LANDS

Live Act Pop Blues Pop Rock ’n’ Roll Ska
LANDS - Pop Blues Pop Rock ’n’ Roll Ska Live Act in Liverpool

LANDS Short Info

“LANDS” (formally known as “Elliot Oakley and The Blacklights, and “BlackLights”) are a five-piece Rock/Pop band, formed from a group of Uni friends in 2012.

Lightly influenced by many artists and genres, LANDS' unique style is difficult to pigeon hole, incorporating musical references from styles such as Blues, to Reggae, to Rock n Roll and beyond. The saxophone is a signature sound of LANDS music, featuring prominently in most of their compositions.

Artists that have inspired this musical ambiguity include The Beatles, David Bowie, The Kinks, The Doors and Frank Zappa to name but a few.

LANDS' debut gig in 2012 at “Noel Gallagher's Official Aftershow Party” was organised before the bands first rehearsal, which meant seven days and nights of solid practice was needed before the show. A packed Birmingham Ballroom were in agreement that LANDS showed early signs of huge potential. The run up to this gig showed a will improve that has not ceased almost three years and over 100 shows on.

Following their debut gig, LANDS really hit the ground running in their first year, performing at “The Happy Mondays Official Aftershow Party” in London before returning to support Babyshambles two months later.

Performances in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire, Cambridge, Lancaster and Barrow followed over the next months and years, providing valuable experience for the band, helping them to become a tight, energetic and eye-catching live act. BBC radio airplay, a feature on Liverpool FC's “The Anfield Wrap” podcast and victory in their University competition, “MMU's Got Talent” are also highlights of this period.

In 2014, LANDS caught the eye of management and artist development company, “Downtown Artists”. The band have since been in their legendary “Berwick Street” studios in Soho, London to record two singles due for release in May 2015.

“LANDS” (formally known as “Elliot Oakley and The Blacklights, and “BlackLights”) are a five-piece Rock/Pop band, formed from a group of Uni friends in 2012.

Lightly influenced by many artists and genres, LANDS' unique style is difficult to pigeon hole, incorporating musical references from styles such as Blues, to Reggae, to Rock n Roll and beyond. The saxophone is a signature sound of LANDS music, featuring prominently in most of their compositions.

Artists that have inspired this musical ambiguity include The Beatles, David Bowie, The Kinks, The Doors and Frank Zappa to name but a few.

LANDS' debut gig in 2012 at “Noel Gallagher's...

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Past Gigs LANDS

  • 06 | 2015 Lancaster LANDS Live at the Yorkshire House
  • 04 | 2015 Crewe LANDS live at MMUC's Got Talent
  • 05 | 2014 St Albans Supporting Mark Morriss
  • 03 | 2014 St Albans Blacklights LIVE at the Horn
  • 06 | 2013 London Supporting Babyshambles
  • 06 | 2012 London Happy Mondays Official Aftershow Party
  • 03 | 2012 Birmingham Noel Gallagher Official Aftershow Party

Discography LANDS

  • 2014 Three Red Arrows Single | Downtown Artists
  • 2014 Julia Single | Downtown Artists

Media

  • Sound She Knows
  • Video Don't Throw It Away - Lands...
  • Sound Sour Flower

Origin

  • Liverpool GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Elliot Oakley Vocals/Guitar
  • Adam Golightly Guitar
  • Daniel Ferguson Bass
  • Tom K Davies Piano/Organ
  • Jack Spencer Drums

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