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Six Crucial Questions For Chick Quest Guitarist Ryan White – A Music Interview

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Chick Quest is a fun post-punk, indie-rock band from Vienna, Austria.

Taking chords from Spaghetti Westerns, they’ve crafted a bunch of fast n’ catchy songs that make you want to pull out your six-shooter and shoot down the chandeliers.

Their debut album Vs. Galore was a dead-on success, receiving acclaim from the likes of The Big-Takeover and Fourculture.

Below we talk with Ryan White, the group’s guitarist and singer, and ask him six questions, point blank.

As expected, he’s quick on the draw.

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SIX CRUCIAL QUESTIONS FOR… CHICK QUEST’S RYAN WHITE

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N A M E : Ryan White (top left corner)

AGE (if you want to give it up): 34

BAND: Chick Quest

POSITION: Guitar/Singer

HOMETOWN: Vienna, Austria (although I’m an expat from Athens, Ga)

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

Dancing on the couch (around 3-years-old) to Van Halen’s “Jump” on MTV. I remember it especially because I was up later than I should have been since my older brother was babysitting me and my sister that night.

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

Anytime I’ve ever accidentally stepped on my own cable on stage, pulling it out of the guitar and killing the sound. Always gotta remember to loop it through the guitar strap…

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

I like the many different types of people you meet along the way. You meet some really generous people and some real strange characters; it’s never a dull moment in that regard. I dislike the amount of planning involved, emails, and catering to other people’s uncompromising schedules. And rain. Everything that would normally be great sucks when it starts to rain.

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

Either Wuxtry or Low Yo­Yo Stuff (both in Athens, GA).

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all­ time? Why?

Yikes, what a loaded question. Let’s say “One Night in Bangkok” by Murray Head, because chess is cool.

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

Probably no one, simply out of fear of the voice on the other end yelling, “The Aristocrats!”

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Chick Quest’s second album drops next year. Until then…

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Images Courtesy of Chick Quest