We caught up with Max, Paul and Ivan from The Renadeans, ahead of their headline set for Plug In Live at Cadge Road Community Centre on 14 December. The gig is a collaboration between us (The Garage Youth Forum) and The Henderson Trust.
What made you want to do music?
We all went to Earlham high school Max and Paul were in the same year. Paul started playing guitar at 14, and that came in handy when max wanted to study music and start a band. Paul was originally going to study public services but max persuaded him to join him in his musical quest. Ivan started playing guitar when he was 17 and was introduced to Paul through Max and the band was formed.
How are you feeling about your gig?
We are all excited as we have never played a gig around the area before. the closest gig we’ve played not home and where we first met.
Tell us more about yourselves?
Paul is the life and soul of the band, die hard Celtic fan and really knows his music.
Max likes to read write and illustrate and really comes to life on stage
Ivan is the mysterious one of the bunch you never know quite what he’s thinking but when he plays those drums boy watch him go.
What’s the highlight of your career?
Many fond moments come to mind such as our first show in London in a venue called the monarch playing to a brand new crowd and getting a great response was amazing.
Having one of our first songs recorded Stay Home, played on Huw Stephens radio 1 show was a crazy experience even if they did get Max’s name wrong.
Recording our first album was a great experience we recorded in a place called Welney at the Motherlode Studios with Simon Powell as our recording wizard and we loved every second of it and are so happy with result.
Who are your favourite bands?
Paul: the Who, Elvis were my first love but everything that happened in the 60’s
Max: Cream, Nirvana, the Doors and the Beatles
Ivan: Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Pearl Jam
How are you prepared for the up and coming gig?
By using the fine facilities at the Garage that they were so kind to let us use and by rehearsing every other day at our secret beat laboratory.
How would you like to be remembered?
We (The Garage Youth Forum) are taking our Plug In Live event to Cadge Road Community Centre in collaboration with The Henderson Trust. Plug In Live is a music gig showcasing all new and upcoming local bands and soloists.
The event will take place on Friday 14 December 7pm – 9pm at Cadge Road Community Centre and will be open to young people and their families, with children aged 10 and under needing to be accompanied by an adult.
This event is free but if you would like to make a donation you can on the door and all the money will be going to charity. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this fantastic event and hope that this will be the first of many to come.
VENUE ADDRESS: Cadge Road Community Centre, Cadge Rd, Norwich NR5 8DF.