Band name: Wings of Pegasus
Genre: Hard rock with a 80s twist
Band members and instruments played?
Currently 3, I (Fil) play guitar/lead guitar and sing. Then we have a drummer and bassist, who can also play guitar. I can't say who they are as they play in other bands too and don't want to offend their other band mates! I write, record, and produce the songs as well as do everything else on the social media/websites.
How did the public respond to your first album called persistence in 2013?
There has been a great reaction to the album and we've managed to accumulate a lot of interest from the songs. The album was home made by me and this year I've managed to remix and remaster the album to a higher standard so the songs finally sound how I want them to! These versions of the songs will be released in July/August 2016.
I know wings of Pegasus only perform part time do you have any upcoming tour dates?
Not at the moment as getting the time off work is difficult. I have found the best option for us is to play online as everyone around the world can watch, and we don't need days off work at one time.
What do you do when you’re not performing?
I'm a guitar teacher, the others have standard jobs working in retail. When I'm not performing as I do everything myself, I'm guaranteed to be doing something band related! Remixing, recording ideas for songs, organising an online gig, updating the website, the list goes on!
What bands influence your style of music?
I listen to all sorts of music, but 80's rock and metal is my favourite style. Bands like Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Winger, Def Leppard etc!
What is your favourite concert memory?
We got to the final of a national competition in England and finished 3rd which was pretty cool. We got to perform at the O2 in London and as our music isn't necessarily that 'cool' is was a great achievement!
What brand of instruments do you use?
I have a Fender Stratocaster, an Ibanez Gio and a tanglewood acoustic guitar. The drums I think are Yamaha and the other guitarist uses Ibanez also.
What’s the craziest fan story you have?
Haha! I get crazy messages regularly from people all over the world on Twitter. One guy wanted to join the band and asked to be at the next rehearsal. So I asked him where he lived and he said Spain. As we are from London in England I could already see a slight issue! He said maybe we can do it over Skype... unfortunately I didn't think having someone in a different country was going to work! I used to have a guy who stalked me in England, but fortunately that has stopped!
What’s your favourite song to perform?
Probably That's Metal (to my ears). It's just a whole heap of fun in a song!
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?
I'll keep writing how I write as it's the only thing I know how to do!
If you could have any band/performer sing of your songs, which would it be and would it be in your style or theirs?
Probably Kip Winger and he could do it however he wanted to!
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?
The remixed and remastered album 'Persistence' will be available from the 1st August from the band website www.wingsofpegasusband.com. Thanks!