Profile Interview with Dave Whitehouse
1. What instrument(s) do you play?
> 2. What equipment are you using? (ie guitars, bass, amps, harmonica, drums, sax
> 3. Have you modified your set-up in any way to better suit your style of
> 4. Is there any instrument that you owned, but sold and now regret it?
> 5. How did you first get interested in your instrument?
> 6. What are your influences in the blues?
> John Mayall
> 7. Are there any particular players on the world stage who have had an effect on
> your playing?
> Jack Bruce
> 8. Can you recommend any soundtrack/video/DVD of these players?
> 9. How would you describe the type of sound you have or would like to achieve
> 10. If money was no object, what equipment would you like to use at a medium
> sized gig? (50 seater)
> > 11. What, in your view, makes a player special/unique (past or present)
> Understanding music theory
> 12. What are your favourite songs?
> 13. How long have you been playing?
> Since 1966
> 14. Are you presently in a group or working on any projects with other
> musicians? (name the other members if you like and what they play)
> 15. Do you like working in the studio, prefer to go out and play, or both?
> (please elaborate if you can)
> 16. Are there any local musicians that you would recommend to go and see play
> who you like the most?
> 17. Which local musician(s) have had an effect on your own playing?
> 18. How did you first get involved with music? (ie. listened to a record, friend
> introduced you to an album, went to a club to see someone play)
> Listening to records
> 19. Do you practice often (ie. learn new songs, go over the ones you know, or
> just fiddle around?
> Every day
> 20.Share with us your ideal gig (ie. large or small venue, do you like to get
> there very early to set up, do you expect other band members to do the same, who
> does the sound or works the board. – anything at all about your approach to
> Playing outside
> 21. Is playing for you a job to be worked hard at, shear pleasure, or a mixture
> of both?
> 22. What do you think of jam sessions? (please elaborate likes and dislikes)
> They are all right
> 23. Do you prefer to work out your music in advance, or do you like a certain
> amount of improvisation?
> Certain amount of improvisation
> > 24. Have there been any experiences that made you nervous on stage?
> 25. Is it more nerve-wracking for you to play in front of friends, other
> musicians or a regular bar crowd?
> No difference
> 26. What’s the best or worst gig you played?
> Private party at expo 67
> 27. Do you have any other anecdotes you could share with us. (pleasant or
> 28. What advice would you give to an aspiring young player? ( ie. Technique,
> style, equipment etc.- any mistakes to avoid?)
> Lots of practice
> 29. What’s your next project/gig/musical experience? (give place and dates if
> you like)
> Keep playing