Straight Six

Straight Six

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Just listen to the songs.

Biography

Members
Ben Konstantinovic –Lead Guitar and backing vocals

19 years old and currently studying maths at Sussex University. I come from Brentwood in Essex and have been playing since I was 14 ½ years old. My ultimate ambition is to have a career in music playing in a live touring rock band, and releasing songs in the charts. I have recently done session work for an artist in London and the local area, and just finished recording my 4th co-wrote original song in a local studio with the rest of the band. I play mainly electric guitar, but also play a lot of acoustic guitar, both six string and twelve string. I write most of the instrumental parts for the songs, and co-write lyrics and the melody. My main influences are: Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Black Crowes, Queen, Thin Lizzy, Reef, Van Halen, AC DC, Led Zepplin. I am looking for a break into the music world in anyway possible.

Dan Sharp – Vocals

19 years old and studying a Law degree at the University of Reading. I’ve lived in Brentwood, Essex all my life and became friends with Ben (and through him, his younger brother Mark) at school. We began playing music together just jamming as I’d played keyboard for a few years, and Ben had started playing the guitar, not that he played like a beginner. As the same could be said for Mark as a drummer, we steadily took it more and more seriously, and as I enjoyed singing (having limited experience) we decided I’d give the vocals a go, and have done ever since, with Ben and Mark providing backing. I love live performances and get great satisfaction from writing, recording and playing our original material, and aspire to succeed doing it as a career. I’m proud of the music we write as a group, most of all as I feel it is unique, particularly in this phase of the music industry, regarding what’s currently available and popular. I’ve written a couple of songs individually, but I feel the best of us all comes out when we write together and each have our own input. To even partially follow in the footsteps of one of my main influences (most of which we share), including; Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, Queen, Thin Lizzy, The Eagles, and Aerosmith, would be my ultimate ambition.

Mark Konstantinovic - drums

18 years old about to start studying physics and maths at Sussex University. I began hitting a drum kit soon after my brother Ben started playing guitar, being brothers we get a lot of time to jam and really enjoy our music, we know each others style of playing and I think we make a good team for putting backing tracks to the songs we write. I couldn’t imagine a future without playing live music especially without Ben and Dan on the stage as its always an unbeatable rush and I love the music we play. My main ambition in life is to play in front of live audiences as big as they can get. My main influences would have to be Bon Jovi, Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Jools Holland.

Gig history/approximate audience:
• County fireworks display night -10,000
• Town Christmas lights show – 2,000
• Potters leisure centre talent competition - 600
• Royal Aero Club Kings Cup event - 400,
• Thameside theatre charity gig (children in need) - 300
• Battle of the bands (local winners) - 200
• The Hermit (Brentwood) -100
• Acoustic gigs and open mic nights in pubs/ uni
• Stars in their eyes competition (ITV) semi finalists
• Numerous private social functions,
• School gigs – assemblies etc-200