An interview with Jenny of Miss Behave and the Caretakers
Miss Behave and the Caretakers are a band not to be overlooked, with three of the original members of the horror-punk band The Spookshow, they decided to form a new monstrosity together with their caretakers. A brand new band, a brand new chapter, and a brand new album released this year, this band are now ready to enter the world, and conquer it. Technicolor Terror is pleased to interview Jenny and add this amazing band to our growing list. Let’s get to it!
Justin - So could we please start by getting your name and your position as well as everyone else’s position within the band?
Jenny - Miss Behave – lead singer, Mr. Deadbeat – drums and vocals , Von Gravesoil – guitar and vocals , Carol-Anne – bass and vocals, and Candyman – guitar and vocals.
Justin - Jenny can you tell us how Miss Behave and the Caretakers came to be and how all the other band members came together?
Jenny - We had been thinking about starting a new band, ever since we left The Spookshow. Miss Behave, Deadbeat, and Carol-Anne, we needed two guitarists that were good, psycho and cool to hang out with! Right away we found Candyman and Von Gravesoil, they fit the band perfectly.
Justin - So how did the name come about? Is there significance or a story behind the name? Were there any other names that almost made it and if so would you be willing to share any of them?
Jenny – The first night when we all sat down together we drank a lot of red wine and beer and jammed out on a few songs. After a couple of hours someone (can’t remember who) came up with the name, Miss Behave & The Caretakers, and that name was a keeper. Miss Behave is the bloody queen and the rest are caretakers.
Justin - Obviously a horror fan, what about the macabre made you want to start a horror-punk band? What was your, “horror-defining moment”? Was it a book, movie, band, comic, etc.?
Jenny - When you’re in a horror-punk band you get a chance to express your most inner feelings. Also you get a chance to write about all the sick people that are in this world. My horror defining moment was when I was 6 years old and sneak peaked at Poltergeist. I was scared as hell for a couple of weeks, but then I started to enjoy the scene :).
Justin – What inspired you to start signing and get involved in music? When did you realize that this is what you wanted to do for a living?
Jenny - I forced my mom and dad to watch me perform during my entire childhood, so this has always been my dream for a living.
Justin - Vocally, who a your biggest idols, growing up and present?
Jenny - Growing up I listened to bands like: Nofx, Johnny Cash and a lot of ska punk bands. Present, it’s almost the same, I love that scene and I always will.
Justin - I do hear rumors of a new album in the works. For our readers and fans would can you spill some guts on the album? What can fans expect from Miss Behave and the Caretakers?
Jenny - Our debut album, “Daddy’s Freakshow” have a release date in the USA, by the end of October. Early November it will be hitting Europe. Our fans can expect one hell of a cool album, with blasting punk rock songs catchy lyrics and a sexy ass band, ready to take over the world.
Justin -Since getting involved with music and being in bands and such what would have to be your all time favorite show at this point?
Jenny - My personal favorite show was at Wave Gothic Treffen in Leipzig, 2003. 600 people in the crowd, all singing our songs. That was awesome.
Justin - Speaking of shows are there any tours in the works for you guys? Is there any chance of seeing you all hit the US in the near future?
Jenny - We’re planning a tour in Europe in 2014, and of course we will come to the US. The sooner the better.
Justin - Do you, or any of your fellow band members have any strange pre-show obsessions?
Jenny - We don’t do any strange things, just put our faces on, have a glass of wine and then we put on one hell of a show. But maybe in the future, if there’s a DVD, you’ll get a chance to see the inside :).
Justin - Last question when it comes to shows/touring but who are some of your favorite bands to share the stage with? If given the chance to play with whoever you wanted who would it be?
Jenny - It would be an honour to play with the mighty Misfits of course. Also bands like Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, etc. Maybe in the future, who knows?
Justin - If you never got involved in music what do you think you’d be doing?
Jenny - That thought never occurred to me, it’s not an option….
Justin - If someone stumbled upon this page and started reading this interview having no idea who you guys were why would you suggest them checking the band out?
Jenny - Because we are the coolest horror-punk band at the moment. You would be sorry for the rest of your life if you missed out on this.
Justin - Being a part of this band I apologize but this question had to be asked and was inevitable, but what led to you leaving The Spookshow?
Jenny - We got tired of working with complete morons, people who think that a band is 1 or 2 people and acting like nazis, we hated that. We wanted a band were everyone is equally involved in writing the lyrics, making songs and all the work that come with it. That would never had worked in The Spookshow, because of the members that we left.
Justin - What can fans of you, and The Spookshow expect from Miss Behave and The Caretakers? Will this band be a departure and be more serious and be a new chapter for yourself and the band?
Jenny - Definitely it’s a new chapter for us and our fans. As I said, this is a band, not a solo career. The songs are better, tougher, catchier and we think that our “old” fans will love us even more this time.
Justin - Jenny, has any of your lyrics ever struck a nerve with friends, family, or loved ones?
Jenny - My daughter thinks that I write weird and scary lyrics, but then she listens to Justin Bieber, so!!!!!
Justin - Since starting out in The Spookshow how do you feel your music has progressed? Is it what you imagined it would be?
Jenny – Well we were never involved in the making of the songs with The Spookshow. With Miss Behave & The Caretakers it feels like we are complete as a band.
Justin - What is the best way and place for fans to get a hold of your music and merchandise?
Jenny - Contact Crypt of Blood Records to buy the album. We will also be on Spotify and iTunes later this year. There will also be a distributor in Europe, just don’t know who yet. For updates, obviously follow us on Facebook.
Justin - What are your top 3 horror movies and why?
Jenny - Poltergeist, it was my first…, The Excorsist, it’s sick as hell. The Omen, scary kids are always a hit.
Justin - Who are your favorite currently active horror-punk bands in the scene right now?
Jenny – The Misfits, they’re back with a vengeance. Tiger Army and Mad Sin also.
Justin - In closing I sincerely want to thank you Jenny for taking to the time to do this interview with Technicolor Terror. Is there anything else you would like to add or say to the fans and readers out there?
Jenny - Beware! Because Miss Behave & The Caretakers are coming to town!!!
- Thanks for reading everyone!