Yacht Club Djs


The annual Push Over Festival is set to take place on Sunday March 7th and we caught up with duo Yacht Club Djs to chat about it all…

Let’s start with your name and what you do in the band?

I’m Gareth "the guv" Winterbottom, I produce Mashups and Original music with my friend Guy "hot lips" Hoolihan, together we are known as Yacht Club Djs.

Tell us a bit about how you guys got together?

I had recently divorced from my wife and was holidaying off the coast of Mexico on a small friget with a team of scientists trying to chart the migratory patterns of sperm whales in the Pacific Ocean. We had just dropped anchor and were enjoying a couple of quiet chandys when Diego, the small cabin boy we let fire crackers off at to amuse ourselves, noticed a stranded and burning vessel. We pulled alongside the wreck to find a devastated scene of destruction and a man dressed in an immaculately kept tuxedo, smoking a cigar and talking in the queen’s finest. We rescued him and in the celebrations that followed we decided to take our story to the world, through the power of song and dance.

How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you?

A journey the sun records back catalogue, if it by chance happened to have included every artist in history. All lightly slapped with a fish to add just the right ammounts of party. A tasty fish, not one of those classless sea bass.

When and why did you decide you wanted to play music?

I feel like I should include an anecdote about that fabled snake eating its tail. But we just seemed to be repeating ourselves
It’s ok, I like you, continue interview monkey. Hoorah!

What are you most looking forward to about playing Push Over 2010?

Performing to a rowdy bunch of up starts who are looking for good times is always a pleasure, nothing like some good clean same sex paired waltzing really cleans out the system and gets all those young hormones out of the way of a good wholesome time.

Any particular bands you would like to see on the bill?

Those Yves Klien Blue boys are nice chaps. Met them on shore leave in Byron Bay.

What is the best thing about playing an all ages festival like Push Over?

By god it’s just some good clean fun and that’s what the world needs, a little less filth.

What motivates the band to play music?

1980 to 1984 period Tom Sellick.

What can people expect from your live show?

To good old boys. Telling some tall tales to get the party started right, and sharing some of the finer moments from their record collections in an atmosphere that is as fun as it is thought provoking. Tally ho!

Tell us what the band has planned for 2010?

Extend the portifolio, revisit Mexico, write, record and release an EP, possibly an album and get the next instalment of our mixtape series up and out there for the people. Also some cheeky little jaunts up and down our fine land with some friends from near and abroad, to be announced soon.

What was the last album you put on your iPod and how did you get into the band?

A Smile by Dappled Cities Fly. Lovely chaps from Sydney, toured with them last year and fell for there charms like a teenage girl for a cherry pie.

Which member has the most annoying habit?

A gentleman never tells.

What is your favourite Die Hard movie?

Ah Bruce. I once shared a mistress with him in the early 80s, horribly charismatic chap. Can’t say I’m aware of these movies though apart from a quick glance through google. I was awfully fond of his experimental art-house works of the late seventies where he repeatedly hit Goldie Horn with a hammer whilst 10cc was blasting from a humourously large Labrador’s derriere. Quite controversial at the time but stunning for both their careers.

Thanks and have fun at Push Over!

That’s quite alright old son. Ha, ha!

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