Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Mar 15th 2010 10:34PM by Tina Smithers
How did you guys form the band?
I formed the band five years ago as a two-piece. It has since evolved into a three-piece.
How would you describe your sound?
Rowdy rock 'n' roll! I'm very influenced by rock music that came out in the late 1950s and 1970s.
Who are your musical influences?
I love CCR, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Sam Cooke, etc.
How did you choose your band name?
Played some shitty gambling machine in the UK when my old band, Be Your Own Pet, was on tour. The game was fruit-themed, and I won a few pounds by hitting some random buttons. The 'Turbo Fruit' light lit up, and that's when I knew...
What's in your festival survival kit?
Lots of water and lots of drugs. And some crawfish on the side.
What's the craziest thing you've experienced on tour?
Probably touring through Puerto Rico with Davila 666. It was some of the most fun I've ever had. That, or accidentally driving through the Canadian border and getting strip searched all just for one li'l bitty joint in the van.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Eating strange cuisine in which people make me feel guilty about. Or smokin' on some cock.
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
'The Big Lebowski,' without question. Best movie of all time.
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