Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rudely Interrupted

After being named for the challenges a disability adds to everyday life, to playing at the United Nations, gearing up for a national Australian tour, life as Rudely Interrupted is one heck of a rollercoaster.

 "We throw ourselves into the music and performance," says band member Rohan. "We take it very seriously, but we always have fun, we love the songs we play, they remind us of how far we've come and all the touring successes we've had around the world."

And if one thing is true, it's that their tours are a LOT of fun. As Rohan put it, "[band mate] Sam can get a little loose sometimes and his early touring days were so exciting for him [that] he pulled all sorts of stunts, faking heart attacks was a phase he went through".

Despite this rather interesting start , Rudely Interrupted marked a major milestone in 2008 when they became the first independent act to perform at the United Nations. "We felt it was very life affirming, an incredibly uplifting experience and also very humbling."

Since then the band has gone from strength to strength, and with their new EP being "all killer, no filler" you should probably pause right here to take a listen!

With their songwriting inspiration coming from shared conversations, it's no wonder this band is so relatable. "Working with the guys makes for a very unique environment to collect sparks from. We have fun, we encourage each other to express and build a strong work ethic around our instruments."

"'I Am Alive' is about the feeling of being alive, the ups and downs are what makes us all human, we embraced our differences, we want to tell people to for their dreams, try, fail, succeed and experience all life can offer no what your situation."

And just a day out from another show, Rudely Interrupted show no signs of stopping any time soon. This indie band truly show what happens when you push the boundaries. No disability was ever going to stop Rohan, Rory, Josh or Sam from "finding the perfect pop song".

"Anything is possible, it really is, you have to work and work at your skill set to develop your talent, be prepared to fail and keep working. We encourage everyone to chase their dreams, and dream big, shoot for the stars and you might hit the moon."

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