Why did you simply call the album Number4 and
not have a more imaginative title ?
(8-balled) : We wanted something straight to the point. I bet ‘Number4’
speaks for itself.
What moments in your careers so far have been
momentous and why ?
(8-balled) : Personally, end of 2005 when the gang contacted me to join
TGP’s adventure. Because at first i was in the audience.
What made you decide to sign with 'Apokalypse
(8-balled) : We have been very happy with the work provided by ‘Apokalypse
Records’ on our second album ‘Black’ and after the
deception with our last record company that we decided to sign with
them again. They are faithful with us so !
What’s your area of the world like for
Rock 'n Roll' ?
(8-balled) : For the moment, I bet everyone of us would say Germany
and Czech Republic, it’s always great moments to play there, the
kids are crazy. But we didn’t played worldwide yet so am sure
there is so much more areas as great as there.
What concerts come to mind for both good and
bad reasons ?
8-balled) : I think, it is to have opened for Funeral For a Friend in
Prague in late 2007, if I am not mistaken. About the story, having sold
more merchandising than FFAF was fun and very flattering.
Who would you like to support if you had the
chance and why ?
(8-balled) : A thing we are trying to get is a tour support, more than
just an opening act. You know it’s something am sure gonna help
TGP a lot and first of all we want to live that at least once in our
musicians life. And if you want a band name, personally if I could choose
right now I’d say Anti-Flag just because I f*ck*n’ love
What are you most looking forward to about playing
Japan in October 2009 and how did it come to be ?
(8-balled) : Japan is a place we want to go since awhile and it’s
finally planned. I can’t wait to see how we’re gonna be
received and hope we get the chance to kinda see how life is there.
What venues or parts of the world would you love
to play and why ?
(8-balled) : More than a part of the world, we’d love to finaly
find a real tour support.
What would be found on your band rider ?
(8-balled) : Jack Daniels and lots of it.
What's your thoughts to the current status of
the music business and what you do to make it better ?
(8-balled) : It doesn't go good as everything business lately but we
try and have to do with it. We try to release attractive stuff and packaging
and to get our Cd’s the cheapest it could be in stores even if
it’s hard to get the control on that stuff.
How has myspace been for you and what have been
its advantages and even disadvantages ?
(8-balled) : Without myspace, I guess it would have been harder to communicate
and promote the band over the world and so play foreign.
Any UK gigs planned in the near future?
(8-balled) : Some gigs are already planned as you can see on our website
or myspace but not yet in UK. But yes we are working on it. I really
hope so because we didn’t get the chance to come a lot in UK.
Where do you see yourselves a decade from now?
(8-balled) : ...a decade is too far to think about but i hope we still
get the chance to be here and play even more than the present day.
What would we find in your hobbies and interests
sections of your CV/Resume and why ?
(8-balled) : I bet the same stuff as everyone playing in a band. Fond
of music, playing for ourselves and with our friends trying to share
What consists in the average day of Tracy Gang
(8-balled) : On tour our average day is beeing on the road in the van
and so the part of the day we all look forward is when we are on stage.
What have been the coolest road stories and
why ? care to tell ?
(8-balled) : In Romania July 2006 I believe it was, we have been lost
in a town without any signs to guide us and our GPS didn’t wanted
to find a signal. We faced a wasteland with cars registered in France
in the process of burning. We finally found our ways and arrived safe,
but on that moment it was kinda scary. We all laugh about it now.
What are you most proud of so far as a band and
as individuals ?
(8-balled) : I bet we are all proud about what TGP’s doing. As
a musician i am very proud to travel and play far from home.
What would you like to say to fans who may be
reading this Interview ?
(8-balled) : I’d like to thanks them and see you soon on the road.