Jack @ Aloud 2b Loud, Huntingdon - Sat 14th August 2004
interviewing the band 'After4', I was really hyped up to interview
more. Then I came across 'Lightning Jack'. They strolled past
me with their much laid back image and I managed to catch
up with them after their set.
They played really well, with real rock action and a huge
crowd developed. The lead singer sounded to me a lot like
Brandon from 'Incubus' and I dont know whether thats
an insult to him, but to me its a great compliment because
'Incubus' is one of my favourite bands.
the singer moved back and forth singing the words, the drummer
Louis managed to put real rock into the music by hitting his
drums. They dont really have an image as yet, as they
have only really just set up but yet, how they present themselves
on stage, they really do look like a band
I took a few
snap shots and slowly walked away from the crowd so that I
could catch them when they got off stage. As the hyped-up
guys came off, I got an interview with the 17 year old local
band are: Louis Drums, Nard Bass, Kevin
Guitar, Ben Vocals.
thought of the name Lightning Jack?
"Colette, its a film on Sky Movies, something like
Crocodile Dundee, we just thought it was really funny."
kind of music do you play?
"Classic rock influence, old school but still quite heavy."
are your influences?
"Guns n Roses, Motley Crew. Ha ha."
you do any covers?
"We might do a Guns n Roses today, if the crowd want
it then we will."
you played any big venues?
"We have only just started up, but we have already started
playing locally in Cambridge at venues like the Man on the
you see yourself doing this in ten years time?
"Definitely, were making good progress, and getting good
did you get together as a band?
"We were a group of mates from school basically, we thought
we would give it a go, but we really enjoyed it so stuck with
you got an E.P/CD?
"We havent as yet, but I think someone is going
to record today, so we are going to try and do a live CD."
you have a website?
"As we're just beginning we havent but hopefully
we will set one up in the near future."
you have an image on stage?
"At the moment it's jeans and t-shirt, and then we are
going for the spandex look!"
Finally, give us a summary of your band:
"We are the best, we're amazing and come watch us."
guys were really nice, chilled and just want to have a good
time, doing something that they really enjoy. For a band that
have only just started they are getting good contacts, a great
response and definitely entertaining the audience. Keep it
up guys and I am sure you will get far. Look out for these
guys, as Im sure they will be playing gigs in Cambridge
in the future.