Bad Touch. The interview on Music Borders Radio

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Bad Touch originally formed in 2010 when the band members were still in college. In their formative years, they played local pubs and performed covers of some rock classics, and gradually began to compose original material. Over the last few years Bad Touch started making a name for themselves and built a reputation for their dynamic live shows, making them on of the “must-see” acts at many local venues.

In 2012, the band recorded their first EP at the Leeders Farm Studio – home of local hero’s The Darkness. The desire to get their music to a wider audience eventually led to the band performing gigs around the country. In 2012, the band won the Exposure Music Award in 2012 for their live show, followed by an invitation to play Hard Rock Hell for the very first time.
2013 was a great year for the band. They toured the UK with The Quireboys and won the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest. In 2014, they toured with Bonafide, The Electric Boys and Tyketto, and played many festivals including Download, Steelhouse, Legends of Rock and Hard Rock Hell.
In 2015, the band recorded their debut album Half Way Home at Foel Studios. Released on 27th April, the album received rave reviews from the rock press.
2015 was also a great year for touring with the band completing an 18-date UK tour with The Answer as well as UK tours with Tyketto and Snakecharmer. Bad Touch’s live shows garnered them praise and support from fans and critics.
In June 2016, Bad Touch embarked on a UK tour with Jared James Nichols, followed by a UK tour in July supporting the Kentucky Headhunters.

In July 2016, the band recorded their second album “Truth Be Told”, which was eventually released in December of that year to great critical acclaim. In November they embarked on a joint UK tour with the Australian band “Massive”.
The following year, during March and April, Bad Touch toured the UK with Broken Witt Rebels under the Planet Rock Roadstars banner, and followed this with a UK tour in April and May supporting Britain’s award-winning blues rock band King King. During the tour, Planet Rock radio play-listed the band’s single “99%” which was remixed for radio by Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Killing Joke, Bad Company).

Over the summer they played numerous festivals including Ramblin’ Man, Wildfire, Amplified, Cambridge Rock Festival, Weyfest, and many more as well a supporting Dan Baird and Homemade Sin during their UK tour.
They toured with Grammy Award winners The Kentucky Headhunters in October 2017 and then embarked on their 1st headline tour in November – with the support Planet Rock including both Hard Rock Hell and Planet Rockstock
During the winter months of 2017/18 the band spent time in the studio working on a new album – with a scheduled release date of autumn 2018
2018 saw the guys touring the UK with Skid Row followed by a headline tour to support the new album ‘Shake A Leg’ in the autumn taking in 19 UK towns and cities
2019 will be another busy year with many festivals plus a Spring tour with Quireboys and FM already booked up.
Hello Bad Touch
We are Music Borders Radio from Greece.
Hard rock sound that makes you wonna dance. How difficult it is?
Hard Rock Songs that make us want to Dance – there are many bands that play danceable rock music but perhaps the best of these would be RHCP – funky rock at it’s best 
What’s going on when you go to play live on stage? (We read that your live performances are “must seen “)
Playing Live – we get a real buzz from interacting with the audience and being able to change up songs / extend solo’s / mash up with other songs – all things that the confines of recording will not allow – We like to give the crowd a feel good experience and leave them smiling 
 
Icons, idols and influences?
Each band member has different musical influences 
Seeks it would be bands such as G&R , Little Angels , Skin   – in particular Slash 
Rob is a great fan of Led Zep and more recently Joe Bonnamassa 
George is a Bonham fan but his influences are widespread – ranging from Samba to Country 
Michael is more of a metal fan – influences would be Iron Maiden and Steve Harris in particular 
 Stevie has a wide range of influences – ACDC , RHCP , and loads more – fav vocalist Paul Rodgers
Future plans, future acts … (please tell us that you will come to Greece soon…)
Future Plans – Nothing specific to announce yet but hope to tour as much as possible in the next few years – taking in Europe [inc. Greece] and hopefully the USA
You are famous in Englandbut how difficult is to been known in US?
We are by no means famous in the UKand have a very long way to go before we reach anything approaching fame – we think fame is reserved for the legends
How the Brexit problem will effect on you as citizen of Great Britain, what are your thoughts about it?
This is a big unknown at the moment – but in truth we would expect the politicians to end up with a deal whereby nothing much really changes – But who knows!!
Please give us a message for Music Borders Radio and your fans here!
Greeting for Bad touch and we hope you all keep supporting MBR and everything ROCK.
Thanks you very much guys for everything, we are going to watch closely in every step that you make from now on.