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Music Interview | Haiku Band

by Deb Carr

I was walking through Hyde Park last year when I came across this young band playing, I smiled to myself thinking how young they were and proceeded to walk past. Then I walked back, as I was intrigued with their music and how they were enjoying themselves so much busking in the park. I introduced myself to the boys and their mum, Irene and we have kept in touch via Intagram etc. Here's a recent interview.

Why did you form the band?

We've always loved music and being brothers growing up in the same house, it just happened naturally. We love writing music and playing live so it's great being a band.

What are your ages? Jack and I (Connor) are twins and we're 16 years old, our brother Chris is 14.

When did you start playing as a band?

We've played together since we were little but really started playing together as a band about 5 years ago

What genre is your music? I guess you would call us a Heavy Rock/Grunge band although with lots of different influences, it's hard to narrow it down to one genre.

Where do you want to see yourselves in 5 years time?

We've been gigging a bit lately and loving it so I guess we'd just like to be playing more, and bigger shows....maybe Wembley Stadium..Ha, Ha.

Who inspires your music? We all like lots of different music, from Beck to Led Zeppelin, Silverchair to Radio Head, Spider Bait to Nirvana and we're inspired by all the bands we love.

Where can people find out about your gigs? We have a Reverbnation page with some recordings of our music, some live clips info about our gigs.

Where does the name Haiku come from and what does it mean?

A Haiku is a short Japanese poem but to be honest, we got the name from the movie Wayne's World. If you've seen the movie, it's the scene where they build Wayne's basement in the TV studio.

What do you love about Sydney?

We love everything about Sydney!! You can find us busking in Hyde Park sometimes and we often spend time hanging out at our favourite music stores in the city.

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