Band of the Day: Peculiar Three

Are they peculiar? Are there three of them? Well, we wanted to know so we asked…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Hi and thank you for having us! We’re a power trio from Livadia city, Greece!

How did you meet?

We actually met via music in studio – at the time we were forming a rock cover band and came to meet each other!

How long have you been playing as a band?

Although we play together since 2011, it wasn’t until the end of 2013 that we formed “peculiar three”.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

Haha, we never get sick of things like that! Well, “peculiar” as a word has a strange ring to it, also meaning “strange/special”, just like the ideas we like to put on our music and lyrics. Last, but not least, since we love pop culture and books, “peculiar” is one of Sherlock Holmes’ favourite words to use! And since we’re a trio… “peculiar three”!

What are your influences?

As three different personalities you can understand that we have a lot of different influences. There’s a lot of good old prog rock for sure, but all the classics of metal world are there, too!

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

What we think makes us unique is the fact that we combine what makes us whole as musicians and play it from heart. We value every detail musically and lyrically, use our own equipment and sound… in the end it is what we love! If all these makes our album unique, well, it’s on you to discover and decide!

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

We consider our lyrics stories worth told. They’re inspired by anything, but usually go to strange places, folklore, myths and divinities…

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Peculiar three is a studio project so far, but as soon as this changes, we’ll let you know!

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

As a trio, or with more musicians, we ‘ve played plenty of shows together in several bands and we had a fair deal of “wild” ourselves! So, how’s a wedding proposal during a live show sounds to you?

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

On “Leap of Faith” the bass is a Fender Jazz Marcus Miller signature, customised with DiMarzio Ultra Jazz pickups and John East preamp, playing (mainly) through Tech 21 SansAmp RBI and a Marshall MB4410. The guitar is a Washburn Nuno, moded with EMG pickups (for the clean parts) and Seymour Duncan Alnico II pro Slash pickups (for the distorted parts), playing (mainly) through Laney Ironheart 60H and Mesa Boogie TriAxis. The drumkit is a composite set with Tama/Pearl toms/kick and a Black Panther snare, all drums were birch, all cymbals by Paiste (2002 & Rude) and Remo drumheads.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

We just released our album “Leap of Faith” on Bandcamp and waiting for our first video clip to be completed!

What are your plans for 2020?

More music to make, more lyrics to write, more stories to tell!

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

There’s a lot of bands that we’d like to share the stage with! It would be a real pleasure to open for an upcoming great prog band like Soen and we’d love to share the experience with one of our city’s many bands, which are great fellow musicians!

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