The Lamplights are a band you can't help but love at first listen.
Playing an organic blend of folk, funk, roots, and blues with pop
undertones, this fresh, energetic five-piece from the Gold Coast are a
uniquely Australian experience.
The five piece have received accolades nationally and internationally,
winning in three different categories at the 2011 Australian Songwriting
Association Songwriter Awards (a feat no other songwriter has achieved
in the 32 year history of the awards) and taking home a coveted QMusic award in
The Lamplights have received airplay across Australia on the ABC radio
network including their song 'Heading East' on Triple J. ABC DiG Radio hosted their second album 'What Love Is' as feature album of the week in early 2013. Their music has
been played on radio stations in New Zealand, Italy, France, Germany, The
Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium
and as far away as Macedonia.
With a genuine love of writing and sharing music, The Lamplights deliver
songs that endear positive, emotional connections. They pride themselves
on leaving audiences feeling inspired, empowered and loved. Famed music writer Noel Mengel (Courier Mail) recently listed the band as his number one pick for gig of the week - ahead of Cold Play and The Temper Trap.
The Lamplights don't just play, they live the songs through their performances
and audiences come back again and again.
Lead by one of Australia's most enthralling and charismatic front men,
Ryan Gittoes, The Lamplights play music with talent, integrity and honest
intentions. Their chemistry on stage is tangible with world-class
musicianship from Jason McGregor (current Australian Fingerpicking Guitar
Champion), Ashley Perrow (guitar, slide guitar), Mattie Barker (bass,
harmonica) and Mik Easterman (drums) lifts the hearts and hopes of
everyone who hears them.
In late 2010, The Lamplights made the bold decision to sell their
self-titled album by donation rather than a by a set price. 10000+ CD
sales at live shows has followed. The band have played over 300 shows in the
past 3 years to an estimated 100,000 plus people. Their follow up album,
'What Love Is', was released in early November and has received high praise across media channels and fans alike.
The Lamplights don't just write great songs. They deliver memorable,
inspiring performances and are deserved of their reputation as one of
Australia's best acts.
Ryan Gittoes - Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Jason McGregor - Acoustic and Electric guitars
Ashley Perrow - Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Lap Slide Guitar
Mattie Barker - Vocals, Bass, Harmonica
Mick Easterman - Drums
Ryan Gittoes - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Jason McGregor - Acoustic and Electric guitar
Ashley Perrow - Acoustic Guitar and Acoustic Lap Slide Guitar
Mattie Barker - Vocals, Bass, Harmonica
Mik Easterman - Drums
January 2010 Debut EP 'EP 2010'
December 2010 Self Titled Album 'The Lamplights'
November 2012 Second Album 'What Love Is'
Album tracks have received airplay on ABC radio including Triple J in Australia and on radio stations in New Zealand, Ireland, England, France, Spain Portugal, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, The Netherlands and more. The Lamplights are also on the playlist of numerous online radio stations. Their latest album 'What Love Is' was Feature Album of the Week on ABC DiG radio in Feb 2013.
The Lamplights at The Kirra Kite Festival 2010
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“The Lamplights lived up to their name and turned on the crowd at the inaugural Kirra Kite Festival....“The Lamplights lived up to their name and turned on the crowd at the inaugural Kirra Kite Festival. The energetic trio had the audience on their feet and the children singing their hearts out. I was so impressed with their engaging performance at the Currumbin Markets that I had no hesitation booking them for the Kirra Kite Festival and hope to be working with them on future festivals for years to come.”
'The Lamplights' - Debut Album Review
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Australia's The Lamplights are a breath of fresh air upon first listen. In a time when music seems t...Australia's The Lamplights are a breath of fresh air upon first listen. In a time when music seems to be a wall of noise, screaming and/or whining singers and vocals soaked in Autotune, The Lamplights bring a subtle, fun and organic style of acoustic based Americana music. Americana music played by Ausies may sound like a contradiction but these cats do it extremely well and full of heart and sincerity.
Their song "Practise" reminded me a lot of The Squirrel Nut Zippers as it possessed a fun, quirky kind of vaudevillian sound which was a throw back to a time when music was fun and simple. This song really set a great tone for my introduction to this band. "Feel Alright" definitely caught me off guard as I was not expecting this. The band took a complete turn around from traditional sounding folk music to performing a song that sounded more along the lines of Del Amitri or Toad The Wet Sprocket. Don't get me wrong, this is a good thing. I love the two mentioned bands and I love it that The Lamplights are a versatile band that feels comfortable stretching across the boundaries.
