Dates clash for rockers
HOST Club are through to the Smokefree Rockquest regionals but their dates for the school ball aren’t pleased.
The Western Springs College rockers will have to blitz through their set on June 12 and rush to make it to their ball, which falls on the same night.
Front man Finn Dalbeth is looking forward to the slightly chaotic night.
‘‘It will just make the whole thing fun having to play and then rush across town,’’ he says.
‘‘Rockquest starts at 7pm and the ball starts at the same time so we’re going to do our set in all our suits. It will be a fun little gimmick’’
Fortunately Western Springs’ music head of department Margaret Robertson has volunteered to chauffeur the boys so they can make a quick getaway.
The heats have given the band a taste of what to expect.
‘‘It went so quick,’’ Seb Rice-Walsh says. ‘‘It was one song and all the nerves just made time go so fast.’’
Host Club have been together for about a year, playing regular gigs at allages concerts and are recording their first EP.
‘‘Our [songs] are not all perfect but we’re getting there,’’ bassist Jeremy MacDonnell says.
‘‘Playing in front
a bunch of people who are going crazy to your music is pretty cool.’’
Entering Rockquest was a first but something they feel is great for the local scene.
‘‘It’s great for the school and to get a bit of exposure as well,’’ guitarist Frankie Busfield says.
Western Springs College rockers Host Club. From left: guitarist Frankie Busfield, bassist Jeremy MacDonnell, guitar/vocalist Finn Dalbeth and drummer Seb Rice-Walsh.