARACTER INFORMATION: Vlad Tapestry Nickname(s): Vlad, Vamp, Vampie True Sexuality: Homosexual Public Sexuality: Equal Opportunist Instrument(s): I can dazzle the piano keys a bit, but I'm most known for the deliciously naughty things I can do with a mic Physical Description (Height, weight, eye/hair color, etc): Approximately 6'3", 'bout 14 Stone, chocolate brown eyes, dark brown hair Public Persona (bad boy, wierdo, innocent, etc): If there's trouble to be had or a raucous to stir, I'll be findin it. Life's an adventure and the world is my Black Pearl Private Persona (what are you really like?): If it's got a strong pulse to be found, I'll probably shag it... but if you fancy a cuddle, that's quite alright as well
BAND INFORMATION: Hypnotic Erotic Redemption [H.E.R.] Hometown: Helsinki, Finland Musical Influences: Elvis, The Cure, The Doors Band Sound/Genre (Pop, Jazz, Rock, Industrial, Country, Alternative, etc): We've a tendency as being labeled Gothic Rock, but I disagree. To me that just seems so BORING and melancholy. I like to think we have a bit of fun with it, you know? Years on the Circuit: 11 Previous band the musician may have been in (why did you leave): None Number of Band Members (list if applicable) 5 (including myself) Bass - Ahti Lead Guitar - Markus Keyboards - Sami Drums – ViVi