"Home Again" is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard. Sounding like soulful and brooding gospel number, lead vocalist Ryan Gittoes' voice has this smokey, heartfelt sound that feels like comfortable blanket on a winter's night as it wraps you up in warmth. This song also features some outstanding and emotional guitar playing by slide guitarist Ashley Perrow which helps to add to the down home vibe that this song puts forward.
The Lamplights are a great band to keep your ears open for. If you like heartfelt, soothing and warm sounding acoustic based music, this is your band without a doubt. There is nothing fabricated or over produced here. The songs all sound like they could have been recorded in a living room of a log cabin as a roaring fire burns away and seals the warmth in. Open up your doors and let the Lamplights shine in your place. You can thank me later.
Check the out here: http://www.thelamplights.com/
The Lamplights - Pre Show Interview
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THE LAMPLIGHTS GOLD COAST BLUES/FOLK OUTFIT THE LAMPLIGHTS LET A LOT OF PEOPLE INTO THEIR LIVE...THE LAMPLIGHTS
GOLD COAST BLUES/FOLK OUTFIT THE LAMPLIGHTS LET A LOT OF PEOPLE INTO THEIR LIVES, OFTEN TOURING WITH SEVERAL OTHER MEMBERS, BUT THE SOUL OF THE GROUP LIES IN THE BOND BETWEEN RYAN GITTOES, JASON MCGREGOR AND ASHLEY PERROW. THEY CHAT TO MITCH KNOX AHEAD OF ‘SOUL NIGHT’ AT THE GLOBE.
“We all contribute to the process,” vocalist/guitarist Gittoes explains of creating songs with bandmates McGregor (guitar, vocals) and Perrow (Weisenborn slide/guitar/mandolin/banjo). “It generally starts with a groove and an emotional connection, idea or story. That emotion can be anything including happiness, grief, fear, loss, excitement, love... We write at home or live.”
“Ryan is great at freestyling lyrics and we will try to remember the parts that 'stick' and then refine the song later,” Perrow offers. “If it’s moving people live we know we're on the right track. We all bring our unique talents to the song and it seems to flow easily.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly then, the three have – in their relatively short career span to date – formed a cohesive bond that finds them easily and freely exchanging ideas and suggestions.
“The important outcome is that the song is honoured and presented in the best way to convey the emotion behind the song,” Gittoes says. “We openly discuss arrangements, and instrumentation without fear of hurting someone's feelings. Part of the creative process is throwing in ideas and we trust each other to do that without feeling ridiculed or being absolutely attached to the idea.”
Having smashed out an eponymous debut full-length already and solidified their rep with their locals, The Lamplights now find themselves preparing to make their maiden journey to Brisbane.
“We’re pretty stoked about playing our first show in Brisbane and having a chance to connect with and build a new audience,” McGregor enthuses. “The same goes for building collaborations with bands in Brisbane and hopefully we can put similar shows on around the Gold Coast and build a local touring network in southeast Queensland.”
WHO: The Lamplights
WHERE & WHEN: Soul Night, Globe Theatre Saturday Feb 5, The Loft, Gold Coast Friday Feb 11
The Lamplights bring warmth and comfort to the Coast fm studio
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Two young dads best known for entertaining shoppers at the local markets are now preparing to take t...Two young dads best known for entertaining shoppers at the local markets are now preparing to take their musicalLamp lights 1 talents to Europe.
Ryan Gittoes met Ashley Perrow at the Currumbin markets and asked if he could join in the song.
By the time they'd finished their first session together, the pair had been booked for a performance.
The 'Lamplights', Ryan and Ashley came into our Mermaid Beach studios with Kylie Mitchell-Smith for 'Art and About'.
Listen back to their live performance of Wall Flower, a song inspired by the idea of a country dance on a full moon.
The Lamplights Live at Burleigh Brewery
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'A fully functioning bar area at the top of stairs, with beers on tap and by the bottle, you walk ...
'A fully functioning bar area at the top of stairs, with beers on tap and by the bottle, you walk down the steps to sit in a entertainment area where your able to feast your ear drums on local band The Lamplights who did the best rendition of Hallelujah since Jeff Buckley. Very impressive. '
*This is a review for the once a month open night at the Burleigh Brewing Company in which the reviewer comments onThe Lamplights.
The Lamplights Live and Acoustic on the Airwaves
Live and acoustic on ABC radio Gold Coast.
The Little Things
May You Never
Told Me Once
Got To Go
Comin' Back Tonight
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