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Who are you?
We are Big Lad – Wayne Adams (Death Pedals, Petbrick, Johnny Broke, Ladyscraper) and Henri Grimes (Shield Your Eyes, Reciprocate).

What is it you do?
We play music inspired mostly by electronic artists that we’re really into and attempt to play it live. We use a real drum kit with triggers which trigger most of the synth sounds which Wayne can manipulate into melodies and basslines and pretty much any sound we can think of.

How long have you been doing it?
We’ve been together for about 7 years now but have been doing music each for many years.

What inspires you?

Tell us about your work/music.
Our music is all about trying to make people dance and have a great time. We’ve always felt like playing live is where our music makes the most sense and tends to intertwine between DIY gigs, festivals and the rave scene. Other than Big Lad Wayne runs a very in demand recording studio in North East London called Bear Bites Horse as well as doing his many other music projects. Outside of Big Lad Henri is currently back playing in a band with Shield Your Eyes co-founding member Stef Kett called Reciprocate and released their first album in March this year before all the nonsense began. He also started a street food business based in Bristol called Boigers which any locals will soon be able to find at many of the cities food markets as well as some of next years smaller music festivals.

What have you got coming up in the future?
Obviously no gigs at the moment. Like many others can’t even begin to explain how sad this is and how much we miss it. Hopefully we can get back to it next year. We definitely don’t see it happening before that. We have been working on some new releases though so keep an eye out and follow us on social media for updates.

Where can people find out more about you?
Facebook and Instagram.

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