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Interview with Amandah from Operator Please 30/05/08



Amandah Wilkinson - Lead Vocalist and founder of the group

 

I went down to Chinnerys in Southend to catch up with Operator Please who are on tour with The Futureheads. Was kind of gutted I didnt get to interview the whole band, but me and Amandah made do....

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Operator Please are a pop rock band from the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia. The band formed in 2005, and their current lineup consists of vocalist and guitarist Amandah Wilkinson, drummer Tim Commandeur, keyboardist Chris Holland, bassist Ashley McConnell and violinist Taylor Henderson.

The original members met and formed Operator Please as students of Elanora State High School, in order to compete in the school's "Battle of the Bands" competition. In 2007, Operator Please released the singles "Get What You Want", "Leave It Alone", "Just a Song About Ping Pong" and "Crash Tragic", and in November 2007; their debut studio album Yes Yes Vindictive. "Just a Song About Ping Pong", their most successful single to date, was nominated for two ARIA Awards in 2007, which included "Best Pop Release".

The band also recently opened for Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs on their Australian tours and are now on tour in the UK, Europe, and Asia. The band finally released Yes Yes! Vindictive in the UK on the 17th of March 2008. During the summer the band will be support touring The Futureheads and Lightspeed Champion. They have been playing many festivals across Europe including Glastonbury Festival.

www.operatorpleaseband.com or www.myspace.com/operatorplease



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