The Hungry Mile are a four piece alternative rock band from Sydney. The current line-up consists of Rick Austin (Drums), Ewan Maxwell (Lead Guitar), Adam Whiteman (Bass) and Chris Williamson (Vocals, Guitar). Covering a diverse background of influences the band has created a truly original sound which manages to avoid the well-trodden path of predictability. After recent sell-out performances at the Annandale Hotel and the Square in Sydney, we spoke to the band’s singer, Chris Williamson.
How did you get your start in the music industry?
Ewan and I went to school together and after school, we went out and played in different bands for a few years. We started playing together in a band a few years back and met Eggy through that and then when that band broke up, we all decided to start playing together again and recruited Rick in who was recommended to us by Lucius Borich from Cog who filled in for a show for us one night.
Best part of what you do?
The best part of playing music is probably having a reason to hang out with my best mates a couple of times a week to play music, have a few beers and share stories. We have gotten to meet some great bands and make some new mates along the way also.
And the worst part?
To be honest, there are not too many negatives. It’s really all just great fun! If we stopped enjoying ourselves, we would simply just stop playing!
Any interesting experiences you can share?
There are always funny stories that appear after a night out with the lads when we are away on tour, but I don’t think there are any that any of us would want to share with the public! I play in a band with some pretty funny guys and subsequently some pretty funny things happen!
Favourite album of all time and why?
I’m sure all the lads wouldn’t agree with me but OK Computer by Radiohead is without a doubt the greatest album ever made. That is a fact.
Best live performance that you’ve ever seen?
Muse on their Absolution tour. The huge sound those three members produce live is amazing.
Favourite bars/clubs/pubs to hang out in?
The Annandale is obviously always a great place to go and watch some live music but the Courthouse in Newtown is a great place to hang and have a few beers.
Take us through a typical day in the life of ..
This answer is just downright boring. I spend my days working and dreaming of being elsewhere playing music for a living!
Any news or final comments?
We just launched our new single on 1st November at The Annandale Hotel – about 260 people came out. Here is our film clip link also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bgyX2VPDvE
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