AD WALSINGHAM

BEST GIG YOU HAVE BEEN TO?

Ad Walsingham | Countingthekillers.com | Southend-on-Sea
Ad Walsingham | Countingthekillers.com | Southend-on-Sea

Damn hard to nail it down to just one.

Fuck it I'll do my top three. Everyone loves a top 3 these days.

3. Oasis at Milton Keynes Bowl. Fantastic show and what always brings it to mind is the fans. A great atmosphere, one of the best I've experienced at any gig from what I remember.... I was shitfaced.

2. Prodigy at Download. I've never owned their records and had only listened to the singles but the crowd I was with were going and I was buzzing so I checked it out. The show was outstanding even though I only knew about two songs and the show was way more rock than I thought it would be....I was shitfaced.

 

Two honorable mentions go to Joe Bonamasa at The Royal Albert Hall because everything he does is gold, and AC/DC at the 02 arena because...LEGENDS!

1. System of a Down, Spineshank and Static X at the London Astoria. First metal gig I ever attended in London.

These 3 bands had just come on the scene with their debut albums.

Fantastic, in such a great venue that is sadly no longer in existence. The night was so fucking heavy from what I remember.....I was shitfaced.

VENUE YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLAY?

Ad Walsingham | Countingthekillers.com | Southend-on-Sea

A festival, headline slot at Download or for the smaller more intimate gig The Brixton Academy or I think they might call it the 02 Academy n0w

A BAND THAT YOU SECRETLY LIKE?

I assume you mean guilty pleasure?

I listen to a wide variety of genres, the more secret stuff would be cheesy shit.

If I told you then it wouldn't be secret.

You'll have to catch me singing in the shower to find out

MUSICAL BACKGROUND?

My dad has a lot to do with my musical background, I grew up in a house of rock. Took me to my first gig at the Cliffs Pavilion when I was 10 to see ELO. Bought me my first guitar when I was 13.

Started listening to grunge and learned how to play a power chord and off I went.

Knocked about in some bands in school with now lead singer and guitarist of Asylums Luke Branch, but when Igot stoned and started drinking I left it all behind.

That is until I met Ross Martin and we started Minerva Falls a rock band I spent an entire decade with rocking all over.

Good memories were made which led me into being a part of CTK.

The story continues.....

Ad Walsingham | Countingthekillers.com | Southend-on-Sea

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON STAGE?

Attempting to play guitar behind my head only to realise I was playing the wrong strings. There are hundreds more but we ain't got all day here

Nocturnes No.2 in E flat major by Chopin. Not a big classical fan but this track is so mello and chilled.

I can listen to it on repeat for ages.

BAND YOU MOST WANT TO SUPPORT?

FAVOURITE SONG BY A CLASSICAL ARTIST?

I don't really have an answer, I don't aspire to support, I want CTK up in lights with "plus support" 

It's great seeing support acts though coz  you can be pleasantly surprised sometimes, you like their stuff, buy their merch and you forget about the band you bought tickets to see?.....Hmmm

INSTRUMENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLAY?

Piano like a boss but I can barely play the guitar so I should probably master that first.

BEST MEMORY AT A SHOW YOU WENT TO SEE?

Most memories are pretty vague as I'm usually shitfaced. I'll get back to on that one.

FAVOURITE CHOCOLATE BAR?

Ad Walsingham | Countingthekillers.com | Southend-on-Sea

None, If I eat a chocolate bar my intestines will explode and I..... well you can guess the rest. Bag of Kettle crisps would do nicely Thank you.

BEST GIG YOU HAVE PLAYED?

This would have to be the time our local venue Chinnerys called up asking if my band at the time wanted to come and support The Answer. It was a no brainer for me being a big fan of their music. Watching them in sound check made us all look to each other and say we need to up our game tonight. We got up there and delivered a show like never before with the added bonus of getting to watch The Answer perform after. A memorable night for sure.  

Ad Walsingham | Countingthekillers.com | Southend-on-Sea