THE DIRTY EARTH
BAND NAME: THE DIRTY EARTH
Raff Iacurto - Guitar
Leon Cadden - Drums
Darren Staite - Bass
Tenille Rogers - Vocals
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SONG TO PERFORM LIVE AND HOW DID YOUR FANS RESPOND?
Tenille: my personal favourite is “Lonely” which is off the Ascendancy album. It’s a definite toe tapper and really has a great swing to it. It also stretches my vocal capability so I always enjoy pushing my voice to its limits.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT PERFORMING?
Tenille: I’m a software developer for work, but I enjoy video gaming, tabletop gaming and binge watching shows on Netflix.
WHAT BANDS INFLUENCE YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC?
Tenille: Some of my favourites at the moment are Dead Sara and The Donnas but I’ve always loved the classics like Led Zeppelin, Joan Jett and Pearl Jam.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CONCERT MEMORY?
Tenille: For the Dirty Earth gigs it has to be the recent gig at Frankies. Outside of that it has to be at a concert in Belgium where Eddie Vedder and Josh Homme sang together on a Pearl Jam song.
WHAT BRAND OF INSTRUMENTS DO YOU USE?
Tenille: My go to mic is the standard SM-58 but I also play guitar. I tend to love Ibanez guitars but my main is a Cort acoustic. She’s been round the world with me several times!
The guys have the typical Gibson/Fender guitars and Raff mixeskt up with his JCM 800 Marshall and Fender Deluxe Reverb.
WHAT’S THE CRAZIEST FAN STORY YOU HAVE?
Tenille: I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone that fanatical about me!
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BAND SOUND IN THE FUTURE, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SIMILAR SOUND OR ARE YOU GOING TO GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION?
Tenille: I’ve only been in the band since April but I do think the band is changing as we start to write songs together. The last couple of albums pre-Tenille blew me away and I instantly loved them, but because I’m so different from the previous singer the band can explore new avenues.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY BAND/PERFORMER SING OF YOUR SONGS, WHICH WOULD IT BE AND WOULD IT BE IN YOUR STYLE OR THEIRS?
Tenille: Well Led Zeppelin are one of my favourite bands of all time and I think it would be interesting to see their take on it, but also maybe someone not in the rock genre might make it more interesting!
AS WE ARE PROMOTING YOUR BAND, IS THERE ANYTHING COMING UP LIKE ALBUM LAUNCHES OR TOUR DATES YOU WOULD LIKE US TO PROMOTE ON OUR SITE FOR YOU?
Tenille: We’re heading into the studio at the end of January to record the next album, and so won’t be gigging much until February, but it’s always great to have people buy our albums