Music Interview: Keep This Up

Here is a short and sweet interview with Peterborough pop punk band Keep This Up who discusses their debut single Punchlines.


Band Name: Keep This Up
Members: Chris Hicks (Vocals & Guitar), Mike Houldin (Backing Vocals & Lead Guitar), Dan Shamma (Drums) & Dan Turner (Bass)
Genre: Pop Punk
Founded: January 2019
Originated From: Peterborough, UK
Discography: Punchlines (Single)
How would you describe your music?

Early 2000’s style pop punk

What is your musical creative process like?

Over the last year with not meeting, it came down to a lot of voice notes and then compiling ideas from there.

How did the band form?

We met each other through mutual friends over the last two years.

How did you come up with your band name?

It was taken from a song by The Story so Far – A band we are influenced by.

Who influenced you within the music industry?

A wide range of bands from Green Day, Neck Deep, Sum 41 and more.

Have you performed live much and what was your favourite gig to play at?

Not yet but we hope to later this year.

What is the best thing about being in a band?

Playing music you have created and enjoy with your friends.

What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far as a musician(s)?

Trying to push the band out there to people and getting people to see/respond to your music.

What plans have you got coming up this year?

We have an EP in the works which will be coming soon!

What is your ultimate dream as a band?

To play some amazing shows with great bands and have fun doing it!

Find out more about the band Keep This Up by visiting their website and following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify and YouTube.


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