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London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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"'One of the best songwriters in the UK'"

Gecko fearlessly crosses folk, reggae and hip hop, beautifully detailing life, love and friendship. Raw, talented and in my opinion, one of the best songwriters in the UK. - Jamie Jazz, The King Blues

"'Without a doubt one of the brightest new talents in the South'"

Gecko is without a doubt one of the brightest new talents in the South...Songs in the key of Lizard is exceptional for its originality, intelligent lyrics, melodic tunes, positive content and general overall feel...this CD is fantastic. One of the two best that we have ever received at Bristol Rocks for review. Buy it Buy it Buy it!!!!!!!! -

"'A delight to hear and to play on the programme'"

Gecko's album is quite brilliant...It was a delight to hear and to play on the programme. Varied, full of charm and wit, and tracks you can dance to. Job done! - Gary Smith, BBC Radio Bristol introducing

"'A real talent'"

It’s one album I know I’ll come back to and enjoy again and again, it’s also a big step forward for this young man and opens up a career in front of him, that it seems he can take in whatever direction he wants to. A real talent. - The Beat Surrender

"'An incredible spectacle...'"

‘An incredible spectacle blending sometimes heartfelt, sometimes comedic lyrics with a hotpot of musical styles that keeps you guessing until the very end. (4/5)’ -

"'We’re watching Gecko with interest’"

‘Songs in the Key of Lizard is a sophisticated effort. Bags of charm, musically creative and lyrically thought provoking throughout. An addictive listen. The live performances are full of energy and sparkle too. We’re watching Gecko with interest’ - James Walshe Kerrang and Q Radio


'Pigeon' single released on iTunes and amazon MP3 Feb 2011
Airplay on BBC Radio 1

'Stop, Look, Lizard' EP released on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotify Sep 2009
Airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Kerrang! Radio and BBC Bristol introducing



It's a sound honed across the underground live circuit from Glasgow to the Netherlands with wide-eyed charm. Geckos have toured constantly from inception initially taking the guise of travelling players. With guitars on their backs, snare drums on their hips running whole tours using the train and coach network. Although now using the more conventional vehicle method cramming estate cars or people carriers with drum kits, keyboards, guitars and a bit of love for good measure.

The founding members Will (vocals/guitar) and Si (bass) met at school in Gloucestershire forming various bands together along the way. The early permutations of Gecko were happening as they attended music college in Bristol and in 2008 the two of them moved to London. Many different musicians along the way a final lineup was set in stone in 2010 as Londoner Ben (drums) joined alongside Gabriel (keys/percussion) from Devon. Will’s sister Maisie has added recently backing vocals.

The band have received numerous plays from Mike Davies BBC Radio 1 show including when Itch (lead singer of The King Blues) chose their track 'Falling down' as his 'Song of the year'. The band's incessant touring has included stops at prestigious venues such as Camden's Jazz Cafe and Roundhouse alongside acts such as The King Blues, Man Like Me, Natty, Dreadzone and The Slackers.