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GETTING TO KNOW YOU- WITH TYLER (THEORY OF A DEADMAN)

Posted on October 9, 2009

This week we are getting to know THEORY OF A DEADMAN’S Tyler Connolloy. We caught up with him when they were here in the UK and here is what he had to say…

What were you about to do when I interrupted you to do this?
I was going to charge my computer coz there’s no power on our bus

Date of birth?
August 26th 1975, I’m a Virgo and a virgin.

What high school did you go to?
North Delta Senior Secondary

And when you were at high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Eh, a homeless person or a gym teacher for girls.

What’s the first instrument you ever learned to play
The drums

What was the first band you were ever in and what did they sound like, tell us a bit about them?
I was in a rap band, it was just me and this other guy, and we used to rap. This was when I was thirteen. I was the DJ and I wrote most of the beats, recorded them all, did the scratching- the record scratching- and there was a few songs where I rapped in. It was pretty awesome. We were called ‘Black and White’ and I was ‘Tricky T’!

What is your favourite food?
Favourite food? Eh, I love Italian; I love pasta, gnocchi awesome, ever have that? It’s so good, it’s potato and pasta.

Beverage of choice?
Gin and tonic, slice of lime- Hendrick’s gin is pretty sweet or Bombay Sapphire.

Two I’ve never tried
Really, Hendrick’s gin is actually like 44% rock n roll

Biggest pet peeve on the road
You know I don’t have a lot, I’m trying to think of what they are… People who leave their shoes lying around all the time and the hallway at the end of bunks, there’s like a doormat where we put all the shoes, and you wake up in the middle of the night you trip over the shoes, and that’s about it.

Track of the moment? Favourite song that keeps going around in your head At the moment?
I don’t know if I have one. Taylor Swift?? Kidding. Maybe.

Album of the moment?
I just downloaded Purple from STP, Stone Temple Pilots. I had the record when I was younger but needed it again.

Movie of the moment that you saw recently or re-watched
I watched 1408 last night on the bus, meh. Stephen King, come on, good call. Eh, 1408 and…I went and saw some Hollywood movie not too long ago… that’s it.

What would you say is your most prominent career moment thus far?
Prominent? Probably quitting the band tonight. I don’t know, I think just, coming over to Europe has been great. You start a band in your basement and your life is taken to the next level and you play live. You’re really just thinking about expanding and having more than your mom and your sister come to your shows, so being able to come to Europe and maybe Japan, Australia- that’s pretty cool. We’re pretty excited, proud to come over here.

Random fact about you?
I have five tattoos, and I…shave my groin area.

Theory’s latest album is Scars & Souvenirs. You can pick it up online HERE

Check out the last Getting To Know You with Phil from Kids In Glass Houses HERE.

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