bass player Davy Lyonz speaks exclusively to The New Roxette…
brother JJ and I began the band at the end of 2006, after JJ
had written a load of tunes, and we wanted to put together the
kind of band we always wanted; a great rock band with big tunes
and a memorable show. We found Jef singing in a covers band
and knew we’d found a gem. Tommy is a local legend who’s
been wowing the Buckingham Bandjam with his awesome drumming
for nine years... (since he was 11), and we basically head-hunted
Jakk Valentine, the guitarist – he’s a talented
lad - and as soon as we saw him we knew we needed him in LIONSEX...
so that leads us onto the name... hahaha it’s a question
we get asked a lot! The name came from a brainstorming session
involving me and my brother (JJ) a couple of years back, and
as soon as it was mentioned we knew that was the one. I think
a good name is a vitally important starting point for any band,
and though no one can say exactly what a “good”
name is, I think it starts by being completely memorable. Like
it or hate it, people remember LIONSEX!”
our readers, who may not have heard of you before, please describe
your sound/style and influences.
are a rock band with massive tunes, a huge live show and even
bigger hair! In fact, we like to think we are a band that takes
in all genres and ages of rock. We all love rock music and though
people seem to enjoy pigeon-holing us as some kind of “glam”
or “sleaze” band, it’s not the case. We are
a rock band who take in all influences.
We may not sound like Limp Bizkit, say, but their influence
is there, or we may not be exactly the same as Def Leppard,
but their tunes are just as important to us as any tune by,
say, Poison or New York Dolls, bands that we also love. So,
I dunno...I like to think you can genuinely list Gn’R,
Pearl Jam, the Dolls, Incubus, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Def Leppard,
Tigertailz, Poison, Prodigy, Lostprophets and Bullet for My
Valentine as influences on our sound, though we don’t
sound like any of ‘em particularly”.
you got coming up between now and Christmas…?
have been really busy… We have just recorded our album
“GET IT” in Wales
with up and coming young producer/guitar hero Matt Bond, who
has worked on the last two ‘Bullet For
My Valentine’ albums for Sony. With his hard work and
help we have a 10-track album which is being considered by a
couple of labels for release, which we are dead excited about.
The first single will be released on our own label ROAR POWER,
and we will be playing extensively to support this. We value
our home base very highly indeed, the people around MK, Buckingham
and Aylesbury have been truly awesome, and we are dead proud
of where we come from... we never say London, we always say MK!!! So we will be making
sure the local area gets alot of hot LIONSEX in the coming months”.
has been your favourite gig so far and why?
favourite was probably our show at the Pitz, in MK, back in
April playing with Spit Like This.
The venue is our local, and a legendary place, so to finally
tread the boards there was awesome. Also playing our first show
at the Borderline for the sleaze night “The Dirt”
was amazing and we are dead grateful to Perry the promoter for
giving us the chance”.
been the biggest success Lionsex
think selling around 400 copies of our “Demolicious”
has been a real buzz, but really the biggest success is simply
getting the support of our fans, many of whom are now good friends
– it’s so cool they are into us and wanna come along
and enjoy the ride. We always wanted to cheer people up with
great tunes and an amazing live show and when that works...
that is success, - even if there are two people watching lol…
and we always talk to anyone afterwards cos we want people to
know we really do appreciate their support, it means the world
to us. Though that’s not to say our tunes are frivolous
or shallow, we have our political and gritty sides too. Check
out the album, you’ll see what I mean”.
tell us something exclusive and of interest about Lionsex, which is not common knowledge
to your fans?
maybe that it only happened because me and JJ bought Guitar
Hero II for Xmas in 2006 and played it so much we ended up concluding
that, really, we ought to just start a band cos that would in
fact be easier than completing Guitar Hero II on the highest
level!!!! I mean I think the fact that LIONSEX started with
me and JJ sat in our tiny one bed flat in Badgers in Buckingham,
a PC and nothing but ideas and JJ’s songs is kinda interesting
I think the fact our new album is being mixed by the guys who
mixed Bullet For My Valentine and Trivum’s last album is an exciting
and interesting fact”!!!
anything else you wish to add and share with the readers of
The New Roxette?
that if you’re into rock, whether it be Whitesnake in
79, GnR in 89, Limp Bizkit in 99 or
Bullet for my Valentine in 2009, then come check us out live,
or go to our myspace and check our stuff, and maybe buy our
album and get into the LIONSEXY mood. Most importantly though...KEEP
ROCKIN’!!! We wanna see you at a LIONSEX show soon”!!!
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