back in 2005 have supported Alter Bridge, won Classic Rock magazine awards and
been tipped by said magazine for bigger things. They tour the UK again in July
and itís over to bass player Steve ReillyÖ
What are you
currently up to?
Currently we are in the rehearsal studio locked away working on new material for
our next album and rehearsing for our forthcoming UK tour. (see dates below)
Brief history of the band and how you all met etc.
The band got together as a 4 piece originally and came to work with with myself
(Steve Reilly)in the studio to put our first album together that was back in
2004, during the process of recording the album guitarist Al Reilly came in to
do some session guitar and enjoyed himself so much he just joined the band!
About 7 songs into
the album (first leaf fallen) the band changed drummer and the line up was
complete! Vocals-Kenny Collins Guitar-Al Reilly- Bass-Steve Reilly- Drums Iain
Stratton Guitar-Mick coll so basically the band in a way all met through Red Eye
Studio! and to date the band has now released 4 studio Albums and a fifth is in
Could you take us though the songs on your new album please e.g. ideas behind
the songs, song writing process etc.
Most of the songs for the New album are all written in the same way, we go in to
the rehearsal room and play together and basically jam guitar riffs and then we
all start to add our parts to that!
We kinda like to work off ideas that we instantly like and we have a saying if
we're not bored playing a song we dont know it well enough yet!! our vocalist
Kenny Collins writes 99% of the lyrics and i think!! he just relates that to
everday life and sometimes issues that effect the band and us all as
In the UK now there are some great new bands steeped in classic rock bands from
the 70's and early 80ís. Why do you think so many good bands are coming along
now and any other bands out there you would recommend?
I think the classic rock band is coming back, simply because it always been
great music and the UK is steeped in the history of that kind of music. It was
only a matter of time before it came around again but for some its never been
away! I think people are tired of manufactured pop and rock and want to here
music with some feeling and a meaning again!
What have been the live highlights so far for the band and who ideally would
you like to tour with & why?
The bands live highlights have been great so far! i would say our rapturous
applause at the London Astoria supporting Alter Bridge was a great night! but
probably more enjoyable was selling out our own tour of the UK back in 2006 that
was very important to us and the fans on that tour were fantastic! But our home
town shows are always a great night! people say Glasgow is a tough crowd but
they have always been great with us and we love them for it!
I would love to tour with Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden that would be cool!
Who have been influences on the band musically?
Musically our influences are all very different! Myself and Al are influenced by
bands like Journey,Rainbow, Whitesnake to Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and
SevenDust, the rest of the boys all have there influences like Kenny, love Pearl
Jam and Chris Cornell Mick and Iain Creed, Foo Fighters to Kill Switch Engage.
the list would be endless.
How do you view the internet and downloads etc. Does it help bands like
yourself get established?
I think the internet and downloads have been great for small bands! It has given
us a chance to sell records all over the world! I mean we have been sent
pictures of people wearing Logan t-shirts in Australia and we have sold albums
all over the US and Europe and Australia and New Zealand so it's a great way to
get worldwide exposure and I think it will only get better!
Any good rock 'n' roll tales to tell?
Well rock and roll tales would have to come from our tour with Alter Bridge! I
guess this is more of a statement than a story but I remember coming out of the
Birmingham Academy gig after the show and trying to get on our tour bus, but it
was full so I walked to the front door and came in that way and the entire band
of Alter Bridge and half there road crew were getting pissed with the rest of
Logan in the upstairs lounge.
Just seeing all
the famous faces and the way the band (lLgan) on their first ever tour were
feeling right at home I felt proud of the boys! but it did piss off the AB tour
manager cause it went on till about 4 am lol!
Where would the band like to be in a year's time?
I would love the band to be playing Wembley next year!! but seriously if we are
playing bigger venues and selling more records we will be happy!
Message for your fans...
Our message to our old fans would be thank you for all your support and things
are just gonna get better and to our potential new fans, it would be if you do
nothing else just come to one of our shows and judge us there and if you dont
like it tell us!! but I'm sure you wont be disappointed we always spend time
with the fans and will always continue to do that!
Logan are on
tour in the UK in July
12th July Oxford
13th July Birmingham Academy
14th July Bristol Academy
15th July Islington Academy
17th July Sheffield Boardwalk
18th July Glasgow Cathouse
19th July Liverpool Academy
20th July Newcastle Academy
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