June 14th, 2012 | By
Any child of the ‘90s will be well aware of East 17, the Walthamstow boys who took the pop world by storm with behemoth hits like ‘House of Love’, ‘Deep’, ‘It’s Alright’, ‘Stay Another Day’, ‘Steam’, a cover of ‘West End Girls’ and so on. You will remember their hockney accents, their ill-fitting beanies, arguably awesome dance moves and, of course, their little mascot/official fifth member Levi. Sadly, Brian Harvey isn’t part of the group any longer and won’t appear on their current Australian tour but John Hendy does take 3 mins and 52 secs to answer some curly questions….
Who?John. What do you do? Sing. City you call home? London/Essex?. The best thing about being you right now? Being in Australia. Tea or coffee? Coffee. Life changing record? East 17: Steam. Dream collaboration? Lady GaGa. What inspires you? Tony Mortimer. If not playing a gig where can we find you? Facebook. I’m buying drinks, what’s your poison? Naughty water (vodka). Best record right now? Flo Rida: ‘Good Feeling’. One song to guarantee a private car sing-along? Queen: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Childhood crush? Sam Fox. Skrillex? Wicked mate. Roulette, cards, pokies – red or black? Red. Which band would you die to play for, if not your own? Boyz II Men. Favourite, quirky possession? Kangaroo balls. Scrunch or fold? Scrunch. Guilty pleasure? Vodka. There’s a mini, five-band festival at yours, who’s playing? Bruno Mars, LMFAO, Usher, Tinie Tempah, Flo Rida. Tell us one odd thing we don’t know? Levi is dead. Two minute noodles, Mac & Cheese or baked beans on toast? 2 min noods. Worst. Movie. Ever? Clockwork Orange. You and the other half are breaking up, which one record do you fight for? Jimmie Sommerville. It’s Christmas Eve – Die Hard or Home Alone? Home Alone. What’s on your rider? Vodka, Red Bull , beer, fruit. Most diva-like demand? Need face cream. Most embarrassing stage moment? Forgot routine. The world’s ending and Denzel Washington is no where in sight – what do you do? Call Bruce Willis. Favourite cafe anywhere? Ashes Cafe. Favourite shower croon? ‘Red Red Wine’. When I grow up, I want to be….? a popstar. Song most likely to get you onto the dance floor? anything by LMFAO. Favourite composition of your own? ‘Stay Another Day’. One apprehension about your album? Working with Tony and Terry. What are you doing after answering these questions? Getting on a plane. When your baby, when your baby smiles at you, you go to….. Brisbane.