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Meeting American Rockband... Wheatus!

"I'm just a teenage dirtbaggg, baaaaby!"

Well today's blog post is definitely not something I had on my 2023 bingo card!

If you're a regular listener to CHAOS Radio, you will have heard me teasing a very exciting guest over the past few weeks.

Behind-the-scenes of Ross interviewing Brendan through a camera screen

Not only did I get to interview Brendan B. Brown (lead singer from the legendary pop/rockband Wheatus) I also got to meet him in person AND record an acoustic performance of their iconic hit, Teenage Dirtbag.

My inner 90's child is screaming right now.

First things first, I decided to wear a very subtle outfit for the interview... what d'ya think?

Photo of Ross from the waist up, wearing a burgundy t-shirt with the lyrics "I'm just a teenage dirtbag baby" printed on the front

For those wondering how this all came about... let me explain.

As part of my job role - as a regular presenter on CHAOS Radio - I often spend a lot of time scouting the internet for guests to appear on my weekly live shows.

A few months back, I noticed that Wheatus were currently on a big UK & Ireland tour - with 2 dates scheduled for venues right here in Cornwall. One was at The Watering Hole in Perranporth and the other was at The Princess Pavillion in Falmouth.

So I thought... why not shoot my shot?!

Much to my surprise, I actually got a response! I was genuinely buzzing and could not wait to share the news with the rest of the team.

A few emails back & forth... and here we are! Not only had the band agreed to an interview, but they also offered us an exclusive, acoustic performance of Dirtbag.

Overall, it was such a fun experience. Brendan was so friendly and up for laugh - taking my Cornish quiz all in good spirit. And hey, who doesn't love a pasty prize at the end, right?!

Being pretty-much serenaded by such a legendary song is something I will treasure for a lifetime, and I'm so glad we got to capture it all for you too. This interview was definitely a career highlight for me.

I just want to end this post by saying a big THANK YOU to Wheatus and their management team for being so accommodating, and to the CHAOS Crew for trusting me with free rein.

Check out my little TikTok below, for some extra behind-the-scenes:

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