San Sebastian

San Sebastian

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San Sebastian are a Glasgow based band that make tunes to bewitch and enrich you. x

Biography


San Sebastian are a Glasgow band that make tunes to bewitch and enrich you. They are Niall Gahagan (Guitar/Vocals), Craig McGinnis(Guitar/Vocals), Mark Stansfield(Bass) and Vincent Ferguson(Drums).In less than a year since playing their first gig at the (in)famous Vale Bar in Glasgow they have risen to the top of the circuit, headlining King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and The ABC2.
Their sound has been compared to -Bloc Party colliding with the early 80's U2 or Echo and The Bunnymen, such is the combination of the spatial atmospheric guitars and piercing vocals- [the-mag]. They take influence from established artists such as Pink Floyd, Yes and New Order and also acts that are shaping music today like Interpol, Sigur Ros, Kings of Convenience and The Rapture; resulting in a sound the band describe as -Atmospheric sounds underpinned by disco beats-.
San Sebastian all met at school where their shared love of music eventually led them to cross paths. Vincent actually hated Niall until one Home Economics class when they had a task to make toilet bags and Niall made one with the Nirvana -smiley face- symbol on it thus changing Vinnys perception of him forever. From this they started jamming regularly, later recruiting a mutual friend Craig McGinnis to play bass.
The first few gigs around Glasgow were played as a 3 piece but as they started getting better gigs with better bands they realised something was lacking in their sound. Another twist of fate was to come into play in completing the line-up. On the car journey back after a disappointing gig where they realised they were missing something, they were discussing possible additions to the band. One name that popped up a few times in conversation was another school friend Mark Stansfield. Not five minutes later who was to pass the car but the man himself, being escorted home from one of Glasgows many fine drinking establishments, and swearing at the rest of the band out of the back window of a taxi. The next day over a hangover cure of a full breakfast and Irn-Bru he was asked to join the band and the rest is history.