Hi! Today, I have the pleasure to chat with Mike Sheehan, lead guitar from The Thing From Outer Space 3rd wave band! Thank you Mike for taking time to answer us. Let's surf and start the interview if you please. 😉
SRR: What year was The Thing From Outer Space founded?
Mike Sheehan: We started the band, February 2015.
SRR: Who are the members of The Thing From Outer Space?
Mike Sheehan: Duke Sedan, guitar; Doug "Raygun" Tasker, guitar; Chris "Area 51" Arenburg, bass; Mike "Mars Attacks" Sheehan, drums.
SRR: From which city did The Thing From Outer Space originate?
Mike Sheehan: London, Ontario, Canada.
SRR: Where did the idea to form an instrumental band come from?
Mike Sheehan: It was pretty much a group decision. We started out playing surf and rockabilly and quickly found out we had more enjoyment from the surf side of the music.
SRR: How did you meet each other?
Mike Sheehan: Duke and I knew each other from a previous band, we had a mutual friend in Chris and we found Doug through the internet.
SRR: What were the influences of the band?
Mike Sheehan: Everything from classic to new surf, rockabilly and punk.
SRR: How did you guys describe the band at the time?
Mike Sheehan: Surf Rock.
SRR: When was your first gig?
Mike Sheehan: April 2015. At a bar in London called the Wortley Roadhouse.
SRR: What year did you do your first recording?
Mike Sheehan: 2016, released October of that year.
SRR: Did you have a label?
Mike Sheehan: No.
SRR: Which instrument did you used?
Mike Sheehan: Mapex drums, Paiste cymbals, Fender Jazzmasters and Stratocasters, Thunderbird bass.
SRR: Which amplifier did you use?
Mike Sheehan: Everyone uses Fender.
SRR: Did you use a reverb tank?
Mike Sheehan: No.
SRR: Can we know about which tube you used?
Mike Sheehan: Stock.
SRR: What are the effects used on the guitar?
Mike Sheehan: Just reverb from the amps.
SRR: Where can we buy and follow The Thing From Outer Space?
Mike Sheehan: We have a Facebook page, Instagram page and Bandcamp. Also a Youtube channel.
SRR: Thank you very much Mike for taking time to answer me today.
Mike Sheehan: Thank you, it was our pleasure.