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Interviews Leon - June 2002 -

Interview conducted through, now

Personal Details

Full Name: Leon Caffrey
DOB: 30/08/1973

General Information

Who's at home?
Joanne my wife and daughters Eireann and Libby

Do you have any pets? (Judy looked so cute in the Neighbourhood video!)

Which musical instruments do you play and how/why did you decide to learn them?
Drums Because they're the loudest

What are your favourite types of music? What's in your stereo at the moment?
Badly Drawn Boy

What was the most memorable gig you've attended (what band, where, why)?
Kinks, My first gig. Liverpool Royal Court.

If you could order all your fans to buy one album, which one would it be?
Burning for Buddy, A Tribute to Buddy Rich

Do you have a day job? If not, what was your last job before you became a member of Space?
Carpenter Joiner before Space

When was the last time you spoke to your mum?!

Do you spend much time on the internet? If so what are your most visited sites?
Not Really

Describe your ideal day out/holiday - where would you go and who would you take?
Jamaca, Obvious isn't it?

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years time?

Are you proud to be from Liverpool?

Are you a romantic person? What's the most romantic thing you've ever done?

Do you get recognised a lot?

What's the best present that a fan has given to you?
All/And their time

How much personal meaning is there in Space songs?
A Lot

What's your favourite Space song?
Suburban Rock 'N' Roll

Do you try to push yourself as a musician and learn new things all the time?

What's your advice for anybody who wants to be in a band?
Stick at it

Would you like to play on Jools Holland's show?

Are we too nosy?!! No seriously - does it ever bother you, doing interviews and all that?

Record Companies

After your experiences with Gut has it made you more cautious with regard to signing with a new one?

How much of an influence would you allow a new record company to have on your music in the future?

In January it was suggested that there were a couple of possible deals in the pipelines, have you got any further with these, if so are you allowed to give any more details yet?
Yes all done

Jamies Departure

It's been about 3 months now, how do you feel about it now in comparison to at the time of the Unity gig?
Things have moved on

Do you feel you have changed much as a group since he left?
Yes no smell

Has it had any effect on any songs written since then?

Have you kept in contact with him at all? Or heard any news about his new band?

Future Releases and gigs

Have you got together enough material for the new album yet? And if so have you recorded any of it?
Yes Recording now

Have any of the songs played at the Unity gig been considered for possible single releases? If so which would you like to see released?
Don't know

What have been your main influences when putting together the new material?

How do you think that the legions of Nu-metal fans will react to the new Space album?
Don't know

What about fans of pop music? Will Space be in the charts again and do you even want to be?
Hope so

What's your favourite song from the new material?
Suburban Rock 'N' Roll

Are there any plans for a tour/promotional work within the next year? Will this come about the same time as an album release? If so any idea when it might happen?
Yes, No idea

Are there any plans to return to America or Japan? Perhaps with a new album or tour?

Where do you get the ideas for the artwork on new releases? Would you consider using fans work in the future if it impressed you enough?

And Finally...

A question we just had to ask - have you personally been to our SpaceFans website? If so any comments or suggestions for future improvement?

As we have seen there are still a lot of dedicated Space fans out there. In just one sentence is there anything you would like to say to them all?v
Thanks A Lot