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What is your name and role within the band?

CC aka Chris Constantinou – Co-Writer/Producer – Bass Guitar/Guitar

Where are you currently based?


How did you first start playing music?

I was in and out of trouble all the time as a kid and music gave me a way out.

‘CC’ (aka Chris Constantinou) started out as Adam Ant’s bassist, and has gone on to work with a host of big names, including Lou Reed and Sinead O’Connor, and RudeGRL (aka Jenna Dickens) has worked with The Basement Jaxx, Sub Focus, and more. How did the trio form?

Jenna and I met many years ago when we were both signed to Sony but reconnected when I texted Jenna at 3 am saying I had an idea for a  live punk/rock music-meets-hip-hop concept, based on a band I had seen play in Finsbury Park years ago. I then met Jenna’s partner Bunni Morretto who is an award-winning Burlesque dancer and we clicked. I remembered Hawkwind had a dancer / character Stacia on stage which really made the show, and also the fun Bez brought to The Happy Mondays live with his crazy dancing / vibe, so I asked if Bunni would join us on stage and that’s how it all started. We’ll start shows in September.

What have you guys been up to recently?

Writing new material for the next album…preparing for photoshoots…live stuff.

Your new EP ‘Killer 16’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

Music wise…Nicholas De Carlo sent us some beats, I jammed some bass and guitars and Jenna AKA RudeGRL started doing her thing and we had it written and recorded in an hour.

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?

We recorded at my studio and Nick mixed it at his studio in Ramsgate. It was mastered in America.

What did you find most challenging and rewarding about the writing/recording process?

The most rewarding thing about it was being able to work so quickly. An hour a song and ending up with something we loved and also that people are now digging.

The band includes burlesque star Bunni Morretto, will you be incorporating Bunni into the live show more regularly over time?

Yes for sure 100%!!!

Who are you listening to at the moment?

The guy next door Adrian banging a hammer really loudly probably punishing me for the loud sessions we have in the studio.

What do you like to do away from music?

Good food / Yoga / Wine / Travelling / Sex / Driving around in ELLA my 1969 fastback playing loud music through the Rockford Fosgate mega sound system / Reading / Movies

What’s planned for the rest of 2021?

A new album and live work!

Favourite food and place to hangout?

Curry / Agonda – South Goa – India

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