Der Gründer und Ideengeber vom Projekt PHENOMENA, Tom Galley, hat sich diesmal Zeit genommen einige Fragen zu beantworten:
1. What are you currently up to?
I am presently working on a new stage project, reminiscent of Phenomena 1 and Psychofantasy, that should be ready by 2011/12 and hopefully this project will tour live.
2. Could you take us through your new PHENOMENA album 'Blind Faith” and some of the ideas/stories behind the songs please...
Unlike Phenomena 1 that had interlinked songs and storyline Blind faith is has a more individual song storylines ranging from child abuse to personal beliefs, passions and emotions. A couple of the tracks were written by Mel Galley and I felt that they should be included on the album as he was an original member of the project up until his untimely death in 2008.
3. How has the reaction been so far, from reviewers and fans to the album? Are you pleased with the reviews and reaction to it?
Initial reactions have been positive and the reviews that I have read have been excellent. Time will tell.
4. You have a lot of top name guests involved on your album including Mikael Erlandsson, Steve Overland and Tony Martin. How did you meet up with them?
The majority of the organising of the artists etc was done by Khalil Turk but the subsequent liaison and communication with the artists was done personally by internet and phone.
5. Where do you get your songwriting ideas from and who musically is an influence on you?
Ideas that are being worked on currently were inspired from other works in the past. My musical influences are very eclectic from Jerry Yester and Judy Yench to artists like Rammstein.
6. What's in the pipeline now?
We have already recorded some of the next Phenomena album whilst working on blind faith and hope to complete that early next year.
7. Who are your musical heroes and why?
There are so many but Buddy Holly was the first. Contemporarily Dave Grohl and James Hetfield.
8. What really gets on your nerves and really annoys you at the moment?
TV talent contests (that don’t actually have any talent).
9. Message to your fans...
Thanks for your continuing support and for those who have been waiting for an album following the tradition of Phenomena 1 the new project that I am working on encapsulates some of those original concepts and hopefully in the next couple of months there will be a website dedicated to this with a forum and merchandise etc will be available.
Thank you Tom, good luck with your new PHENOMENA album “Blind Faith” and all the best for the future.