Blackjack Love are a heavy blues/rock n roll band from Woking, made up of Azza (Vocals/Guitar), Brother Nick (Guitar/Vocals), Brother Sam (Bass/Vocals) and Matt Wonder (Drums/Percussion/Vocals)
Who is your main inspiration?
(Azza) For me personally, I don’t really have an out & out inspiration. Events in the world, stuff going on around me or personal experiences inspire me to write I’d say.
(Brother Nick) My main inspiration is my kids. Musically probably Dave Grohl.
What is your songwriting process?
(Azza) I usually start with by noodling on an acoustic guitar. I use a lot of weird/open tunings & just jam shit out. Then I’ll put random words together to decide on a melody & it all falls from there really.
What made you want to start in music?
(Azza) My uncle was my biggest influence in music. I used to go to record shops with him as a kid. He used to make me tapes of all different music, The Clash, Curtis Mayfield, The Damned, Rage Against The Machine, Booker T & The MG’s. All sorts really.
(Brother Nick) I heard the opening lick to Boom Boom Boom from John Lee Hooker & that was it.
What is on the horizon for you?
We got a new single coming out on the next few weeks. So promoting that. Then we have a bunch of new stuff we need to get down, so getting back in the studio will be the next thing I’d say. Playing live looks like it’s off the cards for a while.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
(Azza) Josh Homme or Pharrell Williams
(Brother Nick) I’d like to sit & play 12 bar blues with Keith Richards. Jam, smoke a cig & sip on some JD.
What is your ultimate goal?
World domination, of course.
If you could cover any song, what would it be?
Inner City Blues by Marvin Gaye or Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones.
Tea making: milk first or last?
Last! Only the devil puts it in first.
Tell us your funniest joke!
My wife told me to stop impersonating a flamingo... I had to put my foot down.