Nicholas Furgiuele of Gringo Star :: Keep Art Alive :: 10 Questions Project
1. What music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art?
Allen Ginsberg’s, Bob Dylan produced song, “Vomit Express” and Santo and Johnny.
2. Long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)?
Raoul Duke + Dr. Gonzo, Muhamad Ali and Daniel Boone.
3. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
Grits w/ jalapenos
4. What is one thing that is hanging on your bedroom wall?
Window air-conditioning unit.
5. What smell/scent evokes strong memories for you?
6. Coffee or tea?
Coffee, iced, plus a quad shot of espresso.
7. What has been the most impactful compliment, or criticism, you have ever received?
“Bro, you know what? Bro, what you need to do, bro, is move to L.A. and get a bass rig that really hits’em in the chest.”
8. Three words that describe you?
A. Tea. El.
9. What is/was your cartoon character crush?
Popeye the sailor man was and is.
10. The world is ending in ten minutes and you get to listen to one, and only one, song: Which song?
Skeeter Davis “The End of the World”
The End of the World :: Skeeter Davis
Gringo Star describe themselves as insouciant explorers, tossing the paddles overboard and drifting on the currents of their lackadaisical curiosity across a rippling sonic ocean, out to the far edges of rock & roll. Shots pulsing from a vintage Leslie speaker, their guitars, keys and vocals create the psychoactive ingredients of their echo-slathered, doo-wop-indebted indie gems; psychedelic garage bangers, gritty R&B shuffles and spaghetti-western weirdness.
To my ears, I feel the flush of a psychedelic flashback stirred up with some first British Invasion sound, a little bit of indie/sonic styling along the lines of Tame Impala, The Black Angels, and even a little of The Black Keys, and something extra that feels like its traveled into my ear drums from the Delta Blues, by way of route rockabilly.
You can learn more about Nicholas Furgiuele and Gringo Star on their website here.
Rotten :: Gringo Star
Heading South :: Gringo Star
I want to thank Nicholas Furgiuele of Gringo Star for participating in the Keep Art Alive: 10 Questions Project.
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