Band Q&A – Whatever Weather

Whatever Weather are from Glasgow, Scotland! Their members are;

  • Toby Simpson – Vocals
  • Connor MacKenzie – Rhythm Guitar
  • Callum Lynch – Lead Guitar
  • Nic Billington – Bass
  • Geran Cusick – Drums

1. Who are your top 3 influences?

  • Nic: Neck Deep, The Story So Far, Grayscale.
  • Callum: Four Year Strong, Have Heart and WSTR.
  • Geran: Neck Deep, blink 182, and The Story So Far.

2. How did you get your band name?

Toby: There’s no deeper meaning behind it other than the fact we thought it sounded pretty cool hahah.

3. When will we hear another track?

Toby: By the end of the year!

4. What can fans expect from future tracks?

Toby: I feel like our newer stuff has more layers to it. catchier choruses, and more interesting instrumentally.

5. What is your song writing process?

Callum: Usually just create a musical idea and bring it to the others to expand further on it.
Toby: My notes on my phone are just filled with miscellaneous lyrics, and I tend to just build on them over time whenever I think of something, or whenever I’m in the mood to sit down and write.

6. What do you hope to have achieved a year from now?

Callum: Gigs from outside Glasgow would be nice.
Toby: Definitely venturing outside of Glasgow for shows. I also really want to write with other people in the scene and make as much music as possible too.
Geran: Release an EP.
Connor: To be playing bigger shows with more of a following.

7. First gig experience?

Toby: My first show with Whatever Weather was at Stereo, Glasgow, opening for our good friends in DETER at their album launch show. It was nerve wracking playing my first show as a frontman but it’s still one of my favourite gigs i’ve ever played.

8. Biggest challenge so far?

Callum: Biggest challenge will most likely be being able to stand out from other bands in the scene.

9. What’s your favourite thing about performing?

Toby: I’d say it’s therapeutic. For the most part, lyrically our songs have sad undertones but are instrumentally pretty upbeat and fun. It’s a good balance for me to get my emotions out healthily.

10. What inspired ‘Maybe I’m Fine’ lyrically?

Toby: ‘Maybe I’m Fine’ is about a feeling of complete lack of self control when it comes to drinking, it comes from a place of anger and negativity with a massive wave of denial in there.

11. What do you do when you’re not musically involved?

Nic: Working my ass off.
Toby: College mostly, or xbox.

12. Where would you most like to perform?

Nic: Barrowlands (Glasgow). Class sound and an iconic venue.
Toby: I’d love to play The Key Club in Leeds one day, I have good memories of going to shows there and I just love Leeds in general honestly.

13. Who has the worst dress sense?

Toby: Probably me, I wear these really dirty knockoff Timbs 24/7.

14. Funniest show story?

Callum: When me and Nic threw those guitar picks, him hitting my friend in the balls and me hitting the girl beside him.

15. Pizza! What toppings do you have?

Toby: A plain ol’ Margherita.
Geran: Donner Meat.
Connor: Just meaty.

16. Most annoying member?

Nic: It’s obviously Toby for being a bam.
Toby: It’s obviously Nic for being obnoxiously tall.

17. Who has the worst tattoo?

Nic: Possibly… my pizza.

18. Fast forward and you’re millionaires. What do you do with the money?

Geran: If I had a million pound I would open a music restaurant.
Connor: Cars.

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