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
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.
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.
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.
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!