In this episode Gary Yay comes by for a chat. Gary has been been in several bands in the UK alternative and pop punk scene since the early 2000s. We cover his years fronting the Brighton band Poindexter and their years playing with contemporaries such as Phineas Gage and Not Katies as well as being part of the first Punktastic tour. Gary talks about the time he was offered to join the Ordinary Boys. We discuss his years playing in The Telegraphs and then Eager Teeth (which involved tours with the likes of The Get Up Kids, Poison The Well and Set Your Goals). Gary has just put out his first solo album 'When I Grow Up To Be A Man', check it out at his bandcamp.
This time we are joined by Tim Rogner of pop punk legends Allister. Tim kindly took time out from his busy Saturday to discuss his years touring the world in a band beloved by many. He takes us through the early Drive Thru Records years and how the band became full time. Allister has always been big in Japan, so Tim shares fond memories of touring over there and their recent visit. Tim gives his honest opinions of bands Allister has shared tours with. We also have time for listeners questions and what the future holds for Allister.
We have been listening to a Chicago band called PARKER, they recently opened for Allister at their 20th anniversary show. Tim was impressed by them, so give them a listen.
We are joined by Chris Messer, singer of Chicago pop punk band Showoff and owner of Dodgeball Records. Chris goes into detail about Showoff's early days and how they became the first band to record with mega producer John Feldmann. We discuss the sophomore effort recorded with Mark Trombino and the crazy reasons that that album never saw the light of day. Chris candidly tells us about the disgraceful behaviour of a certain band that were huge in the 90s. We talk about the years in other bands including The Get Go, and why he wasn't keen on joining Fall Out Boy when he had the chance.