Monday, March 21st, 2011 - Wintermoon Festival Mackay
Well its been an action packed 12 months for The Lamplights, a Southern Gold Coast based band, who next month make their symbolic return to Mackay, and the Wintermoon Festival.

The unlikley meeting of three musicians, Ashley Perrow, Jason Mcgregor and Ryan Gittoes at last years Wintermoon festival has developed into a rare musical connection and friendship which has seen the band grow from strength to strength.

Having a strong belief in the power of community and with their guitars in hand, the trio hit the local farmers markets on the Southern Gold Coast, where they played a passionate mix of styles which has been described as modern folk, folky but funky, laid back but energetic and innovative while still being familiar. With such varied audiences, The Lamplights have been able to engage listners from all age groups, and its this ability, along with an open an honest approach to their music which has seen the number of "Lamplight" fans skyrocket in such a small amount of time.

With the release of their debut album, self titled, "The Lamplights" in December 2010, this journey continues with their music has been played on Triple J, ABC, Hot Tomato and many more community radio stations right across the country with their song, "Practice" being a favorite. You can read an independent review of the album here

While touring Melbourne last month the guys were coming home from a show in Fitzroy, and driving around the dark, tram track riddled streets they seemingly got lost. Ashley was in the back seat trying to do his best to get a handle of the situation, which he does a pretty good job of most of the time, being the manager of the band. In what could have been a chaotic moment,a one liner from the front seat, "we are not a destination band" sums up pretty well the intentions of this group, to share this musical experience and appreciate the journey.

Wintermoon Festival 2011 is just around the corner and The Lamplights are excited to be coming back to celebrate, and do what they do best, play.

You can find out more by visiting the website, www.thelamplights.com or by clicking the links below.

The Lamplights are available for interviews and can be contacted at ryan@thelamplights.com

Contact Profile

Wintermoon Festival Mackay
Wintermoon Festival details can be found at www.wintermoonfestival.com
Ryan Gittoes
P: 0425788188
M: 0425788188
W: www.thelamplights.com

Keywords

The Lamplights Music Gold Coast

Categories

Sharing

More Formats