Now over ten years since they formed, Cursed Sun have become one of the longest existing metal bands on the Northern Irish music scene. With five releases to their name, they keep going gig after gig around the circuit.
The quintet are based in Belfast and released their latest EP The Amygdala last year. This time we have their frontman in the spotlight. Get to Know Andrew Jones.
Where You’re From: I am originally from Portadown. I now live in Belfast.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less: Artist, writer, actor, comedian, performer.
Biggest musical influence: I have many different influences so it would be really tough to name just one. To name a few; I would say, Bowie, Prince and Chad from Mudvayne.
Piece of advice you’ll never forget: “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams
Favourite gig you’ve attended as a fan: I have been to a lot of amazing gigs in my lifetime but at the top of the list would have to be Prince on his 21 night tour in the O2 Arena in London.
Favourite venue: I would have to say The Limelight 2 is my favourite venue to play. We [Cursed Sun] haven’t played the Limelight 1 in quite a while. It’s time to play that stage again. I like to play larger stages. More room to put on a performance.
Musician you’d like to collaborate with: I would love to collaborate with the likes of Corey Taylor or Randy Blythe. Excellent writers and they’re at the top of their game in the Metal world.
Song you wish you wrote: Gotta say Sign Of The Times by Prince. Lyrically one of the best songs I have ever heard.
Most memorable gig experience? I know Cursed Sun have played better gigs, but for me….opening up for one of my favourite bands; HED P.E has to got to be my most memorable gig experience.
Playing to 100 friends or 1000 strangers? I love to play in front of friends but gotta go with the 1000 strangers. Because if we win over at least 1 of those people and make a fan out of them, then we have done our job.
Cursed Sun will play at the Voodoo Belfast on Sunday 3rd June alongside Oracle and Rupturation. Details here. Photo credit: Marc Leach.