The Gekko

The Gekko

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The Gekko’s music holds the ability to lift the listener beyond the mundane with a surge of aggressive energy, although the only way to see the full force of what this band can do is to lose yourself in its loud and sweaty glory.

Biography


The ever-developing, yet unmistakable sound and character of The Gekko relies as much on the close relationships within the band as it does the natural ability of its members. From humble beginnings as far back as 1998 to the hugely energetic, powerful band it has become, there are plenty of reasons why existing fans stay put as more people discover it.

Andy Heap’s earth-shattering drums form the most solid of foundations to support the sound of The Gekko. Played with precision and poise, his valuable contribution enables Tom Mc Cooey, the last member to join in 2006, to slot his versatile finger-style bass neatly into the fray.

Complementing the thunderous rhythm behind the band is the dynamic presence of guitarists, Craig Benyon and Adam ‘Sadz’ Stewart. Craig benefits from his ability to provide twisted licks to revealing hints of flamboyancy when the music really kicks into overdrive; whilst Sadz’s sound is akin to a night freight train. He also possesses unrivalled energy when throwing himself into a performance, be it live or in a studio. These complementing styles, with many shared musical philosophies often spawn the beginnings of the searing songs which remain burned into the mind.

Mark Rawlinson adds a passionate, raw vocal, ranging from colourful melodies to blood-curdling growls. He does this with an attitude and swagger to reflect the band’s stage presence, helping to add to the electric atmosphere that follows it. The Gekko have recently spent a period of months intensively working on new material. The music reflects a heavy, powerful side tot he band’s creativity, giving fans the buzz in the stomach the anticipation of fighting through a crowd of bouncing people to get to the front of the stage brings.