Monster Guitars keep it simple for Halloween
MARK Easton and Adam Hole are all about the "hard driving blues/ rock stuff."
The pair make up Monster Guitars, an act that is hitting up Gladstone on Friday night for a Halloween show.
Pulse caught up with Mark ahead of the performance.
Pulse: What will you be doing on Friday night at The Reef Hotel?
Mark: The only thing I can say is that we will have a smoke machine at full pelt. It will be a swamp kind of vibe.
Adam will be wearing a flesh-coloured jumpsuit and I will be wearing a blue singlet and blue jeans.
I always keep it simple. if you make it too complicated people can't understand what you are doing.
These days we are doing a lot of blues rock, like the '60s-80s.
We have a party vibe. We aren't getting too much of our original songs in to make it too complicated for people.
When you are coming into a town and you aren't there every week, the people just want to have a good time.
If you bring too much new stuff in it's too much for them to think about.
We will do a bit of Zeppelin and The Doors and Black Betty.
What was your last experience in Gladstone like?
We once did three gigs over at Curtis Island. Recently we had a great gig at the Yacht Club.
It was the best gig we ever did in Gladstone. It was a killer.
I look into touring small towns as a rare opportunity to look at Australia that you would have to pay for otherwise.
I like learning about the history behind towns.
You are playing on Halloween. Are you a believer?
It's crap. I am an Australian, I don't adopt Americanisms.
I don't want to live in America.
The last thing I want to do is eat Macca's and try to be American, I would rather chuck a sausage on the barbie and drink real beer.
Have you always been a musician?
We have been doing Monster Guitars now for two years. I have always been a musician and gone through different incarnations over time.
I was solo and bored so why I said to Adam why don't you come and join me? So that's how it all started.
What else do you do in your spare time?
I have always been into doing up cars. I also surf.
- Friday: Gladstone Reef Hotel from 6pm
- Saturday: Rocky Glen Hotel from 8pm
- Thursday, November 6: Biloela Hotel from 9pm