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Today’s Doorstep Interview features alt. pop rock band Fire Lady Luck, who release their new single on 5th May, launched with a special gig at Trillians, Newcastle.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you, where are you from?
We are Fire Lady Luck, a pop rock band from Sunderland. We have been a band for a few years now and over those years have released three albums and have played around the UK.

What inspired you to first start making music?
Music has always been important to all of us and has always been a part of our lives so the inspiration has always been there, but I think personally for me (Lewis) it started when I was just starting secondary school and I was invited to the music department to try out some instruments and I really enjoyed the feeling.

Who would you say are your biggest influences?
We listen to so many different bands and different styles that our influences are so varied it’s difficult to narrow it down.

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is a very tight polished sound. We care about the little things, it’s all about the sound. It starts with the guitar and we build it around that, we are a guitar based band mainly.

Tell us a bit about your live performances. What can we expect from a gig by you?
Playing live is the best thing you can do in a band and we really show that on stage, you could expect big guitars and all of us jumping around the stage. We are a very active enthusiastic band on stage, there’s no point standing still! We do try to put on a show every time we perform, whether that be dressing ourselves up with sparkly hats and glasses or jumping off the stage to join the fans in the crowd! It’s a very lively performance!

Can you tell us what gigs you have planned in the region in the near future?
We are hosting a gig at Trillians in Newcastle on Thursday 5th May where we will be releasing a secret song. On top of that we have a few festivals too, our full gig list can be found online on our Facebook page.

What do you think has been your biggest achievement so far as a band?
We have already achieved more than we ever thought we would. So far I think there were a few big achievements, one being we won ‘song of the year for 2012’ in a poll done by Spark FM Radio station. It was a track from our second album called Nothing To Prove.
On top of that a proud moment was when we played the O2 Academy Newcastle for the first time as we had all seen bands we loved playing there, that was a great achievement. Last year we played the main stage at Willowman Festival and that was a huge gig for us.

Have there been any major challenges so far in your musical career?
Being in a band is a new challenge every day because you don’t know what’s going to happen, you just have to keep going and plugging away at it. In a way, writing is a challenge because to write a great catchy song isn’t easy to do. But I think we seem to manage it!

What else have you got planned for the future?
We just want to keep working like we are now, keep trying to get bigger and better. We are currently working on our fourth album which we feel is going to be very special as it’s different to anything we’ve done before. We’ve demoed the whole album and it sounds great! So look out for that. We are also working on tours and bigger gigs.

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