Empire of Fools have established themselves as a dynamic live act and have built an amazing reputation for their energetic, passionate and powerful performances. Vocalist Mark Pascall chats to TBFM’s Mucka Jay…
What was the last album you purchased?
The last album was actually The Darkness “Last of our kind”.
I bought the album and the limited edition purple vinyl due to my backing vocals being included on the lead single! Very pleased! It’s a very good album too!
If your music could be used in an advert on TV, what would you most like it to be advertising?
I’d like to see it being used for a top of the range sports car! One with style and power! I think it would translate well! That or something to do with extreme sports! We are open to offers!
If you were to do a cover of a song, what would it be and why?
That’s a hard question to give one answer to. Wishing Well by Free, it’s a great song and always reminds me of progressing in bands, it’s always been a favorite. Paul Rodgers has always been an inspiration vocally to me. I just hope that we would do it justice!
Dead or alive, which band would you most like to co-headline with?
Ahh that’s a tough one!! The original line up of Guns ‘n’ Roses comes to mind, but so does a band like Incubus or even Free/Deep purple – tricky one!
What has been the most memorable moment in your musical career so far?
Sharing the stage with some of the bands that influenced me and I grew up listening to is still something I’m proud of! Probably the most memorable is opening for Reef. It was such a great night, the crowd were pumped up and everybody was ready to give it some!
If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry, what would it be?
I’d like some of the administrative tasks within the industry to be a lot easier, less time consuming and more straight forward so we can concentrate on playing live and writing!
Find out more about Empire of Fools at www.empireoffools.co.uk
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