Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller: interveiw

photo Kris Claerhout
Guthrie: Both Europe and the US are such rich and varied territories that I'd hesitate to make any generalized comparison.
In terms of what makes an audience differ from one gig to the next, I think there are probably more significant factors than whether you’re playing East or West of the Atlantic. To my mind, for instance, a New York City crowd will tend to resemble a London crowd, in many ways. Both of those are cities where people have “seen it all before,” or, at the very least, think that they have, which, at least for the purposes of this discussion, is essentially the same thing!
So, I think sometimes the most important variable can be the size of the city, the regularity with which international acts come to visit, and so on. That’s not to say that those audiences are typically “better” or “worse” in any way, but stuff like that does contribute something very noticeable to the overall feel of the gig, whatever continent you’re in.
Also, silly though this may sound, I firmly believe that climate plays a part, too. Audiences from the hotter parts of the world definitely seem to respond to live music in a more animated manner.
Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann - oh my god they're back!

It's a big day in Aristocrats World, and we wanted you to be the first to know why - finally, our new album "Culture Clash" is pre order here: Orders ship and/or become available for download on July 16, just three quick weeks from now. 

"Culture Clash"is a 9-song (3 written by each band member) album available in Regular Edition CD and Deluxe Edition CD + the Bonus DVD "Accept The Mystery: The Making Of The Aristocrats' 'Culture Clash'", featuring studio footage and exclusive interviews with each Aristocrat. 

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