Since showcasing their glam rock infused talents to the nation with the 2016 release of Spreading The Rock ‘N Roll Disease, Sydney rock outfit Crosson have quickly established themselves as true entertainers of the Australian music scene.
With a theatrical look and even more theatrical live show, Crosson are one of those bands that has to be captured live to get the full, immersive experience.
Luckily for their fans and fans-to-be people around the world will soon get to experience Crosson live from their own homes with the release of Crosson: Live At The Orpheum on Blu Ray and album form from June 25.
Enigmatic frontman Jason Crosson joined HEAVY for a chat about the making of Live At The Orpheum.
“It’s actually quite an interesting thing,” he replied when asked why the decision to put out a live release. “Danny from Silverback said to us you guys need to get some live footage and I don’t fuck around so we got six camera’s and recorded a full show (laughs). I think he only meant one song but we had the opportunity to play at the Orpheum and that has a big stage like a movie screen and that gave us the opportunity to run the full multi media show so there’s lots of stuff going on there as well. It was a good opportunity and we took advantage of it. I guess also because people can’t come to see us much because of COVID so we’ll come to them.”
These days many bands live or die on the back of their live shows, making it even more imperative to get it right if releasing something live to the public, with Crosson smiling when asked how the show translates to screen.
“I think its the best it’s gonna be,” he affirmed. “There’s nothing better than being there live but this is the next best thing and I think it shows the whole of what we do with the theatrics and costume changes, the pace of it, the energy so yeah, it’s the next best thing to actually being there.”
In the full interview Jason talks about the recording process, a typical live Crosson show, his two dancing girls and their role in the show, the struggles of lockdown, new music and more.
Watch Spreading The Rock ‘N Roll Disease live below: