DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Circus 66
Welcome to this weeks edition of Devil's Island! Every week we maroon a band or artist on the island and see what they get up to, how they cope with being all alone on a small island in the middle of the ocean. It's not your average desert island and we'll see just how each person copes with the extreme conditions.
This week when we arrived at Devil's Island we found rockers Circus 66 sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, but how did they end up here and how did they cope with life on Devil's Island?
Find out now...
Welcome to The Razors'e Edge and our somewhat lovely, warm desert island. Don't worry about it's name I'm sure it's not as bad as that would suggest.
So you're marooned here on this island, but before you ended up shipwrecked you chose one album that you couldn't live without. Which album did you each chose and why?
Leigh: Blink 182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket - I can have a party and a cry at the same time. Jokes aside, it's always in a regular spin throughout the summer, I'm guessing this Island is hot right???
Luke: Incubus - Make Yourself - because it's timeless, and takes me back to some amazing times in my youth.
Matt: Spinal Tap - Smell The Glove - The artwork is great and I have a keen appreciation for leather goods…..easily wipeable.
Annabelle: The Pretty Reckless - GoingTo Hell - because of its nature. It has monstrous riffs and vocals, so anything that might want to attack me on this island will think twice when hearing this music.
Just behind that palm tree is a shack for each of you to stay in, with enough space for you to put up a poster on the wall of one album cover. What album cover do you each chose?
Luke: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon - simple, beautiful, and iconic. What else would you want in your shack?
Matt: The Wurzels - The ‘Best’ of - To annoy the fuck out of my Island neighbours so they leave me alone.
Leigh: Blink 182 - Enema of the State - Look up the cover, you'll see why!
Annabelle: The Pretty Reckless - Death By Rock and Roll – it’s a naked chick on the poster. I don’t think anyone is going to complain...
There's also a bar on this here island. But alas each of you only get to chose one drink for the entirety of your stay. What's your tipple of choice?
Luke: Black Coffee - because I can't function without it
Leigh: Jack and coke please! Because I can't function without it
Matt: A Mojito - because I’m a tart at heart
Annabelle: Gin Martini with extra olives - because if I’m dying on this island, I’m doing it in style.
Your suitcases were lost when your ship sank, but you each managed to salvage one item of band merch. Whats the merch and for what band?
Leigh: Travis Barker signed drumsticks. I can't wear them so I hope I'm not naked on this island??? I can however make my own coconut drum kit…
Luke: My Rolling Stones “Lick” Tee shirt – don’t want to burn my moobs in the sun!
Matt: My ACDC bandana - so I can protect the family jewels whilst getting a tan... Angus won’t mind.
Annabelle: Circus 66 Monster Tee - because unlike my fellow band members, I’m egotistic and like to wear my own face, you know, to feed the inner ego 😉
You’re sat on the island thinking “I’m stuck here on this island with my bandmates for eternity”… who would you rather have been shipwrecked with?
Leigh: Anyone else is fine. Probably a comedian though, someone who likes Jack and coke perhaps..
Matt: My imaginary friend, Claude is a safer bet, as we mostly get along just fine. He’s not as handsome as me, but he makes me laugh and tells me secret things. If Claude isn’t available...then ‘Swiss Toni’ from ‘The Fast Show’.
Luke: Katie Perry. Nuff said.
Annabelle: Tough question, but I would choose Sam Winchester from Supernatural series, because his brother Dean will go to any means to find him, so I’ll be saved regardless.
There's a walkman in your pocket, on the tape inside is the recording of the one live show that stands out for you. It could be any show, from any band, anywhere in the world. What show is on that walkman?
Leigh: Easy Nirvana - From the Muddy Banks of Wishkah - it's live and just listen to it, it's got everything. I'd be fine with that, but please don't give me them crappy orange Walkman headphones J
Matt: Easy, Gun ‘n’ Roses Live in Paris, June 1992. This show taught me a lot about emotional guitar playing, not crying whilst playing just to clarify, but how to show that guitar who’s boss!
Luke: SIMPLES! Incubus “Alive at Red Rocks”, from 2004’s “A crow left of the murder” tour. A fine example of how a live show should be, at the same time making me want to quit music and live in a teepee forever.
Annabelle: Queen - Live Aid 1985 - always gives me the goosebumps, everything about that performance, from music to the delivery of it, was exceptional
You're getting desperate, you decide the only course of action is to put a message in a bottle and hope someone finds it. Your message could be to any member of any band, but should be the most suitable for a rescue attempt. Who is it?
Leigh: Well I don't know anyone with useful resources, I guess some megastar with a helicopter for a rescue mission? tbh… in the world's current state, I'd probably be better off with my Jack and drumsticks sunning myself. Maybe Jack Black, he's always got a plan of some sort!
Matt: Keanu Reeves - He’s been in a band for years on the side and would get his “John Wick” on and come to rescue me… Unless he arrives as “Ted Theodore Logan from the Wyld Stallions”, then I’m screwed.
Luke: Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden – he’s a pilot so...
Annabelle: I’m Russian, I don’t need celebrity to save me, the KGB are already on it 🙂
You've been stuck here for a while and food supplies are running low. There's only one thing for it... which fellow band member gets sacrificed to help the others survive?
Leigh: Mustard (Luke) I know he'll probably pick me as I have a lot of meat, so I'll eat him before he gets a chance. Also he smells like beef 99% of the time.
Matt: If I’d like a quiet time on the island, then the singer, Annabelle has to go. She talks a lot and is very loud.
Luke: I’d probably eat myself to be fair. I’m a tasty son of a gun and there’s plenty to go round, what with being a beefcake and all.
Annabelle: just to be clear, you try and go for me Matt, I will make it hard for you to catch me. I was trained in archery and hunting. Watch your back, guitar man. In the meantime, I’ll be protecting Luke, as he is the only one that is innocent enough to sacrifice himself.
Finally, when the ship sank you each managed to save one person from the wreckage. That person is the one musician that has influenced your career the most, shaped your way of thinking and your outlook on life. Who did you save?
Leigh: Probably have to be Paul McCartney. Without The Beatles, who really knows what music would look like today.
Matt: Richie Sambora. I’ve learned a lot from this man. Whether it’s his confidence on stage, his song writing, or his work ethic, I’ve always gravitated towards this musician for a few different reasons which has positively impacted me from the start of my musical path.
Luke: Marcus Miller without a doubt. Not only a world class producer, but probably the most soulful and talented bass player ever. He could thank me by teaching me how to play bass.
Annabelle: If it was up to me I would save Freddie Mercury - endless talent which could have reached the stars.