Nine Questions with Fel Torres

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Name: Fel Torres

Birthplace: Azores, Portugal

Currently residing: Missoula, Montana

Musical past and present in one rambling run-on sentence: I come from a long line of guitar players all the way down to my dad so naturally I started playing drums at 11yrs old, first band at 13 (metal), played in highschool band and some jazz lessons in college time frame, moved to Missoula in 96 and played in Spy Kiss, Fuse, Superfire, Ouija, Thetan Revival, Maria, The New Hijackers & The Cold Hard Cash Show as well as some fill ins throughout the past recent years.

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1. Who are some of your favourite composers, musicians and bands from the past and present?

Freddy Mercury

Shannon Hoon

Brian Setzer

Led Zeppelin

John Bonham

Bob Dylan

Rolling Stones

Stevie Wonder

Robert Johnson

Iron Maiden

Dennis Chambers

Johnny Cash

Phil Collins

Qotsa

Waylon Jennings

MMW

Willie Nelson

Ween

So many many many more…

2. Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?

“White collared conservative flashing down the street, Pointing their plastic finger at me. They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die, But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high, high. Wave on, wave on. Fall mountains, just don’t fall on me. Go ahead on Mr. Business man, you can’t dress like me. Sing on Brother, play on drummer.” -Jimi Hendrix “If 6 was 9”

3. How would you describe your perfect day?

A G Rated day or X?

4. What would your friends say they appreciate the most about you?

Hmm… I’m always willing to help? I don’t know, you’d have to ask them šŸ™‚

5. What is your most valued material possession?

My drums, guitars and guns……..Gawd that sounds so white trash.

6. Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?

Being in a Tribute band that fits in so many situations we get hired for a lot of private parties and festivals and such which has put us in the presence of a lot of high profile people and musicians and have been blessed to have played with a number of them as well so I kind of got over the star struckness of it all but I think Page, Plant or any of the Stones or Elton would be a pretty nervous time.

7. If you could blink your eyes and be in a favourite place right now, where would that place be?

Portugal.

8. Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?

Touring. More touring and another rock project.

9. Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?

On stage in front of 80,000 people.

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