First off, who are you and what genre of music do you make?

Simon from DZ DEATHRAYS. I guess we just consider it rock, it’s a pretty broad genre. People get too hung up niche genres these days.

If you had to describe your music with a color, what would it be?

6 months worth of unwashed jeans blue.

What’s the biggest struggle you have when it comes to creating?

Thinking of how to create new sounds and keep from repeating ourselves without constantly adding new members. Although the more members usually means the more fun on tour.

If you could play any show in the world, what would it be?

If somehow Lennon and Harrison came back to life as zombies or something and they decided to get the Beatles back together to play a one off show I’d totally want to open for them.

What do you consider your biggest musical success?

Being able to quit my day job.

What inspired you to start making music?

My friends I grew up with. They taught me how to play guitar and then they started writing their own tunes and playing them at parties and showed me how much fun that could be.

If you could hear any person living or dead sing to you, who would it be?

Elvis. The Fat one.

Who, aside from any band or musician, is your biggest influence?

The Wet Bandits from Home Alone. Because they refused to give up regardless of how dire and unlikely the situation turned out. They knew that persistence is key to success, even if the movie didn’t show that.  

What’s your favorite book?

White Line Fever – Lemmy’s autobiography.

What do you like to do other than music?

Pizza, movies, and boozin.

Who is your favorite musical artist?

I don’t really have one, it’s too hard to decide, every artist has their own appeal it just depends what mood I’m in to which one I listen to I suppose.

What’s one piece of advice you have for young musicians?

Write as much music as you can. The first stuff you’re going to write will suck so the best thing you can do is practice.

Lastly, what’s your lucky number?


You can follow DZ DEATHRAYS on Instagram at @dzdeathrays, and be sure to check them out on iTunes and Spotify!

Follow my lofi project Scattered Showers on Spotify.


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