INTERVIEW: Kevin Skaff – A Day To Remember


INTERVIEW: Kevin Skaff – A Day To Remember

What makes the A Day To Remember guitar tone? Find out below.

Tell us a little bit about how ‘Paranoia’ came about?

That track came out of thin air. We were working on a different song, and I was playing a lead and Jeremy stopped everything and told me to play it again. It became the intro riff for Paranoia and the rest of the song was written in 2 hours.

Style-wise, how do you feel it matches up to other tracks you wrote for ‘Bad Vibrations’?

I think it comes close to a lot of our material. Maybe a bit more punk.

What amps are you using at the moment, and what do you like about them?

I actually switched in the studio to a JCM 800. It just felt right. I love my SLPs though.

Have you got any other Marshall amps at home or in the studio that you like to use?

I’ve got the 800. Two SLPs and the Slash SL-5C for practice. I also have the Hand Wired 1960B I’ll use till I die.

You’re known for being a great live band – what’s your favourite thing about playing live?

Probably cranking my guitar and releasing for about an hour.

What are the plans for A Day To Remember in 2017?

Lots and lots of touring. A full year of it.

What advice would you give to someone who is picking up the guitar for the first time?

Fall in love with it and don’t ever stop learning.