The Lamplights are a band you can’t help but love at first listen. Playing an organic blend of folk, funk, roots, and blues with pop undertones, this fresh, energetic five-piece from the Gold Coast are a pleasure to experience.
With a genuine joy in writing and sharing music, they deliver songs that have a positive impact on everyone who hears them. The band pride themselves on leaving their audiences feeling positive, inspired and empowered.
They’ve been receiving accolades from audiences and music professionals alike, and recently won awards in three different categories at the 2011 Australian Songwriting Contest – a feat no other songwriter has achieved in the 31-year history of the awards. Led by charismatic front man Ryan Gittoes, The Lamplights play music with talent, integrity and the best of intentions. With tangible chemistry and world-class musicianship, Jason McGregor (current Australian Fingerpicking Guitar Champion), Ashley Perrow (guitar, slide guitar), Mattie Barker (bass, harmonica) and Mik Easterman (drums) lift the hearts and hopes of everyone who hears them.
Their diverse influences and universal appeal have resulted in the band being heard on radio stations in New Zealand, Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and as far away as Macedonia and Belgium. Get lit up at The Rails on Friday.