Daniel Leigh - Vocals
Roz Ison - Drums
Matt Mallery - Guitars
Nick Hughes – Bass Guitars
Q1 - Where did the name New Device come from and why is the fan group called Street Team ?
Dan - The band wanted to add to the genre of rock music and they took the inspiration from installing new computer hardware where a pop up message states a New Device has been added. The ND fan club is called “The Street Team” This is an age old saying from the early days of the band.
Q2 - Who was or is the biggest influence over what you do ?
Dan - Nirvana
Roz - Slipknot
Matt - Joe Bonamassa
Nick - Bruce Springsteen
Q3 - If you couldn't be a musician what would you be ?
Dan – I think I’d be a politician.
Roz – A teacher.
Matt - A drill instructor.
Nick - An office manager.
Q4 - What has been the stand out gig or experience so far ?
At the O2 Arena supporting Bon Jovi.
Q5 – Do you have any rituals, lucky charms or gig clothes that you habitually wear ?
Dan - During load out he likes to warm down and also used to meditate.
Roz – Pre gig plays on practice pads.
Matt - would always practice scales and solos.
Nick – just likes to drink ( asuming this refers to alcoholic drinks )
Q6 – What things are the band working on right now ?
Dan - We are currently working on the fourth EP which is yet to be titled.
Q7 – What has been the biggest challenge so far for the band ?
Dan - The numerous line up changes within the band. Finding the right members has been challenging.
Q8 - Have there been any awkward or embarrassing moments on stage ?
Dan - Actually losing my voice halfway through a gig was very awkward, and having various items of clothing thrown on stage during a gig.
Q9 - If you could go on a European tour with any band, past or present, who would it be ?
Q10 – Where do you see New Device going in the next 2 years?
Developing the creative song writing along with the music and taking New Device to the next level.
Bonus Fan Question from Claire Foster
What colour underwear / boxer shorts do the band wear for shows, and has Dan ever performed commando ?
Dan - Generally black but occasionally striped boxer shorts. But in the early years I was always commando, but not anymore!