Interview With Peachy Dukes

What is your name/stage name?
Bon: No stage names for me, I’m good with just “Bon”.
Gec: I’m just plain “Gec” as a part of the dukes!

Where are you from?
Bon: We’re from Zamboanga City, Philippines!

What do you do?
Bon: For the most part, I write the lyrics, melodies,
and do vocals for Peachy Dukes.

Gec: I play guitars for the band.

How long have you been making music?

Bon: I guess I’ve been involved in music since high school, but have only
recently found the courage to push forward with original material. Being
in the Philippines, “musician” isn’t really on
the list of the top go-to careers.

Gec: I started writing “seriously” when I was 16. I’ve been making
music on and off for almost 20 years now, I guess.

Who’s your biggest inspiration?

Bon: I honestly can’t name names. There are just too many greats that have
shaped how I listen to, and express music.

Gec: I’m torn between Alanis Morrisette and Waymon Boone of Splender.

What genre of music do you create?

Bon: While it may sound like we lean toward the pop-rocky side of things,
there really isn’t a particular genre I’m aiming for; I’d like to think
that we’re just bringing out the emotion that’s in the writing, musically.

Gec: Safest answer is Indie-Pop/Alternative in my honest opinion.

What was it like working with (collabs?)

Bon: We haven’t had the chance to work with other artists yet although
I will say that working with each other has already been quite the
experience! We each come from different bands and have our personal
preferences, but we haven’t had a single hitch
since we’ve started making music!

Gec: Technically, Bon and I started out as a collab. Or at least I so
thought. Haha! It’s great to brainstorm and share ideas. It helps my
personal growth as an artist/musician.

Who’s one person, dead or alive, that you’d want to work with?

Bon: I’d really love to have our Jimi back.

Gec: I agree with Bon. I would’ve learned a lot more from Jimi.

Are you signed to a label?

Bon: Not at the moment.

Do you want a record deal, a distribution deal, or none?

Bon: If a fair offer gets put on the table, I don’t think I’d say no to it.

Who are your biggest supporters?

Bon: We’re getting so much love from all over the place, surprisingly, most
of it coming from the UK! We just can’t thank them enough for their support,
and for sharing our music. Big love to Peter Lewis, Neil March,
Del Osei-Owusu, Billy Brown, Jon Read, Ming, JJ Kane,
and forgive me if I’m missing anyone.

Where did your name come from?

Bon: I wanted a name that would read well on a global level, but at the same
time reflect our Zamboangueño roots. It took a few days before I realized
that the local saying “pichi duk” was ripe for the taking.

Best translation I can give is “go for it!”, which is quite
appropriate, as it’s usually said when encouraging
someone to go and give it all, no matter how
questionable the situation is.

It’s just fits our unrestricted approach to creating and
sharing our music perfectly. It’s a multi-layered name that’s
equal parts cultural pride and inside joke. Can’t think of naming ourselves anything else.

What are you currently working on?

Bon: Right now we’re having our song “Dorothy” in the mixing process.
We’re really excited to get it out!

What is your latest release?

Gec: Our latest release is “Something Again”.

When is your next release?

Gec: Hopefully within this year. As soon as we’re done with “Dorothy”, I guess.

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