The hard rock four-piece, Devil’s Queen debut at The Eagle on the 11th of May, 2013.
It’s great to have the opportunity to catch up with bands talking the first steps onto the music scene. With Devil’s Queen it is no different so we managed to speak to Ross Holland, Stewart McArthur, Will Crawford and Tom Fullerton of the band and asked them a few questions.
How did you come up with the name of the band?
Will C: The band name came from a book I read a few years ago by Jeanne Kalogridis.
What are the musical influences behind Devil’s Queen?
Stewart M: We have all taken influences from a few different genres.
Tom F: For me, I draw a lot from my previous experiences in music like when i used to play a lot of funk stuff.
Ross H: I was more used to singing Blues and 70’s rock so this is a great new direction for me.
Will C: We draw from all these influences and combine them into our own melodic style of Hard Rock
What do you think makes Devil’s Queen stands out from the crowd?
Will C: The fact each member has played in bands before gives us a little experience so for us its not just about playing what we consider is good music….
Ross H: Yeah, It’s about putting on a show that we and hopefully the audience will enjoy
How are you feeling about your debut gig?
Tom F: We’re pretty hyped. We have been in the preparation stage since late last year.
Stewart M: Since Ross joined as vocalist at the beginning of 2013, cementing the outfit, It’s now at a stage that we feel it can be unleashed on the public
What do you think of the other bands on the bill?
Tom F: We’ve already met the lads from Silver Coast. All awesome guys and great musicians. We are looking forward to hearing Neon Knights also.
Will C: Yeah, with all the bands playing it’s certainly going to be an unmissable night
How difficult do you think it is to establish a new band in the area?
Ross H: It’s a challenge but one I feel we are ready for.
Tom F: I believe this time next year Devil’s Queen will be very much a significant part of the Highland music scene if we keep accelerating musically.
To keep up with Devil’s Queen see their Facebook page.