Bananagun


The Inertia

Recently, I had a chat with Banana Gun, the alternative jazz, rock, blues, indie band, following their show with The Babe Rainbow and Parsnip in Melbourne. I was taken into another wicked dimension when they played and was interested to hear what makes them tick. I am always keen to see what inspires bands like these and learn what brought them to music in the first place. The five-piece band has recently jumped onto the scene with their freakadelic sounds, which have been nothing but sweet tunes to my ears.

Here are some highlights from our chat:

Where did the name originate from, do you like eating bananas or something?


Bananas are our cosmic pistol and we fire bullets of vitamin B

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How long have you been together?


16 cycles



How would you describe the music you play?

Bits and pieces from and trans-continental flavors. We like a lot of Brazilian, Afrobeat kinda ballpark.

So how did you all get started? 

we started as a three-piece – Jimi, Stella, and myself – but we wanted more percussion and color, so we gradually got Jack and Luki in the fold and now it’s freakadelic
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Favorite venue to play?

It’s yet to arrive.



Fave 80’s song?

Bowie stuff.



Advice for up and coming musicians?


Don’t worry about getting a job. Do what’s right.

 



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