Posted On 31 May 2014
If you listen to Pop radio at all these days, then I am sure you’ve heard the incredibly catchy tune, “Me And My Broken Heart” by the newest band to break out of Manchester, England, Rixton.
Jake Roche (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Charley Bagnall (lead guitar, backing vocals), Danny Wilkin (bass, keyboards, backing vocals) and Lewis Morgan (drums) make up the new pop sensation. Yep, they are the newest boy band to hit the scene so when I learned that my friend and Weekend Top 30 Producer, Michelle Parisi was going to have them on her show. I just had to throw her a few interview questions! Thanks so much to Ms. Parisi and Rixton!
“Me and My Broken Heart” is currently blowing up right now at radio! What can you tell me about the song that we probably haven’t already heard or seen online already?
Jake was actually quite heart broken when we recorded the song. He had just broken up with his girlfriend so it was emotional time for him.
Where do you draw musical influences from?
There’s all kinds. We all grew up listening to different things. We all had our different set of influences growing up. But then one main thing that kinda brought us all together was our love of R&B music.
What do you miss most about the UK when you aren’t there?
The warm weather!!! (They all agreed) I miss Lewis’ mom too. We miss the countryside. You really don’t see that much here.
Nashville and New Orleans! Oh and Graceland, we’d love to go to Graceland!
How is the music scene different here then in England?
The fans are very different. They are outspoken and forward and ask all kinds of questions here. One fan just yesterday at the airport asked us to pick them up! The scene itself, well America is so much bigger. You could fit all of the UK in one of the states! And there are so many radio stations here and so many places to promote music!
What was the moment that you guys realized that you’ve made it in the music biz?
We still haven’t! Haha
Honestly, we haven’t really realized it. I mean, there was a surreal moment the other day when we were at a festival and Joey from N’Sync came up and asked for a picture with us for his daughter! That was probably the most surreal moment of my life. It’s surreal. It’s really nice knowing that people are hearing our songs. It’s humbling and so incredible.