Less Than Sober
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Less Than Sober

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE | AFTRA

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Pop Rock

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Apr
16
Less Than Sober @ Record Factory

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Apr
15
Less Than Sober @ buskers.

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Mar
26
Less Than Sober @ The Zone Saltcoats

Saltcoats, Scotland, United Kingdom

Saltcoats, Scotland, United Kingdom

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"Welcome to FabricationsHQ Home to the musical articles, reviews and features by Ross Muir Music Critic, Freelance Writer, Artist Review & Promotion "Putting the Words to the Music""

As I’ve stated many times in articles and on this site the current Ayrshire music scene is fighting way above its weight as regards the number, and quality, of contemporary and traditional singer songwriters, indie pop performers and alternative rock bands.

The latest act that could well follow in the successful footsteps of Biffy Clyro are Less Than Sober, a young five-piece that are None Too Shabby with their hybrid musicality of alternative and melodic rock – not the most obvious of musical bedfellows and never the easiest genres to mix.

But the band from Saltcoats, North Ayrshire have proven it can be done with the radio friendly indie rock of ‘Wanted.’
That first single, released back in February, is starting to get itself – and the band – noticed via Youtube and the official music video, on-line social media networks and the band’s live reputation (Less Than Sober sold out Pivo Pivo in Glasgow as part of the screening premier for the video, followed by another sold out show in the city at the Flat 0/1 club).
Formed in 2008 by singer and songwriter Kris McDowall, the band are now completed and defined by Ricardo Garcia (drums), Darren Kelly (lead guitar/ backing vocals), Sandy Holmes (rhythm guitar/ backing vocals) and Malky Nunn (bass guitar).

Less Than Sober are currently working on an album; it’s hoped the debut release will see the light of day later in 2013.
- Ross Muir


"Welcome to FabricationsHQ Home to the musical articles, reviews and features by Ross Muir Music Critic, Freelance Writer, Artist Review & Promotion "Putting the Words to the Music""

As I’ve stated many times in articles and on this site the current Ayrshire music scene is fighting way above its weight as regards the number, and quality, of contemporary and traditional singer songwriters, indie pop performers and alternative rock bands.

The latest act that could well follow in the successful footsteps of Biffy Clyro are Less Than Sober, a young five-piece that are None Too Shabby with their hybrid musicality of alternative and melodic rock – not the most obvious of musical bedfellows and never the easiest genres to mix.

But the band from Saltcoats, North Ayrshire have proven it can be done with the radio friendly indie rock of ‘Wanted.’
That first single, released back in February, is starting to get itself – and the band – noticed via Youtube and the official music video, on-line social media networks and the band’s live reputation (Less Than Sober sold out Pivo Pivo in Glasgow as part of the screening premier for the video, followed by another sold out show in the city at the Flat 0/1 club).
Formed in 2008 by singer and songwriter Kris McDowall, the band are now completed and defined by Ricardo Garcia (drums), Darren Kelly (lead guitar/ backing vocals), Sandy Holmes (rhythm guitar/ backing vocals) and Malky Nunn (bass guitar).

Less Than Sober are currently working on an album; it’s hoped the debut release will see the light of day later in 2013.
- Ross Muir


"Design My Night Glasgow"

For the most exciting blend of punk/rock pop melodies to hit the Glasgow live music scene, head to King Tut's on Saturday night to witness Less Than Sober in all of their energetic and fresh faced glory. Another Scots' band playing right on your doorstep that your ears don't deserve to miss. - Design My Night


"Design My Night Glasgow"

For the most exciting blend of punk/rock pop melodies to hit the Glasgow live music scene, head to King Tut's on Saturday night to witness Less Than Sober in all of their energetic and fresh faced glory. Another Scots' band playing right on your doorstep that your ears don't deserve to miss. - Design My Night


"Less Than Sober"

Singer Kris ‘The Gok’ McDowall is the focal point. Bursting with confidence, attitude and a self-belief that could shame Liam Gallagher into retirement, he’s been shaping, re-shaping and refining his band’s sound since 2008. 2013 promises to be his band’s year. They’re playing a heady mixture of sold-out hometown gigs and city gigs in all the right venues (King Tuts, Maggie Mays, The Barrowlands 2). Their fanbase is increasing and they’re releasing music that people can buy. In fact, I’m told lots of people are. Debut single Wanted is fuelled by the sort of melody that powers daytime Radio 1. In another world, it would be powering daytime Radio1. Surely it’s only a matter of time until that day, eh? - Bum Note


"Less Than Sober"

Singer Kris ‘The Gok’ McDowall is the focal point. Bursting with confidence, attitude and a self-belief that could shame Liam Gallagher into retirement, he’s been shaping, re-shaping and refining his band’s sound since 2008. 2013 promises to be his band’s year. They’re playing a heady mixture of sold-out hometown gigs and city gigs in all the right venues (King Tuts, Maggie Mays, The Barrowlands 2). Their fanbase is increasing and they’re releasing music that people can buy. In fact, I’m told lots of people are. Debut single Wanted is fuelled by the sort of melody that powers daytime Radio 1. In another world, it would be powering daytime Radio1. Surely it’s only a matter of time until that day, eh? - Bum Note


Discography

10th February 2013 - Released Music Video for Wanted on Youtube 

17th August 2014 - Single "Unconditional" released with Right Recordings 

17th August 2015 - Released Music Video "Unconditional" on Youtube 

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Bio

Less Than Sober are a Rock/Pop band from Scotlands West coast.

Founding member and frontman Kris (The Gok) McDowall writes all the songs and controls the stage with energetic performances every time! Capturing the crowd is not a problem for Kris since his passion shines through in every performance.
Drummer Gordy Turner is the machine of the band who's drumming skills are world class. As a well known Professional session player in Scotland he has been earning a living from drumming for over 20 years.Due to commitments with Gordy we have the unreal pleasure of having two outstanding drummers with John McLelland stepping up to the plate live and controlling the back line with his metronome quality flawless backing vocals and all round solidarity.
Lead guitarist Dave McLean is a vastly experienced player whose commitment and talent show with every minute. Mark Tait lays a layer of bass into the mix while Jonny Emerson completes the rhythm section, playing through every song with calm creativity in abundance.
The bands sound is completed by the harmonies provided by John, Jonny and Mark bringing these guys from 'A band' to 'The band' " Melodic" Rock with a punk style creating a unique blend of music which is radio friendly . Not only do the band look good, their hard work show's in every performance .

Band Members

Gok