|1. What are you currently up
I have a brand new CD just released this week called "BIG" you can
buy it from www.tedpoley.com . I am touring to support it and will
be in England on Oct 27th and then doing some U.S. dates when we get
home , all the dates and other stuff are available on my site!
|2. What has been the highlight(s) and lowpoints(s) of your career to
Highlights would be touring with Kiss, seeing the world,releasing
more than 10 CD's,the whole thing has been a highlight, the biggest
dissapointment would be getting fired from D2 and the current melodic
rock scene which is pretty much driving me out of the business
3. Who have been your biggest influences on your career?
The fans.I do everything for them,Noone else seems to be there
consistently for me except them.
|4. The new CD - Big - is out now. What style of music have you taken
on this release? Who will be in the band's line-up when you tour?
Care to take us through a few song highlights on the new album please?
The music is as melodic as ever! the live band is the same as
Melodica with one exception , my new guitar player Steve Massa,he's
really fantastic and we have never sounded better live, the other
band members are still Joe Slattery,Marty Brasington,and Laura
Diamond,The new record is very cool, I love the songs "Parachute",
and "Elton John" and "I Love You" but the whole thing is really
great, I hope you will check it out!
|5. Melodica - how did this band get together? Are the band still a
viable unit? What has been the highlight with this band?
The band is still basically the same as I explained, the highlight is
the Lovemetal CD which really rocks! And I love to tour with them and
|6. Danger, Danger - would you ever work with any of the band again?
What did you enjoy most about your days in the band? Have you listened to the band's new singer at all?
I haven't heard any of their recent work with the new singer, I am
just not interested,I will always be the "original voice of D2" and
the band will never sound the same,I am sure they are still a fine
band , but not the same as the old days. Sure, I would love to do a
few shows with the band again, I miss the guys a lot, but its not up
to me, its up to them, it's their band.
|7. Is there anything else you want to achieve in the music business?
Who would you have liked to and/or would like to work with?
I still would love to meet my hero Elton John,but I am pretty much
done with the business, I am looking forward to quitting music by the
end of 2003 and doing something else.In over 25 years , I could never
manage to make a living at this, so its time to grow up and move on
with my life. My career has been filled with partners that have
screwed me over,record companies that dont pay me or honor contracts
and I am sick of this kind of treatment. I love my fans and i love
music but the business sucks.
|8. Outside of business, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I don't have much, I work at a day job to make a living and with the
music commitments,that takes up all my free time,I collect antique
toys and ancient Egyptian and Roman artifacts for a hobby, I like to
cook and stay home with my family and pets.
|9. What are your views on the current state or rock music -
particulary radio? Any new bands out there that give you hope for the
future of rock music?
I think that most new music sucks,it is full of untalented
people,chicks with fake tits and boy bands,made up by labels, I dont
think that there are too many talented artists anymore. All that
matters is that you look good and that you have a label shoving you
down peoples' throats. I dont think there is much of a future for
rock. Most of the newer rock bands all sound the same and I think
they cant compare to the ones I grew up with.I guess I am just
|10. Message for your
Please visit my website at www.tedpoley.com ,buy something to help
support the band,and come out to see me live so that we can hang out
together before I retire next year,I really love my fans and hope to
see them all again at least one more time before i am finished. best
wishes to you all!