@ Klubi, Tampere
T.A.P is a finnish band from Tampere. We had the chance to meet Aapo and Ano in a small backstage room and had a really nice conversation.
How are you guys?
Who are T.A.P? Plase introduce yourself.
Aapo: Okay. Juha our singer, Lauri our bassplayer,Sebi our other guitarplayer,Ano our Drummer and me guitarplayer.
T.A.P- Tales About People is an interesting and creative bandname.Who had the idea for it? And what is his meaning?
Aapo: I think the idea was mine and Anos.The meaning came because our songs tell about real people and stories.
What bands influence your music?
Ano: Many bands...
Aapo: Lauri Tähkä...
( All laughing)
No...There are a hundred of influences cause it’s typ of typical Rock ‘n’Roll so.
With wich band/artist would you like to work together?
Aapo: Well, if I can choose any band of the hole world I would choose Mötley Crüe.
I know them . It is a typical Rock’n’Roll band.
There are rumors about getting a recorddeal. Is there any truth in it?
Aapo: We can’t discuss about it right now...
Are there any plans for an album?
Aapo: We’re planing one. And we hope that it will be released next year.
“Careless” is your first single. Who decided to release this song? And what is the song about?
Aapo: I think it was me and Lauri. We make the lyrics.The song tells about a common guy from Tampere.It could be everyone.And it is this kind of song where people said it could be played in the radios.
Which song would you like to choose as your next single?
Ano: Actually we recorde it right now.
Aapo: Yeah, it’s named “Seventeen”
Which song would you like to cover?
Aapo:We discussed about Rihannas “Disturbia”.Because it is really hard and weird to cover this song for a band like us. We played it a couple of times and in many different kind of ways.
Ano: I didn’t know that.
( All laughing)
Okay let’s talk about you life on tour.Now you were on tour in Germany in April with Essentia and Renoise. What did you expect of the tour?
Ano: Lot of fun... And we had.
Aapo: Before the tour we planned to do every Rock’n’Roll clischees. And we manged it quite well!
How was the mood between and the other guys?
Aapo: Oh fine cause I play in Essentia too and the guys from Renoise has been our friends before.
With which bands would you like to go on tour?
Aapo: The guys from Uniklubi would be pretty cool. It will be a lot of fun and we just thinking about having fun.
Do you have any rituals before going on stage?
Ano: Nothing special.
Are you nervous when going on stage?
Ano: Just a little.
Aapo: It depends on the crowd. If there are 200 little girls screaming...no. But if there are five 50 years old finnish guys showing the finger then...yes.
Which is your favorite song of your own ones which you like to perform on stage?
Aapo: “Seventeen”. It’s very happy and fast. It has a very good mood. It is very easy to perform.
Have you any plans to come back on tour to Germany?
Aapo: There are a lot of plans. We have discussed it with many other people but nothing has settled so far.
So now please tell us : What is for you typical for Germans?
Ano: Kentucky Fried Chicken,Döner Keba.
The people are pretty much the same.
Aapo: Yes. There wasn’t so much difference.
Really? Okay I heard this the first time.
Do you have any promises for the New Year?
Aapo: I won’t drink any alcohol in January.
So you make every month a new promise.
Aapo: Fucking lots of alcohol in Febuary, that’s another promise. (All laughing)
Ano: I promise that I will not promise anything.
If you have the chance to act in a movie which one would you choose?And which role would you prefer?
Aapo: Some kind of Jack Sparrow stuff. Pirates 4.Someday there will be a movie about T.A.P and I will play me. Or I will be the director and Johnny Depp will play me.
If you have the chance to meet yourself as an old man or as a young boy which of them would you choose? What would you ask him?
Aapo: If I met myself as a old man I would ask: Have you lived a happy life?
If you have the chance to change one day with a celebrity for one day which one would you like to be?
Aapo: Neil Amstrong- I would like to go to moon. Or Arnold Schwarzenegger –I would like to go to mars.
Ano: Maybe Tommy Lee and play a gig with Mötley Crüe.
What would you do if you could be invisible for one day?
Aapo (smilling): Maybe you could imagine it.
Yeah, I think we could imagine it.
Okay...What would you like to say to your fans?
Aapo: Keep supporting us.Listen to our songs.Wait for our new single.And please come to our gigs.
Ano: Please be patient with our website. Turning into English takes a little bit longer.
Thank you guys for the interview.