Stars of the Olympic Village on August 3, self-proclaimed skindie (ska-indie) four piece Fella had a cosy natter about Yohan Blake, hanging out with Team G.B’s Volleyball squad, and their hidden sporting talents.
SKRBBLR: Hi Josh, Steve, Pete and Arran, thank you so much for taking time out of your summer tour to chat. You played an exclusive gig inside the athletes Village, how was it?
Pete: Having already competed, the athletes were ready to let loose to our set. It was surreal being surrounded by the fittest people on the planet.
S: A performance worthy of a gold medal?
Pete: Definitely. We had them clapping along, filming us on their phones, we blew their socks off.
S: And you met some of the competitors?
Pete: We hung out with the Team G.B Volleyball team, they’re mint, and spotted legend Yohan Blake.
S: Laura Moore styled you for the Olympic gig, were there any togas involved?
Pete: Sadly not. Customised vintage was the order of the day, with a patriotic flash of the Union Jack.
S: Any hidden sporting talents?
Arran: My talents aren’t to do with sport…
Pete: Football and table tennis.
Josh: Me and Pete are table tennis rivals.
Steve: I can make an uncannily good sound effect of a horn.
S: So, table tennis and a horn sound? What a repertoire. Did you learn any new skills from the athletes?
Pete: We taught them about our Great British Skindie sound. And how to clap.
S: If you could create an Olympic event, what would it be?
Pete: The canon ball dive. And crowd-surfing. Team Fella’s crowd-surfers deserve a gold medal.
S: Who are your sporting heroes?
Pete: Mine too. He brought class and character to football.
Steve: Boris Johnson. World Zip-Wire Champion.
S: In non-Olympic related news, you’ve just had airplay on Real Radio Daytona, Florida. Any plans for an American tour?
Pete: Not yet, but we’d love to. If we go down well on American radio, then fingers crossed.
S: What’s next for Fella?
Pete: Look out for our revamped website in September, and we’re planning another music video, but it’s still under wraps. We’re focusing on gigs, we like to play live to our fans as much as we can.
S: After Jessica Ennis won the 100m hurdles on 3rd August, you dedicated ‘Brunette Delight’ to her. Any messages for the Olympic and Paralympiccompetitors on Team G.B?
Fella: Keep on smashing it. Every time you win a medal, our local puts on an Olympic Happy Hour.
S: Thanks so much guys, looking forward to your next gig at 93 Feet East on August 16.