What is your name and role within Fake Shark?
Kevvy and I’m the singer in Fake Shark.
Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
I share time between Vancouver and LA. In Vancouver it seems like there’s something interesting happening right now, with a unique blend of genre bending but accessible music. My new favourite band is I M U R.
What have you been working on recently?
I’ve been doing original music for a remake of a classic horror film called Rabid. It’s directed by my best friends The Soska Sisters.
What or who influences your sound and songwriting?
So many. This album I was into Roy Ayers, Beck, Joywave, St Vincent and Kflay.
You have been putitng out dope music video’s, how do you usually come up with a music video concept and how do you then transform that idea into reality?
I watch videos all the time. I just try to visualize what would match the colours of the song properly.
Do you use the same crew to make each video?
There are mainstays, like our lighting and color tech, Dave Tomiak.
How did Fake Shark form?
Lou and I were high school friends, and we had a punk band called Fake Shark Real Zombie. We reformed a new one with Tony who we met because he was covering fsrz songs on YouTube, so he was playing drums at first. I produced a rapper’s album named Anami vice, and when Tony moved to bass, it was obvious to have Anami’s drummer Alex come to the fold. He’s a great drummer with no ego and a lot of passion so I hire him for my production sessions all the time. Jake joined to play keys when we decided we wanted more fidelity live.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Anderson Paak, Pomo, Mobb Deep.
What do you like to do outside of music?
Tattoo culture, stand up comedy, and basketball.
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2018 going into 2019?
Way more songs!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
I go to stand up comedy shows all the time. Virtuous pie in Vancouver is the best!