HOT VOX POP QUIZ WITH ADAM & THE GASLIGHTS
Who is are Adam & The Gaslights?
We are Adam & The Gaslights, A four piece indie rock quartet from Guildford surrey, well the band was
conceived when long time friends Adam (Vocals and rhythm guitar) and Nathan (bass) decided to write
music together after a drunken night listening to a Ryan Adams record. Adam has been playing live with a
few acts for years but mainly performing acoustically, they both had a vision and pursued to enlist Alex to
play lead guitar, Alex has been playing for Icarus Dive for a few years and was looking for another project to
be involved in. Then came along mark our percussionist, Adam met him at an open mic night and invited
him for a jam and boom, they all started writing together.
Who came up with the band name and does it have a story or any meaning behind it?
Ok so I (Adam) love the movie Inside Llywen Davis and in that movie the main character plays music at
a bar called the gaslight, so one day we were all thinking of a name to call the group and I came up
with the gaslights, then Nathan said Adam and the gaslights lights and it stuck. We’re quite proud of
Who are your biggest influences musically?
We are a cauldron of mixed influences, we was super inspired by Ryan Adams self titled album and you can
hear that in our sound, Alex is a massive progressive metal fan and his main inspiration is tool, and we all
love the Beatles, Arctic monkeys and Nirvana so it’s quite hard to nail a few down.
If you could go on tour with any current band or artist, who would it be and why?
So many too choose from Adam and Alex are in camp Radiohead although our music is vastly different
probably arctic monkeys as its closer to our sound.
If you could put your dream team band together consisting of any musicians from the past or
present who would the band members be?
Easy... Lead vocals Freddie Mercury, Drums Danny Carey, Bass, Colin Greenwood. Lead guitar 1 Jimi
Hendrix 2 David Gilmour, keyboards Rey Manzarek , how sick would that group be...
How would you describe your live show to someone who has never seen you perform before?
Expect great indie rock riffs with a melodic charm. Adam is very emotive when he performs and the group
have a modern unique sound. Come down to the underbelly on the 7 th of feb and find out.
Do any of you have any pre-gig or post gig rituals? If so, what and why?
Adam is limited to one drink before a show, but other than that we usually huddle and re mind ourselves that
we believe in the project and go out and have fun.
This question is for all band members. who is your guilty pleasure artist?
Alex, Tears for fears, Adam, 80’s pop music, Nathan loves that song safety dance and mark is adamant that
he has no guilty pleasure.
Tell us one thing your fans would be really shocked or surprised to hear or learn about the band!
As well as being super handsome our bassist Nathan is new to the bass guitar and also he is a coffee
If people want to check you out online where is the best place to go?
Spice Of Life,18 August
HOXTON SQ BAR & KITCHEN,30 August
The Borderline,01 September
The Old Queens Head,06 September
The Underbelly,20 September
The Borderline,17 November
The Camden Assembly,24 November