Sunday, December 03, 2006

Who are White Crimson?

I decided to post a biography of my band, White Crimson. Since for the past weeks we have been doing a lot of gigs one might have heard about us by now:

White Crimson is a Maltese blues oriented hard rock jam band. The band is heavily influenced by groups such as Led Zeppelin, The Jimmy Hendrix experience, Queen, Oasis, The Rolling Stones, The Who, AC/DC, The Kinks, and Guns 'n Roses.

History:
Friends Gordon and Duncan grew up listening to classic rock from the 1960s and 1970s such as The Jimmy Hendrix Experience, The Who, and particularly Led Zeppelin and AC/DC; these were their father's records. They also listened to bands like Guns 'n Roses and Queen which were a big influence during that time in their youth.

After both of them started learning the guitar, it took them several years to decide to form a band. In the course of several frustrating auditions, it was around September 2005 that Gordon found James, their new bassist. Although he goes by the silly nickname Jelly, he turned out to be an experienced and mature musician. Around two months later, Rigmor showed up. He was a very compatible drummer, being powerful and energetic despite his young age; he was fifteen years old at the time. Unfortunately James had to quit the band due to further studies in his career. The band remained still incomplete but with Duncan and Gordon on guitars and Rigmor on drums, the momentarily 3 piece band was already making some rock cover versions including Guns n’Roses and Led Zeppelin. Auditions to find a suitable bassist and a vocalist continued for several months without success.

On the 14th March 2006 there was a pleasant turn over - James returned again to fill the missing riff together with John Mark (Vocals), another experienced musician with a very nice attitude. This was an important day for the creation of the band and White Crimson was formed with the complete 5 piece line up. The band took their name from the colours of the national Maltese flag.

White Crimson aims to be one of the leading Maltese rock bands playing both covers and original music.

Line-up:
John Mark // Vocals
Gordon // Guitars
Duncan // Guitars
James // Bass
Rigmor // Drums
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