Ministers of Rock
These guys do it for the music, with a ton of energy and a total lack of ego
Published: October 10, 2012
Coho says that the Prime Ministers' best show so far was opening for comedy band the Dan Band [comedian Dan Finnerty] at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, "a joke band but not as cool as Weird Al. It was nice to play a big venue though, and for there to actually be lots of people there."
"We've been doing this for so long that we're almost conditioned for a not-big crowd or big response," Wicks says. "It's almost like, when a show is really good, it's extra fun."
Even when there is a smaller crowd, the Prime Ministers play as if the guys are headlining at an arena. They will undoubtedly be bringing it when they perform at Ann Delisi's Listening Party on Tuesday, Oct. 16, promoting the new "Magazine"/"VLP" single, even if the occasion is mildly alien. "It'll be interesting," Wicks says. "It seems like a dinner-type audience, so I don't know if we'll be too loud. I'm grateful that she's been playing our music on the radio. Little things like that keep us going. There will always be a little event like Ann Delisi paying attention, or the DIY festival, or Metro Times writing something good that keeps us going."
Glad to help. To finish though, we had to ask where that very British-sounding name came from. "We want to rule England," Irimescu says.
"It is confusing when people do a search online and find a lot of political sites," Wicks adds. "There's a Prime Ministers band in Ecuador too. Their songs are in clunky English but all their fans comment in Spanish. I don't know what the governmental system is in Ecuador, but maybe the name's more relevant there."
Brett Callwood writes City Slang for Metro Times. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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