Trixy Tang frontman Klay Fennema recalls Don Dokken calling the opening acts “shit bands” at a show
Trixy Tang frontman Klay Fennema was recently interviewed by music journalist Alexandra Mrozowska. Trixy Tang released their debut full-length self-titled album back in April 2019 and the record finished at #10 on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2019.
Fennema was asked what are his fondest memories with respect to sharing the stage with notable hard rock acts to which he replied:
“We have been so fortunate to have shared bills with huge name acts over the years. Out of all of them, my favorite would have to be Stryper. Not because our performance was any different or memorable, but because they were so friendly. They treated us so well. A funny time was when we opened for Dokken in Detroit. Don Dokken was upset at the sound tech and blamed the opening bands for being “shit bands” and ruining his sound. Basically it was his escape and excuse for sucking ass himself. Ever since then I can’t stand Don Dokken, but I’ve always like their music.”
In terms of Trixy Tang‘s future in the next five to 10 years, Fennema indicated: “What I see and what we are planning for is to record this next album and from there on go on a major tour. We’re unsure as to who we will go tour with of course, but we’re anticipating it will be one the major ’80s acts, so it’ll be a good fit with us. From then on we will continue to grow as songwriters, musicians, and as bandmates. We really are a family in this band and that is important. We really enjoy each other’s company and love performing live. We also intend on landing a Record Deal in the near future and continuing to put out new material, music videos, etc. Rock’N’Roll is making a major comeback and Trixy Tang will be right there with everyone!”
You can read the rest of the interview with Klay Fennema at music journalist Alexandra Mrozowska‘s website.
Trixy Tang‘s “Fade Away” live video:
Official live music video for the new song “Fade Away”.Filmed at Park Theatre in Holland, MI by White Knuckle Films.