Chris Rizzanski, lead singer and vocalist for Dollar Sent, a hard rocking trio out of Brighton, Eng., took the time to sit down and answer some questions via email about the band, their self-titled EP, the fun of touring and playing live music, and their plans for the future.
Keep an eye out for my review of Dollar Sent’s EP, and keep your ears open to experiencing the power of Dollar Sent’s music by heading over to their myspace page and checking them out!
Who are the guys in the band and what instrument do they play?
There's only the three of us. Chris Rizzanski (me) – Guitar and vocals, Sparky Rogers – Drums, and Loz Serota - Bass.
Are all of you from the same place?
No, not at all. No one who lives (here) in Brighton actually comes from Brighton. Originally I come from a tiny town called Royston, which is just south of Cambridge. Then I moved to Birmingham for a bit, then London, and finally Brighton.
I've lived all over the place over the years.
Sparky comes from Northampton and lives in Worthing at the moment. He's in his last year at university there.
Loz lived somewhere near Wales when he was a kid but then moved to Slough. He came here to go to university, did a year, left and then just stayed here.
When did you guys meet? How did you all decide to get together and form Dollar Sent?
The tale of Dollar Sent as it is now is a long tale of woe. I'm the only original member left in the band these days!
Dollar Sent originally formed out of an idea me and a friend of mine were playing with. He still works closely with us, as a matter of fact. The two of us wanted to make a film. I think the working title was something along the lines of Attack of the Nympho Zombie Schoolgirls from Outer Space! or some bollocks like that. Anyway, we wanted to have a band to base the main bit of the story around and do the sound track. Eventually, the (other) original members left or got booted out for various reasons until we settled on our current line up.
Me and Sparky first met when we where just starting to demo up the last CD. He was helping out as a tech with the guy who was doing some of the recording with us, a mutual friend. When things came to a head between our last drummer and me, Sparky was there at the right time to fill his place.
Loz had been knocking around Brighton for quite a while. He works in our local pub, so I had known him for quite a while. Again, he was in the right place at the right time when our old bass player left.