As I hope you are all aware, OPENHAND have just finished ripping the UK up with the likes of My Chemical Romance. However, in addition to this the band are doing a handful (no pun intended) of headline shows. MON – 11/04 Leeds, Cockpit TUE – 12/04 London, Camden Barfly If you still haven’t heard the band CLICK HERE to go to the music section and downlload TOUGH GIRL. WARNING It is strongly advised that you listen to the album in it’s entirety. Whilst the band have been over here they have filled out questionaires so you can get to know them that little bit better. We start with Bassist Michael Anastasi. ——- ——- WHO IS OPENHAND pt 1… who is Bassist – Michael Anastasi ? Name? Michael Age Too Old Instrument? Bass/Pizza Delivery All time favourite record? I have a few but… Quicksand Slip is the first one that comes to mind. Greatest experience on tour? There’s a bunch… But, the one that sticks out at the moment would be completely covering our friends van with CD samplers. Apparently there is photographic evidence of this, RR.co.uk will bring this too you asap Most horrible experience on tour? I can’t think of anything too horrible…?? But at our last show, on the Zao tour all of the bands had some fun with us and dropped some stink bombs whilst we played…… It smelled AWFUL!! Most embarrassing moment on stage? Collapsing from complete exhaustion Do you have any sort of ritual before going on stage? We try to meet up and hang out about a half hour before we play. HAVE A DRINK….RELAX…..AND GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN! With which band would you love to tour with? Janes Addiction If I couldn’t be a musician, I would work as… A sound designer… That’s what I do when we’re not on tour. Best advice you ever heard? Treat people the way you want to be treated. With which famout person (alive or dead) would you love to spend some time with, and why? Elvis Presley!!! I’m a big fan, plus i’m sure he’s got some great stories to tell!!