"It began when I used to
run a club in west London called Ricochet. I used to make
tunes on a mini disc and play them out there and they went
down really well. So I thought I'd try to get a few things
together. Then I got a few remixes and I had a track on Fused
& Bruised's various LP 'Daytrip to Brisco'. I later decided
to put together this CD with remixes on it and three original
tracks. I only sent two copies out. I gave my manager copies
to distribute but I don't know if he ever did but I got responses
from both my postings."
"They both wanted to release a single. Plastic was a
small label and just starting out and things didn't happen.
They were sorting out their own deal, organising distribution
so in the end I went with Wiija. It worked out pretty well.
It's a good label to be on. There are some older tracks on
the album but it took like six months to put together."
The album's called 'Live The Dream', is there any particular
reason for it's title?
"I don't know. Obviously it's ironic. Anyone who knows
the way I live knows that it's not the case."
Are we talking about TOTP again? It must be every musician's
dream to appear on TOTP?
SGT Rock smiles. "Exactly. Though going back to your
original question it's quite strange playing live again. Being
a support band and noticing that the crowds aren't necessarily
going for it. Even though they don't seem to be enjoying it
we get loads of people coming up afterwards saying good things.
During the gig they're looking slightly bemused." He
laughs loudly again. "It's not a standard show; it's
Interview by Andrew
Photography © Andrew McLean
and Kirit Patel 2005