By: Pink Cigar


The Real Deal
An Interview With
Pink Cigar
By: Ginger Coyote
PINK CIGAR the high energy rock n roll band from London, England.

A band that knows the true rock n roll spirit ! That's why Pink Cigar stand out. Here is a young new band with ton's of energy and catchy songs that excite and relate to their own generation. Here is my interview with guitarist Edd White and bassist Sam Rutland ....
Punk Globe:
Thanks for the interview guys! Can you tell us when you first started Pink Cigar?
Sam:
It all started 2010, we were looking all over London for a singer, none we found could cut the mustard, it was looking hopeless until we heard the barman at our local pub sing and realized he was right in front of eyes the whole time. We all loved listening to, and playing rock íní roll so it was natural to that we started a rock íní roll band, but we all decided it was gonna have to be modern to work and be exciting. We think itís about time our generation came up with its own brand of rock íní roll, and we feel weíre a part of that, because letís be honest The Vaccines arenít exciting anyone.
Punk Globe:
Who is in Pink Cigar and what do they do in the band?
Edd:
Sharkie Cottrell sings, Edd Whyte plays guitar, Sam Rutland plays bass and Sid Mayall on Drums
Punk Globe:
Is this the original lineup with the band?
Edd:
Thereís only been one Pink Cigar, and youíre looking at it baby!
Punk Globe:
Tell us how you came up with Pink Cigar for the band name?
Sam:
Sid our drummer, came up with the name, then changed his mind when he got back from Ibiza realizing there was a transsexual bar with the same name, but that swung it for us.
Punk Globe:
Who are the bands influences?
Edd:
Weíve all got our different influences but we love anything that rocks bands like, Iggy & The Stooges, The Clash, New York Dolls, Aerosmith, Sex Pistols, real rockíníroll anything thatís pure and from the soul.
Sam:
Also Fiveís early stuff before they sold out.
Punk Globe:
Describe Pink Cigar in three words?
Sam:
Thegreatestrocknrollbandyouveeverheardin Your Life!
Punk Globe:
Who writes the lyrics and music for the band? Is it a group effort?
Edd:
Sometimes itís a bedroom masterpiece, sometimes a group effort, happens differently every time.
Punk Globe:
Tell us about your recent release?
Edd:
We recorded a four song EP at the famous Eastcote Studios, where Adele recorded her album (she stole all the best bits from us, still waiting for the cheque). We launch in Amy Winehouse's living room, at the infamous "Hawley Arms" at the end of last year.
Punk Globe:
Tell us about your record release party?
Sam:
It was amazing, you couldnít move in there, overwhelming to see that many people turn out to watch us play,
Punk Globe:
How have the reviews been?
Sam:
The reviews have all been positive, stuck up on our Nan's fridge.
Punk Globe:
Has Pink Cigar toured?
Sam:
We did a few dates with 80ís matchbox B-line Disaster on tour, and weíre planning a tour of our own soon.
Punk Globe:
What are your favorite venues to play?
Edd:
Heroes was good while it lasted, Wembley Stadium got a bit boring, apart from that, the 12 bar, Underworld in Camden, Barfly, the St Moritz, Playhard at the Purple Turtle, and some others wonít list them all.
Punk Globe:
Any bands that you enjoy playing with?
Edd:
Weíve played with The Connectors quite a lot and theyíre always exciting, thereís so much energy from them. Also Steve Dior is always great to watch, heís written some amazing songs.
Punk Globe:
Tell us about your favorite show you have played?
Edd:
The Urban Bar in Whitechapel was probably my favorite so far, it was the first time we really had crowd surfing and people jumping off chairs, just upstairs in a pub, the owner wanted us to stop because he thought the ceiling might fall through.
Punk Globe:
Do you have any Internet addresses you would like to share with Punk Globe readers?
Sam:
www.facebook.com/PinkCigar probably the best place to see upcoming gigs and hear about what kind of sandwich weíve just eaten. www.Myspace.com/1PinkCigar for all the old school cats Our actual website is www.pinkcigarmusic.com and our twitter is www.twitter.com/WeArePinkCigar
Punk Globe:
How can readers buy your CD?
Sam:
Get the hard copies at gigs or Rough Trade west, or you can buy them as mp3ís from Amazon, or iTunes.
Punk Globe:
If you could put together your dream show. Who else would be playing with you and where?
Edd:
Pink Cigar, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis, sounds cheesy but donít act like you wouldnít buy a ticket, weíre headlining obviously.
Punk Globe:
Tell us what 2012 has in store for Pink Cigar?
Sam:
Single, and a video, some festivals, a tour, keep gigging and writing the hits.
Punk Globe:
Any last words for Punk Globe readers?
Edd:
If you like rock íní roll, want to see a good show with lots of energy and canít afford a ticket for the Rolling Stones, come see us you wonít be disappointed.

PINK CIGAR We can be found on the following sites

Website www.pinkcigarmusic.com |
Myspace www.myspace.com/1pinkcigar
Soundcloud www.soundcloud.com/pinkcigar
Twitter: @WeArePinkCigar |
Facebook: facebook.com/PinkCigar
IM Radio: http://www.imradio.com/main_index.php?f=artists_view&id=9597
Here's a Bootleg Clip of our last show: http://youtu.be/aqDAGkuFN14
Punk Globe would like to thank Pink Cigar and Dutch Michaels for the fab interview... Please remember check Pink Cigar out now... They will not disappoint you !!!!