Two Minutes With Big Bread

Ahead of their gig supporting High On Fire at Max Watt's Melbourne on Friday, February 19, we spent some quality time with Theo Umbrividies from Big Bread.


Describe your music in five words or less.


What’s going on in the world of Big Bread

I'm just always watching replays of best scenes in world series cricket where Dennis Lilly rubs the ball on the groin.  He was always really cool at that. I mostly spend time watching that and also a lot of time under the waters.  

What motivates you to make music?

Low self esteem and all my other stuff. 

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?

Playing our first show was a high point. Having to return to my meaningless existence after the aforementioned show was probably a low point. Another low point is that our friend Cancer didn't come to the show. 

What music are you listening to at the moment?

Some of the CDs from my dad's car. I like the following: Car Chill #1, Car Chill #2, Car Chill #4 and Car Chill #15. Each CD comprises about an hour's worth of elevator music. My dad listens to these CDs in the car on the way home from work. The music helps him to unwind. 

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?

About five years ago I went to see a physiotherapist for a groin issue that I had. I walked into the consulting room and described my condition to the physiotherapist. He said, "OK, better take your pants off then", which I did. The physiotherapist squinted, scratched his chin and proceeded to assess my body from several angles. The physiotherapist then said, "OK, I'm gonna need you to take your shirt off, too", which I did. He squinted, scratched his chin, grinned, nodded his head and said, "If we were in that movie Alive I'd eat you first". So, to answer your question, I'd probably get eaten first. 

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?

Life's petty injustices. 

You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring Australian artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.

The headliner would be Def FX with Rok from Sadistik Exekution singing. The supports would be Jack Van Tongeran doing a full DJ set and Charles "Bud" Tingwell doing a full vegie show. The venue would be the food hall at Wanneroo Markets.