Formed in November 2009, local band Once A Upon A Time There Was A Sausage Named Bob consists of vocalist Esty Richards, guitarist Jared Lee, bassist Chen, lead guitarist Anthony Lee and drummer JC Lam. Known for their energy and enthusiasm on stage, the band brings great fun and always delivers a killer performance.
Having played at venues such as KL Live Centre, HardRock Cafe Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Pyramid, Berjaya Times Square, Euphoria at Ministry Of Sound, Luna Bar, Laundry Bar and events such as Absolut Rock Edition’s Launch, Syok Shock Night, GO-11, Rockabola and many many more, this fast rising band has gained a lot of experience a long the way and has won the hearts of many.
Once A Upon A Time There Was A Sausage Named Bob recently played at Arthur’s Day 2013 where they opened for Five For Fighting, The All American Rejects and The Wanted at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, takes some time out of their busy schedule to share their story with Hype.My
First thing’s first, how did the band name Once Upon A Time There Was A Sausage Name Bob come about?
Funny story. For our very first Battle of the Bands we needed a name and the bunch of us sitting around at a ‘mamak’ thought it was funny to have a long band name as a joke. Well, it stuck around. No one knows who Bob is. Not sure about the sausage though. Haha!
What can Once Upon A Time There Was A Sausage Name Bob tell us about yourselves as a band?
Hmmm. Our sense of humour flows on the same wavelength that we believe keeps us tight. Also before every show, we have our own little routine prayer circle and we were all from IACT college.
What do you guys think of the current music industry in Malaysia?
We believe that it is gradually rising especially with the help of Social Media outlets, we are very happy to see so many new upcoming talents. Technology is amazing really.
Who usually writes the songs in the band?
Vocalist, Esty has a neck with wordplay. 😉
What are your songs based on?
Life — personal experiences. We believe that life is a giant ball of inspiration and we write our lyrics in a way that it helps us convey a message to our fans and/or listeners.
How has Once Upon A Time There Was A Sausage Named Bob improved together as a band?
The band started out as a pop punk rock band and from there we have moved on to heavier stuff. Our music grows and evolves as we we mature individually and as a band.
Given the opportunity, which local artist would the band like to collaborate with?
We love our peers in the industry and honestly speaking if we could collaborate with all of them, we would. Currently, Kyoto Protocol kicks some serious butt and we just love their music!
What is the best thing about performing?
The feeling we get. It’s a sense of freedom and the messages we can convey through our lyrics, our songs — it’s just simply amazing. Plus, the stage is unpredictable so rocking out on stage with sweaty hair and hearing fans sing along or cheer along, it’s pretty euphoric.
You guys performed for Arthur’s Day 2013, tell us what it was like!
It was nerve wrecking in the beginning. We are so honoured to have had the privilege of sharing the stage with Five For Fighting, The All American Rejects and The Wanted. The moment we got up stage, held our instruments and when the lights hit us, the nerves turned into adrenaline. It was crazy, the crowd was incredible and so supportive! We had the time of our lives performing for Arthur’s Day 2013 and we also got to hung out with the bands — oh what an amazing experience it was!
What’s next for you guys?
We have something in stores for fans…our single will be out very soon so stay tuned for that!
Where can our readers listen to you/watch you perform?
And with that with conclude the interview, thanks guys!
Thank you so much Hype.My and cheers to all you sausages!
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