Caroline Corrs Quotes
A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar, so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning. So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well.
And I've played piano since I was little, so I was originally the piano player in the band.
But I do have an idea in my head before I go in about what I'm going to do.
I do like to look at female drummers, because I am one.
I enjoy drinking! What are you talking about, I'm from Ireland!
I had a boyfriend who played drums, and he had a band room next door to where we were making our music at the time.
I listened to a lot of bands that were happening at the time, but no one in particular.
I love Cindy Blackman, I think she's an amazing player. And she's got the whole image going. It's simple, nothing crazy, but she's just really solid.
I mean, y'know, platinum is different in every country, which can be confusing.
I play to a click practically all of the time - on stage as well - except for the Irish songs.
I really didn't even have time to get that many lessons, to be honest, because I was suddenly on the road. I was kind of thrown in the deep end. But that wasn't a bad thing when I look back at it.
I remember my first show was a live TV show in Ireland, and I was just petrified. It was horrific.
I used to play the piano in the band, and so there's some horrendous scenes of me playing the keyboards.
I was just kind of doing my thing with the band and whatever fitted into our music.
I would like not only to have a successful band, but I want to have children, a home, and a husband. Two or three. Children, not husbands!!!
I'm moving around more on stage, and I play this big Irish drum called a lambeg drum, which you might have seen in River Dance. I do vocals as well, and it's been nice to move around the stage a bit more and do more things.
I'm not the hottest tuner on the planet, so I normally get someone to come out and do it for me.
I've always stayed pretty fit. I felt I needed to give myself energy by exercising and things like that.
I've been exposed as a secret jumper sniffer. It's like a comforter. I do it when I'm watching TV, but Andrea sucks her thumb - and in public!
I've never had trolley rage, although I have got very irritated if there's been a load of people crowding round the vegetables blocking my way to the mangetout. I don't push and shove though cos I hate it when people do that. I just wait politely.
If you want to change a section, or move a section, Pro Tools is great for that.
In fact I played the V-Drums a long time ago, and we were going to use them, but I decided against it. I prefer to use the live drums.
In Ireland, it's been like U2 and The Cranberries, which is rock, but you know they're Irish.
It was funny cos we all seemed to take on different instruments, the only instrument we all play is the piano actually which our father taught us as kids.
It's been crazy trying to tour with a baby. But it's actually working out okay.
Jim never hit us but we girls used to fight. Plenty of hair was pulled!
Male or female - if you want to play drums, go for it!
No, our producer Olle Romo is a drummer himself. He played with the Eurythmics years ago. He also worked with Mutt Lange.
Oh yeah, we all write. That's what's great about when you have basics in piano.
Olle gets this great sound with a mix of live drums and loops. That's kind of what we've done from the very beginning, and it's always worked for us.
Our parents were musicians.
Our parents were very strict. Not in a brutal or awful way, but there were definite rules, such as after six on a school night you didn't go out, and at weekends you had to be home by a certain time. It wasn't particularly sheltered, but we were well brought-up.
Sharon was the eldest so she had the most sophisticated clothes. Poor Andrea and I had to make to with her hand-me-downs!
Sharon went on to play classical but we actually went into totally different instruments which was lucky for the band because otherwise we'd all be playing the same thing!!
Speak for yourself! I'm an angel.
That tour we did in early '97, we did like 4 continents in 3 weeks. We were so jet lagged that it all canceled out. I am like an entire day behind.
There was no one in particular I really tried to copy.
There's actually 14 in our family, but we disowned the others.
This is kind of different for me, because percussion is not as demanding and I'm kind of supplementing the whole thing.
Waking up with a bad head in the morning is difficult sometimes.
We do it because we love to play music and that's what we're all about.
We go in and I do my thing, and then we supplement it with whatever we want.
We need more girls playing - definately! I think women are put off by it, seeing as so many men are playing.
We play our Irish songs a bit more loosely.
We pretty much needed a drummer, and I, well... I had nothing better to do!
We see ourselves in terms of what we do. The traditional elements mixed with technology and pop. I just hope we don't veer off into crazyland or anything like that!
We spent a long time on this album, so it was very creative in the sense that we had the time and the luxury to do whatever we wanted to do.
We're lucky to have the family connection. We're close and close musically as well.
We're not like, say, The Spice Girls. I'm not slagging them off as I think that they've got some great songs but they're more of an image band.
We've worked very hard as a band and would like to think we've got this far on the strength of our music.
Well I had a musical background, but I still didn't know a lot about drums at the time.
When I was drumming with Mick Fleetwood I thought I looked half mad. I thought I looked half crazy.
When you're the drummer in the band, you're doing so much more and you're constantly on. It's not like you can take a break.
Yeah, I kind of know what I'm going to do. Then I sit down with Olle and we go through the tracks, and we talk about different parts. He'll have ideas about what I should do at certain parts. He gives me good guidance.
Yeah, we sit there eating breakfast, just glaring at each other, kind of daring anyone to speak... it's very good thinking time.
Yes, my mother was a singer, and my father played piano and keyboards. They were in a band together, though they also had regular jobs because they had kids and stuff like that.
Yes, we record practically everything on Pro Tools.
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