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Submitted by Rick Huisseune on 2006-08-06
The 1st PLUMB release was pretty good, but the "CandyCoated..." is really an outstanding piece of artwork, you guys could be the next Big band (after Jars Of Clay) to break through in the seculair world, how well was the public response on "CandyCoated ... " ?
ITS BEEN VERY GOOD. PEOPLE YOUNG AND OLD HAVE RESPONDED REALLY WELL TO IT.

To be really honest theres NO other release in this world besides the Sarah McLachlan material where a female voice puts so much emotional feelings into the lyrics as in "Candy ...", how long did you eventually worked on this (for me) legendary release ?
I WROTE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND SPENT SIX MONTHS OR SO IN THE STUDIO. THANKS FOR CALLING IT LEGENDARY!

How did you guys came on the brilliant idea to use the London Symphony Orchestra ?
THE PRODUCER/WRITING PARTNER MATT BRONLEEWE AND I BOTH HEARD LIVE STRINGS ON NUMEROUS SONGS, AND HE WAS ABLE TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND USE THE BEST OF THE BEST, THE LONDON SYMPHONY RECORDING ORCHESTRA. AMAZING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT FOR HOW WONDERFUL THEY WERE.

The production of Matt Bronleewe was more than perfect, who is this guy, i never heard of him before & will you work with Matt in the future as well ?
MATT WAS MY NEIGHBOR AND I BOUGHT A GUITAR FROM HIM AND WE BEGAN TO CO-WRITE TOGETHER ALOT. HIS WIFE AND I ALSO BECAME VERY CLOSE FRIENDS. IT CAME TIME FOR THE FIRST ALBUM AND I WAS ABLE TO GET THE LABEL TO AGREE TO GIVE HIM A CHANCE AT CO-PRODUCING IT, AS HE HAD NEVER DONE SO BEFORE. WELL, THE OTHER PRODUCER DAN HASELTINE BECAME ILL AND MATT WAS ON HIS OWN, WITH HIS FIRST PROJECT. HE IMPRESSED EVERYONE SO MUCH THAT WE USED HIM AGAIN, AS THE ONE AND ONLY PRODUCER FOR CANDYCOATED, BUT ALSO ADDED 2 SONGS PRODUCED BY GLEN ROSENSTIEN. MATT HAS SINCE THEN PRODUCED NATALIE IMBRUGLIA ETC.... AND IS ON THE RISE AS A LEGENDARY PRODUCER HIMSELF. WE CONTINUE TO REMAIN FRIENDS AND WRITING PARTNERS. WE PLAN ON WORKING TOGETHER OFTEN IN THE FUTURE. HE TAUGHT ME TO WRITE, I GAVE HIM A SHOT AT PRODUCING, AND THE REST IS HISTORY.

My fave tracks are "Here With Me","Worlds Collide","Damaged", "Drugstore Jesus" and the AMAZING "Phobic" who blows me away everytime i hear that song, i actually once wrote that "Phobic" was the greatest track ive heard last year !! Which one are your fave tracks & why ?
DAMAGED IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE. I SPENT ALOT OF TIME WRITING IT AS THE SUBJECT MATTER IS VERY INTENSE. THE RESPONSE IVE HAD TO THAT ONE SONG HAS BEEN SO AMAZING THAT I THANK GOD EVERY TIME WE PLAY IT. IN THE WRITING WORLD, ITS SORT OF MY "BABY". I LOVE ALL OF THEM THOUGH VERY MUCH.

What is your playlist ? Which are your 5 favorite recent albums to listen to at home, Christian & Seculair ?
JONATHA BROOKE ".10 CENT WINGS" RADIOHEAD "OK COMPUTER" PATTI GRIFFIN " FLAMING RED" LYLE LOVITT "THE BEST OF" CINDY MORGAN, "UNDER A WATERFALL"

I became this huge fan of your voice, do you do some special training to keep it in shape ?
I WARM UP AND DO BREATHING EXERCISES AND SCALE EXERCISES TO KEEP IT IN SHAPE. ITS A MUSCLE JUST LIKE YOUR ARM. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO LOSE MY VOICE LAST YEAR AND WENT THROUGH ALOT OF TESTS BECAUSE THEY SAW VOCAL NODES ON MY CHORDS, AND GOD HEALED. THEY ARENT THERE ANYMORE. MY VOICE HASNT BEEN THIS STRONG IN A LONG TIME. GOD IS GRACIOUS. SO I TREAT IT WITH SERIOUS CARE.

Who do you think have the best female voices (besides yours) in todays world ?
SARAH MC (AIRY) CELINE DION (STRENGTH) AMANDA MARSHALL AND PATTI GRIFFIN(RASP AND GUTS)

Do you mind if none Christians LOVE this "CandyCoated ..." album as well ?
WHOEVER LIKES IT IS WHOEVER LIKES IT. I LOVE IT. THAT COUNTS FOR ME.

Are you guys well known in your homebase live circuit ? With who did you play on stage ? And will you guys tour Europe as well ?
WERE KNOWN. HOW WELL IS RELATIVE TO WHOM YOU ASK. MY BAND IS PAUL MOAK ON GUITAR, TRACY FERRIE ON BASS, AND MICHAEL JONES ON DRUMS. THEY GO EVERYWHERE WITH ME. THEY ARE MY FAMILY.

How big is the deal with the Essential label ?
IM NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN EXACTLY, BUT I LEFT THE LABEL IN MARCH.

When can we expect new work from PLUMB ?
AS SOON AS I RESIGN, STUDIO TIME WILL BEGIN, AS IVE BEEN WRITING FOR IT WHENEVER IT HAPPENS. I DONT KNOW WHEN THAT WILL BE EXACTLY THOUGH, IT COULD BE NEXT WEEK OR NEXT YEAR. THE WEB SITE WILL KEEP FANS POSTED.

Where did you actually get the name from ?
A SONG OF SUZANNE VEGAS CALLED "MY FAVORITE PLUM"

Last question, whats the difference according to you between Sweden & Belgium ?
I AM SORRY TO SAY I DONT REALLY KNOW, AS I VE NEVER BEEN TO EITHER. BUT I DO HAVE A FRIEND FROM SWEDEN, AND HES PRETTY PARTIAL TO IT. BUT BELGIUM CANDIES ARE PRETTY YUM YUM. Thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions, THANKS! TIFFANY ARBUCKLE (I GET MARRIED IN 22 DAYS BY THE WAY AND WILL SOON BE TIFFANY LEE.

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