Redhead – Interview

Interview with Nathan Haynes – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals of Redhead and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD:  How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

NH: We sound like us! That sounds pompous, arrogant even. It’s not meant to be, it’s just we don’t sound like any of our contemporaries – there are influences that can be heard in our music but no one clear style or influence that overrides the others. So, what does the Redhead sound, sound like? Take Old School Classic Rock, add a British take on Heartland Rock, throw in some elements of California Rock, then sprinkle with NWOBHM, Glam, Punk and Blues and you have the Redhead sound.


PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

NH: We were formed in 2013 by frontman (and only original surviving member) Ellis Crewe-Candy.

The idea was (and remains) to deliver great, original rock’n’roll music for everyone.


PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

NH: It’s something all of us (even before Redhead) just did. I don’t know if it’s something you can pinpoint – like why was Van Gogh driven to paint? We just need to make music.

Influences come from everywhere – a good/bad experience. A viewpoint. People watching. Being inspired by our favourite bands. A desire to try something out. Anything really.


PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

NH: To have our music heard, to touch people emotionally with our songs, to matter. Ideally to make a living as a musician and for the music to live on past our mortal lives.


PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

NH: Smug answer would be to say the best is yet to come!

But thus far signing with Flicknife Records for our debut album “Broken Hourglass“ in 2021 and also recently signing with Hell Fire Music Entertainment as our booking agent – exciting times ahead!


PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

NH: It’s tough out there (was it any other way)?

It is easier to get your music out to a worldwide audience now than it’s even been, however getting that audience to listen to it is a whole other ball game. So we try and network with as many people as we can at gigs, via social media and radio airplay etc.


PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

NH: We’ve just signed a Booking Agent Contract with Hell Fire Music Entertainment so that will help immensely. The website has all the future dates on it so check it out:


PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

NH: It’s the future (whether you like it or not) and like most things there are pros as well as cons. However the ability to discover your new favourite band (hint, hint Redhead ;-)) at the click of your fingers is remarkable.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

NH: Happy Birthday as it’s associated with a party! Also it’s instantly recognisable from the very first syllable.


PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

NH: That a decent budget to promote you makes the difference – often if you saturate the market and provide limited choice, people will just accept what’s put in front of them. It’d be much better if people actively sought out new music or questioned what they were served.


PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?

NH: We’ve a new song in the final stages of mixing and we’ve been bedding in our new lead guitarist.


PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?


Redhead links:
Band/Artist location – Hampshire, UK
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