CLIVE KENTISH from REDJETSON
1. Who are you?
Clive Kentish, Lead Singer of Redjetson.
2. No, really, who are you?
I don’t know yet! I am still trying to find out. Unfortunately the
constraints of fronting a band and trying to hold down a 9 – 5 at the same
time make it rather difficult to explore all possibilities and devote
enough time to the cause. I would like to spend more time writing,
commenting on the experiences and ideas of our century and to keep using my
lyrics as a forum for this.
3. What are you up to at the moment?
Currently putting plans together for Redjetson’s future with our friends at
4. What three rules would make up your manifesto?
Try to understand where you have come from and where you are going to.
Enjoy the pickle!
5. If you were the dictator of a modern industrial country, what would
you abolish? What laws would you implement?
Pollution, greed, The Daily Mail, Stag and Hen parties in other countries
and anything which constitutes dumbing down. I would implement any measures
to try to prohibit the flock of sheep, base culture mentality that seems to
be seeping into our culture at a frenetic rate at the moment.
6. What are your lyrics about?
The future, injustice, human nature, foreign places and experiences,
7. What is your opinion on the contemporary music scene? What do you
It seems to be more healthier than it has been for some time, there are a
number of exciting bands coming to the fore at the moment, though there is
not one act which has truly caught the pulse. It’s likely that the
alternative may become the mainstream again, at least for a short period of
time, as I believe (hope) that people are becoming bored of chewing on the
bland and mundane that we have grown used to recently. Though as always it
still seems that the
majority would rather tune in and cop out than make conscious choices about
what they should be listening to.
Am currently listening to Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies, Bloc Party,
Now It’s Overhead, Interpol, Tom Waits.
I will definately not be listening to Jet, 100 Reasons, Lost Prophets, Ash.
8. What distinguishes you from your peers?
I haven’t given up the hope of leaving the 9-5 to pursue my desired
interests, I am not here for the ‘career, work life balance’ not unless it
is something I can believe in, I want to keep writing and travelling in
and not end up engulfed by the monotony of daily life.
9. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I would like to be in a routine of touring, writing and fulfilling roles
that I am entirely comfortable with, I feel like I am only 25% there at the
moment. I would like to spend time in a latin blooded country, to be
immersed in something entirely different to that of which I am used to.
10. Any regrets?
Only that I can not be in more than one place at once, any plans I have
ever made never seem to remain on the course that I have tried to set them
can be both a good a and a bad thing!