If any of you Perthians love the rock music scene and love Amps, no doubt you’ve heard of these guys before. Calerway has performed locally and entertained all of us at one point- drunken or sober- during awesome nights at Amps. Their songs are so easy to get into and enjoy you’ll start joining in the singing in not time. As for this interview, they have one weirdass “crazy” story- enjoy:

How did you come up with the name?
hmmm i am new to the fold.. i do know the story behind the name but it escapes me at the moment.. i dont think its anything too thrilling! 🙂

Tell me a little about yourselves?
I am ryan de rozario I am 24,, jp is 25 I think, phil is 23, cam and james are both 27.. jp lives in the city. Me, cam and james all live in scarborough. Phil just moved from scarborough to up near hillarys. 3 guys are tradies, 1 lectures at a couple of Uni’s and I basically sit behind a computer replying to everyone on myspace all day.

What did you guys do before the group started?
Musically? We alll played in other bands basically… Cam played in a band that did reasonably well called Last Years Hero, and before that a fucking great melodic hardcore band called Ballpoint. James played in a band called Whitechapel and a hardcore sort of band called Boredumb (this is going WAY back), JP and Phil played in a band called Saving Rushmore, and I was playing in a band called Change of Face.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Well I only hooked up with the guys last October, so they had already put in a lot of groundwork. So I was lucky to come in at that time.. but if it was anything like any of the other bands I have been in over the years.. Like any band you sort of have to ‘pay your dues’ playing a lot of shows etc… eventually it gets there thankfully :). Having said that once you finish paying one set of dues, you just start paying another just on a different level I guess.

Any big plans for the near future?
Yachts, Mansions, Holidays off the south of France. Collaborations with Puff Daddy, and Timbaland.
Hahahaha. Nah its hard to really make big plans yourself.. you can set big goals, for sure, but its up to the people working with you and around you to make these big plans and help you realise those big goals..

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Hmmm, I listen to some things a bit off kilter… I know the guys have been loving the new Kings of Leon album…. And it is a fucking great album.. … that Dizzee Rascal tune with Calvin Harris is fucking awesome too and has 2 thumbs up from everyone. I have always been a big Dizzee fan with his UK hiphop/grime sort of shit (I have been pumping Maths & English in my car for months and months) but I really like this electro path.. I hope he does more.. the sounds go really well together. Other than that….. I been listening to .. just good music.. rock, pop, house, breaks, electro.. whatever really! J

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
My macbook. Straight out. It literally sleeps on my bed next to me.

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?
Probably to treat business and friendships seperately – which can be hard in a band situation, because you are all friends.. and especially when writing music – which is a very personal thing, its hard not to take decisions made on songs personally. But you have to learn to do it. and try and think about what is best for the song, not whats best for you, or most fun for you.. .. things do get heated sometimes.. but its definitely an important part of the process…. and I guess its even more important for everyone to be able to walk away from ‘the band’ situation and have a beer and a laugh and not talk about music. This is something I don’t think you can ever stop learning… you just get better at it J

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Everyone except for myself lives with their girlfriends who they been with for ages, and I have been a loner for 4 years. So I guess not! hahahahahaha

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
This isnt crazy or embarrassing… but this was just a bit of a strange show.. we did 2 weeks ago actually at the WACA in Perth. It was for some sort of Environmental awareness day or something.. was a private show we had been asked to do.. sounded kind of interesting so we jumped on board.. anyway we turn up to load in.. and there is probably 40 or 50 big round tables all beautifully dressed with about 10 seats at each.. – almost like a wedding! There was a stage with white drapes behind it and all!…. anyway, we finish setting up and sound checking.. still not knowing what to expect… we thought it would be realllllllllly awkward…. And we asked about the free alcohol – and the head honcho guy was like ‘na fellas this is drug and alcohol free’… so the next second piles of kids between the age of maybe 10 and 15 arrive with teachers…. Anyway.. we played and the kids got up and had a great time and ran amok.. It was really different.. but really very cool.

They are reshooting some stuff for the video to Blood Sweat Years and if it’s as good as the song it’ll be just awesome. Should be out within a few weeks on myspace! They have their debut album out Midnight Mercinaries + a bonus disk out now if you guys are loving them.

Calerway Oficial Site
Calerway MySpace (Which looks awesome by the way)


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One Response to “Calerway”

  1. John Says:

    I’m not familiar with them, maybe I will go now and check them out…

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