The illusivefish-interview

Name: Nick Hunter

Band name: Theillusivefish 

Is that a meaning to the band name? 

The name is a username I created when I was 12 (20 years ago), I’ve used it in various forms over the years and my Instagram was one of them when I set it up. It’s a combination of me trying to be cool and trying to own the fact some of the kids at school called me “fish lips” 

How long have you been playing?

 I first picked up a bass when I was about 12/13 

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What music means to you? 

Freedom and a way to send a message and connect with people, and just a way to have a damn good time.

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In one of the songs you say is something that I need to do, is that a meaning to that? Like a purpose? 

I’ve never really been able to get away from the fact that fundamentally I want to be a gigging and touring musician playing my own songs. It’s like this thing inside me I have to feed. I can’t not do this. I also want to use my music as a platform to support others and bring other artists up of I ever get that far, give other musicians the opportunities I wish I could have now. For example, if I’m ever able to do a headline tour I would want the opening act to be an unheard band I’ve come across and like to put them in front of as many people as possible.

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What are some of your favorite bands that have most influence in your songs? 

I like a lot of bands and artists but if I had to make a short list, Jamie Lenman, Tool, Porcupine Tree, Muse, Nirvana, system of a down, David Bowie. 

What touches your soul?

Other showing others kindness and wanting nothing for it. Be it to/from animals or people.

Where can we find your songs? 

Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon music.

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Anything you would like to add? 

I have a gig in London 23rd sept, details on my Instagram and various other social media platforms! Also looking for any gigs in London/kent/East Sussex areas! 

A philosophical band

Back in 2012 on my birthday, June 21st I received my first reiki session ever, which change my life forever. In fact, that day was the kick off of my way out of depression, that lead to founding this philosophical band in 2020: Rock-it-ology. With the launching of my first horrible cover, I feel safe enough to talk about the philosophy behind the band. Meaning the roots of this band against depression.

The difference between us, humans, and other animals is consciousness, which for me means we know we have a soul. Deep in the end we know. Or maybe we are alines to this planet. Either way, is just hard sometimes to stop and think about due to society fast life style. Religion also makes it hard because it sufocates us creating a fear of listening to our own soul (long story that I tell in my book Punkaste the book of revelations). When you combine both it becomes a perfect storm. After all, judgment blocks creativity, therefore how can we create a new world, (better hopefully) with so much judgment? Nearly impossible. I refer world as inner world, which reflects on the outer world. Reason why the first commandment of Rock-it-ology is thou shall not be an asshole with thyself.

Anyways, the great brazilian medium Chico Xavier in an interview once said that kids with special needs, they come back to finish learning what they need to learn from an interrupted past life. Interrupted life you meaning suicide or something similar. Having said that, Luke and I have a deep connection, and we can feel what each other are feeling. Not only that, but we often communicate telepathically and in astral travels. I mean, I could write a book just about those experiences. Anyways, in one of my experiences Luke told me: “if you wanna raise awareness for me, do it for depression”. This happened about 1 year before I watched the interview of Chico Xavier and 1 month after I joined school of rock.

I believe we choose our parents, and the truth is, Luke knew it about my story with depression from the womb, from our conversations. Not only our conversations, but also wife and I talks, because I had just went through one of my biggest crisis. I was doing a lot of therapy on that period and on the 3rd month of the pregnancy I decided to get a guitar. I wanted to get the guitar to learn how to play my favorite songs for him. Songs that guided me when I had nothing to hold on too. Songs that guided me when the only option I had was faith. Faith that I could find a solution other than suicide, after all an Iron maiden song thought me that sucicide was not the solution for my problems. Music helped me when all I had was a dream and following this dream was keeping me alive. Music that helped me choose following a dream over indirect suicide.

Well, I saw the signs, I heard the calling and when you hear the calling, you got to get it underway. One day listening to Shake your foundations by ac/dc with Luke the idea came up: A philosophical band. So I started working to become a one man band, but I must say it was not easy. I had a lot of fear, and fear leads to anger. Well, anger is an energy, so what I did with my anger was learn the drums. I mean, I was already learning the guitar after I finally moved on from my childhood trauma (caused by the roman catholic church); I played the bass in school for a bit, so I just needed the drums. But I was still afraid of being evil from my love for rock and roll. Fear inflicted by the Roman Catholic Church. Specially with the words of Pope Francis about the covid-19 vaccine back in 2021. A month later his statement I got the drums and used my anger to learn and finally became a one man band!

Rock-it-ology a philosophical band against depression. Oh, Pope Francis: FUCK YOU! Now, let’s ROCK! Subscribe to Punkaste TV and stay tuned for new songs and more horrible covers.

Do what you want, I know I did. Just remember, what you do in this life echoes in the eternity. And if you have no idea where to start, just listen to your dreams, the dreams of your heart.

Darth Rirou

Anyways, here we are.

Punkaste,

Darth Rirou

Father’s Day celebration: The myth is true

Beating childhood trauma.

Darth Rirou

I write this at the end of this father’s day on 6/19/2022. Today besides father’s day is a special day for me because in away is also my celebration of beating my childhood trauma using my own method. Back in 2016 my soul was screaming for a change and I really thought I was going to become a life coach with my ironman background. So, I started writing my method but I felt like a hypocrite because first there is no magic formula. Second I was a mess.

The only formula that really works for everyone is attitude, but even attitude needs some method. I mean, action with no purpose is like going nowhere fast. Action with purpose will lead you to growth and in order to do that you need to work at the core of things. That is how the C.O.R.E method was born, which stands for change…

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Father’s Day celebration: The myth is true

I write this at the end of this father’s day on 6/19/2022. Today besides father’s day is a special day for me because in away is also my celebration of beating my childhood trauma using my own method. Back in 2016 my soul was screaming for a change and I really thought I was going to become a life coach with my ironman background. So, I started writing my method but I felt like a hypocrite because first there is no magic formula. Second I was a mess.

The only formula that really works for everyone is attitude, but even attitude needs some method. I mean, action with no purpose is like going nowhere fast. Action with purpose will lead you to growth and in order to do that you need to work at the core of things. That is how the C.O.R.E method was born, which stands for change, optimize, reconnect and exceed.

I applied C.O.R.E method to my own depression and it worked. Today was actually the launching of my “life coaching”. As I said, the only way to coach is leading by example, and now all the pieces are together and this is how it works:

  • Punkaste the book of revelations is the story of my trauma (the only thing not free – available on amazon).
  • Free philosophy e-books in my blog with a lot of the things I learned in my journey.
  • Punkaste TV on YouTube with interviews, rituals, unusual things I did, and the most important part where I share my musical experience (my healing and moving forward from childhood trauma).

Having said that today was the kick off with 4 videos.


My Change!

My optimize!
My reconnect!
My exceed!

Subscribe to Punkaste TV for more horrible covers and stay tuned for every Tuesday at 420 a new episode of Rehearsals.

Punkaste,

Darth Rirou

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