Interview with Standing Crew

Interview with Standing Crew

Today, we sat down with Mr. Fire from Standing Crew to talk inspiration to write music, advice for musicians, and much more! Be sure to check out the music of Standing Crew below on Spotify after the interview!


What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?


Yeah, of course the surroundings are partly the source of inspiration. We are writing about what we see, hear and feel. I don’t think we are gonna make songs about politics and religions. The main inspiration to write something is to have fun and sometimes tell something about our feelings and experiences in every day life. Mostly it is about the relationships with girls and women – girlfriends and wifes. And of course the highway of the life is very inspiring too.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?


It has been many kinds of music around me when growing up. Traditional finnish dance music from 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. The mucis was heard all around when we were children – from the transistor radios and stereos and live at the lake side played by a local  accordionist. Then it came The Hurriganes and Hanoi Rocks and all the other New Wave and punk bands in Finland and abroad. Teddy And The Tigers was a great finnish rock a billy band at late 70’s. It was Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochrane, Ramones, Stray Cats and many many others. Then it was some hard rock bands in Finland and elsewhere – Zero Nine, Peer Gunt, Scorpions…. The musical background has been very different than the music I have been doing during my career. It is kind of musical

Is there someone you looked up as a hero?


Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as young boy’s heroes in the movies and of course Elvis Presley and Robin Hood.

If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?


We are kind of amateur musicians so all of us have something else to do too than music. So there is the civil life and job and thinks like that. Being in a rock band is just a hobby so far. A serious one.

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create

Trust your intuities and feelings – do what you wanna do – without no preconceptions. Prepare to work hard and be patient. It is no easy way to be on the top. And if it would happen – it is no easy way down..