NEW DEVICE - 10 Question Interview @Route 44 on Friday 30.06.17

Graham Webb


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!


Print Print | Sitemap
Down The Front Media ©2018 Unauthorised use and / or duplication of this material without express permission from this site's author and / or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Down The Front Media with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.