Hard work, determination, talent, ambition, passion and the love for what they do has made the perfect recipe for Red Electrick to climb up the ladder and become one of Malta’s biggest bands. The sky is the limit for these guys and they have got what it takes to make it big.
Earlier this year they announced that multi-talented Joe Roscoe will be the new front-man, so I caught up with Joe to see how it’s going and what’s in store for the future.
Mr. Roscoe, you have created quite a hype since it was announced that you will be the new Red Electrick front-man. Fans are eager to see what you bring to the table. What was your first reaction when you were approached by the REK boys?
I was quite surprised, but extremely happy with the reaction from the public we had since i joined the band earlier this year. When i was offered the role of front-man, i couldn’t really believe it. I had been following the guys from quite a young age, and was always into their music. Little did i know that they were very much into my material as well. I was immediately super excited about working with professional musicians in a band that had so much great history behind it.
Before Red Electrick you had a budding solo career. How does it feel to now be working with a band?
I had been a solo artist on the scene from around 2013, played hundreds of gigs, and some amazing ones at that; but I always wanted to start a band project too. Being between Malta and the UK for 3 years, I didn’t think that it was the right time. My focus is 100% on music, so now that I’m able to work with people who have the same mind frame as me, i find it easy to work as a team.
You jumped into the deep end right away with the LA trip which included a live gig at the legendary Whisky A Go Go. How was that experience?
Once the LA trip was mentioned i was in straight away. Just being in LA with all the musical history that it holds was incredible, but having the chance to play at the Whisky was just that step above, and definitely the highlight. We had the opportunity to work with some great people out there and i can’t wait to go again!
The first single ‘Right Here’ will be released tomorrow along with a music video. What can the fans expect?
In my opinion it’s the perfect mix between Joe Roscoe and Red Electrick. The general vibe of the song is very positive, and i think it fits the summer season perfectly. More importantly I’m very happy it all came together so great after all the hard work, and I’m excited to see what people think of it!
What does this year have in store for Red Electrick?
I feel like the combination of me and Red Electrick has been so smooth, that it’s left us more free to focus on planning the rest of the year (releases and shows). Obviously our first official public gig this Friday at Ryan’s is the first of many things we are planning. Apart from that, we have been writing a lot, so i’m eager to release a lot more songs!
Right Here Official Music Video