BORICH MARCHES TO THE BEAT OF HIS OWN DRUMIn terms of locally grown Eastern Beaches musical talent, few if any bands have come close to achieving the success of Cog this millennium. After a near six-year hiatus from the end of 2010 until mid 2016, Cog returned with a run of headline shows and they’re still growing strong. Cog drummer Lucius Borich was recently named as one of the featured performers for the upcoming Sydney Drum & Percussion Show, which will take place at the Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion on May 27 and 28. The Beast fired a few questions at Lucius during the month…
If I had to describe my drumming in one sentence… A journey of self discovery.
My first memory of music is… My father, Kevin Borich, playing music with his band.
Growing up my parents listened to… Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Mahavishnu Orchestra – lots of blues, rock, and jazz.
The thing I missed most about Cog during our hiatus was… playing our music live for the people who love our songs. Plus hanging out and creating with my two partners in the group, Luke and Flynn Gower. It’s always a lot of fun and laughs when we get together.
If you come to see the Sydney Drum Show, you can expect… to see me playing what I think and feel are my best drumming ideas from the Cog albums.
The best thing about being a drummer is… to be that rhythm beat doctor, so people feel in their hearts that to dance and enjoy music makes up an essential part of their lives.
There was one time when I was starting out… that the drumming possibilities seemed endless, and they still do!
If I could have chosen one song to have written, it would have to be… ‘Hey You’ by Pink Floyd.
My favourite song to perform would have to be… ‘Problem, Reaction, Solution’ by Cog.
My dream gig… is any gig. Every gig is a dream, just like life itself.
The best thing about the Sydney music scene is… that whenever Cog show up to play Sydney shows the people always like to come and share space with us.
One person I’d still really like to record with is… Roger Waters of Pink Floyd
My biggest fan has got to be… My mother, Louise.
To find out more about the Sydney Drum Show, please visit… http://www.australianmusician.com.au/sydney-drum-percussion-show-2017/