Dust Junkys It's been said a million times already.
We're not lazy, we just can't think of a humorous introduction.
MC Tunes (aka Nicky Lovett) has formed a band called 'The
Dust Junkys' so we interviewed them at the Bedford Esquires.
Okay, so we are lazy.
The music press reminds
us of Nicky's musical past but how did the band actually come
"I had already written a few tracks and had some ideas
going. I pulled a few contacts together and with the help of
Steve we put the band together. Ganiyu came then Sam and Mikey
joined later. We just started playing, getting gigs. I've had
a lot of experience with gigs than everybody else has on stage.
D'ya know what I mean? Everybody liked what I'd started and
we've had a free reign to express ourselves. Everybody's really
happy and we've stuck with it."
Did he find that the rest of the bands were a little in awe
because of his experience?
"No, but in some ways. I know Sam was a fan and I was dead
surprised to hear that 'cause he bought the album as a young
guy. D'ya know what I mean? I didn't know that and I don't think
Steve knew too much about me and it was more of a case of like,
when you have a reputation you have got to put it off pronto.
I don't think they were in awe, more like, curious."
What was the first Dust Junkys band practice like?
"It was surprisingly very good. We played 'What Time Is
It?', 'Fever' and 'Nothing Personal'."
The single "What Time Is It?" has already been released
on the special Big Issue CD, how did that come about?
"We were asked and we said, "yes"."
Looking back then, when the band offered the track did you ever
any thoughts that it would be released as a single in its own