Concert Crap: Can you talk about a brief history of the band?
Xander Allen: The band formed in 2013 after I (Xander) started playing acoustic guitar all over bournemouth. I met a guy called Luke Adams who ended up being our manager. He hooked me up with a rummer and we cruised all over the south playing as a duo. It was all great except we got to the point where we wanted a bigger sound so we got a bass player involved and I switched to electric.
CC: What does your band name mean?
XA: Xander & The Keys was originally XANDER ALLEN & THE KEYS which is a play on words “Xander Allen” being the lead singer’s name and the “Keys” being the band. Allen/key the rest is history lets move on. Haha.
CC: Who are some of your musical inspirations?
XA: Well there are four of us in the band so its everything from Hendrix to melodic soft-core Scandinavian death metal. Haha. But personally my favourite band (Xander) is Kings of Leon.
CC: Who would you like to tour with realistically and un realistically?
XA: We would love to tour with the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen and un-realistically Kings of Leon
CC: What does the rest of 2016 have in store for you guys?
XA: We are starting to quiet down now for the relaunch Jan 4th where we have a lot of surprises in store new music/videos and more so keep an eye out on our social media for updates on this.
CC: Is there anything else you’d like to say to your fans or anyone that may be reading this interview at all?
XA: We would like to thank all current fans and welcome all new potential fans to come say hello we just want to make good music and make people happy in the process. Also logo on to our new website www.xandkeys.com and follow us on social media.
All questions answered by Xander Allen.
Post and interview by Corey Kleinsasser
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