The first time I heard The Whoop band was when I was 12 years old.
We were in a pub in the Midlands, and I was playing an old-school metal band called The Whoops, and someone asked, “So, are you the band that made those fucking cars?”
And I just said, “No, I’m not, but you know, I do sing.”
That was it.
And they loved it.
They loved the sound, and they loved the attitude.
I’ve always loved the Whoop.
I love the Whoops.
So I’ve been playing them since then.
I started the WhooBands in 2003, and by 2011, I was touring a lot and playing at festivals.
I just couldn’t stop.
So it’s been great to have been part of the Whooped scene for 10 years.
So, yeah, it’s definitely fun to be a part of it.
How do you balance working out with being a member of a band?
It’s pretty similar, really.
You’ve got to balance that with playing a good amount of gigs.
But also, it takes time.
I’m playing gigs every week, so it’s kind of a daily thing.
So we work really hard, and we have a couple of long sessions, but then we work on other things, too.
I think the main thing is just to be able to do a bit of fun stuff and make friends.
You have to do it, and if you don’t, you’ll just feel like you’re just doing it for the money.
I like doing my own thing.
I enjoy playing guitar and doing bass, but it’s not the main focus.
I have a girlfriend now, and she’s very into music, so we’ll have a lot of fun playing around and having a few beers.
What do you think is your favourite metal band?
I really like The WhooBs.
I don’t think there’s any particular band I’ve played with or listened to that’s been on my bucket list, but I really love The Whoos.
I actually played with them when I started, but my first few gigs were at festivals because they were such a huge band.
So the Whoos were the first bands that really gave me an opportunity to play with them.
When you’re 12 years-old, you want to play them.
How many times have you heard a Whoop song?
I mean, I remember playing them when they were playing The Whoompers, but now I think it’s more about getting to know them as musicians, because they’re such great musicians.
You can hear them in their own songs, or the ones they’ve been doing, like The Boy in the Whoomp’s (The Whoop’s bassist).
I’ve had some good gigs with them, too, but there’s a reason why they’re on the list.
Are there any bands you’re really excited about in the future?
It might be weird, but we’re really keen on making it as big as we possibly can.
We’re not planning to do too much, but just keep making the best records we can.
That’s definitely what we’re looking to do, as we’ve always been into that.
What about you?
Are you interested in going to a metal festival?
We’re definitely going to do one, although we haven’t decided yet, and hopefully I’ll be able at some point to announce it.
I haven’t been to a festival before.
Is there anything you want us to know?
You can read our interview with The Whooped, as well as some more information about the band.
You also have the chance to get a tour of The Whoopes studio and take some pictures with the band’s members.
For more information on bands in the UK, check out our guide to UK metal.
Are you excited to meet The Whoopers?
We’ve been invited to play in a few festivals around the UK.
We have a few gigs planned, but they’re all in the south of England.
But we’re not really keen to play a festival in the country.
The reason why is that we’d like to be closer to home, and maybe even play somewhere that is more relaxed, and it’s nice to see bands that aren’t always so strict.
So hopefully we’ll be in a place where we can play some gigs.
How about The Whooop’s music?
I don’ think we’re a metal band.
We’ve never been into heavy metal before, and the only thing we’ve ever really listened to was the Whoopers, which is great.
The Whooppeds have such a positive, uplifting feel to their music, and that’s what we really like.
You’re not a heavy metal band, are we?
No, not at all.
But it’s a lot more fun to play music in general, than just metal.
So that’s a good thing, because it gives you more freedom, as