This exclusive Band of Horses interview was conducted by The Future Tense as part of the ON/OFF project.
Each artist was asked the same series of questions relating to the live music experience, before being photographed just before and again immediately after performing.
Band: Band of Horses
Interviewee: Bill Reynolds (Bassist 2007-2017)
Venue: Brixton Academy
Date: February 2nd 2011
What is your most memorable live moment as a fan?
Seeing The Flaming Lips on the Pink Yoshimi tour was pretty wild. It was a pretty small club and they had to stop the gig for a while as someone in the audience had a seizure!
What is your most memorable live moment as a performer?
Lollapalooza was one of the most special memories. Something really ignited that night. I’m not sure if it’s a horoscope thing or a moon thing or what but it’s amazing when a crowd gets loose like that.
Have you had any disasters on stage?
My amps rarely make it through a set, but once I remember being handed a bass guitar that was totally in the wrong tune, and I had to pretty much relearn the song on the fly. It worked though!
Do you have any live performance aspirations?
Wembley has always been a dream, and it’s just been put on the schedule.
Any pre/post performance rituals?
Whenever we have a great gig we always think back to what might have contributed and try to repeat it – I think it’s human nature in any situation where you have to perform, like in sport. At the moment, I’m really digging Berocca before a gig. Unfortunately you can’t get it back in the states!
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Photographer: Tom Oldham
Curator: Ed Bartlett (The Future Tense)
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