Interview by Jimmy Glinster & Kris Peters
Video work done by Squirty
While we at HEAVY favor the metal side of life, we also have a soft spot for rock – especially Aussie rock.
So when we were offered the opportunity to set sail on Rock The Boat 2023 and conduct onboard interviews for the first time ever we jumped at the chance.
Who wouldn’t with over 40 bands playing across 8 glorious nights on board the Royal Caribbean?
It wasn’t just a first for HEAVY, but also a first for the organisers of Rock The Boat, who had never entertained a media crew in their many years of sailing. Which meant none of us really knew exactly what we were doing, but our point of contact Tatiana soon eased all of our minds by instructing us from the outset to “have fun”.
Which we did.
Rock The Boat 2023 was headlined by Jimmy Barnes, Jon Stevens and Chocolate Starfish, but there was also a host of other bands that caught HEAVY’s eye, such as Daryl Braithwaite, Black Sorrows, James Morley, Bob Spencer and Haxan.
Plus the massive supporting cast, some of which sounded familiar and others who did not, but by the end of the cruise HEAVY had become acquainted with nearly every band and had the time of our lives!
It must be said that there were many occasions we were a few fathoms outside of our comfort zone, which made for some pretty humorous moments in the interviews.
Today we catch up with Daryl Braithwaite and find out we might not be as metal as we thought…