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10 things you didn’t know about Fuzigish

2015-04-17 05:00

Cape Town – Ska punk band Fuzigish recently revealed a few secrets to Channel24.

The band consists of members Jay Bones (vocals/guitar), Rockwell (bass/vocals), Big Willy (trombone/vocals) and Thomas Hughes (drums). They formed the band in 1997 and have released five studio alums independently under their own record label.

Check out these 10 things you didn’t know about the band:

1. Rockwell, the bassist, originally wanted to be a pro tennis player, with his eye set on winning Wimbledon.

2. Trombone player Big Willy was a Springbok boy scout and completed the patrol leaders training numerous times.

3. For 4 years, the band’s drummer, Tom, woke up at 04.30 to feed his family horses. He doesn't do that anymore.

4. The song Fat Ska Beating was originally titled Gimp Boy.

5. Jay Bones, the singer and guitarist, briefly played in a goth band called Nocturne before forming Fuzigish.

6. Fuzigish is a word that the band made up and is pronounced Fuzzy Gish. Grammatically speaking the word Fuzigish is pronounced "Fooz Eye Gish" - which is totally wrong.

7. Other band name contenders were 'Danolbain' and 'Psycho Delite' but bad sense prevailed and Fuzigish was chosen.

8. Jay Bone's Fiat Uno was the victim of a guinea fowl kamikaze attack on the way back from a show in Bloemfontein. The windscreen was completely destroyed and the remaining 2 hour drive was completed without the windscreen.

9. Jay Bones’ real name is Jean-Pierre du Preez, and he played the part of the Chesire Cat in his schools production of Alice In Wonderland in Grade 7.

10. Rockwells real name is Malcolm Thain King, and he cancelled a Fuzigish show to watch Roxette when they came to South Africa.

For more info on the band and where to catch them next, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

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