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Team Member: Gareth Rooke

Hi I'm Gareth, A foolish Welshman that has found himself living in Scotland. I adore live music and this all started back in University when a friend dragged me along to my first gig and I saw Travis. From then on I spent a lot of time going to see bands from rubbish uni bands that had formed one drunken night to the mighty Blur. When I finished uni there was a 10 year gap between gigs (long story). Now though, on any given day of the week I can be found in the venues of Glasgow. With regards to my music taste I love anything with great lyrics and heavy drums. When I was younger (and still am) I was obsessed with a band called Alisha's Attic. When not at a gig I will be found at my computer playing games like Prison Architect, Hearthstone and Wolfenstein.

Gareth Rooke's Articles:

Megalomatic, Twin Heart, Peur and Mantis Toboggan at Stereo, Glasgow

Gareth Rooke reviewed Megalomatic's two year anniversary show that featured suppot from Twin Heart, Peur and Mantis Toboggan. The evening took place at Stereo in Glasgow and here is what the thought...

Area 11 San Tour In Glasgow. With Support from Yeah Detroit

Area 11 are a perfect fusion of J rock with western rock. The electric rock feel to their songs gives you a fun, happy feel and it shows on stage as they really know how to have fun. It felt that like they were just jamming in the garage and you (and 150 others) were just watching them have a mess around. Read full review here...

Orchard Hill, Callahan, White Clouds and Gunfire, Marty Jackson & Pacific View @ O2 Academy 2, Newcastle

Orchard Hill, Callahan, White Clouds and Gunfire, Marty Jackson & Pacific View played the O2 Academy 2 in Newcastle and Gareth reviewed the evening!

Altered Sky Take On The A-Z Questionnaire Challenge!

Altered Sky took on the A-Z Questionnaire challenge with the questions provided by Gareth Rooke. Featuring; Dave Grohl, Lions and chasing Seagulls!

Leopards, Pavilions and Stations @ Bumpers, Liverpool

Gareth Rooke stopped in Liverpool to see one his favourite live acts; Leopards who has support from Pavilions and Stations. Here is what he though of the evening...

Faux, Our Nameless Boy and Tom Ray @ Winchester Gate

Gareth Rooke went and saw Faux on their first headline tour with Our Nameless Boy and Tom Ray as support and here is what he thought of the proceedings...

Sirens In Delta, We Are Aurora, Newpoint, 12 Stories High @ Ivory Blacks

Gareth Rooke went to see Aurora, Sirens In The Delta, Newpoint and 12 Stories High at the Ivory Black. Here is his review of the evening...

Young Guns, DEAD and Nothing But Thieves at The Garage, Glasgow

Gareth Rooke reviewed Young Guns, DEAD and Nothing But Thieves at The Garage, Glasgow!

We Came From Wolves, A Sudden Burst Of Colour, Divides and Enemies of The State @ 02 ABC2 Glasgow

Gareth Rooke went and saw We Came From Wolves, A Sudden Burst Of Colour, Divides and Enemies of The State at 02 ABC2 Glasgow and gave his thoughts on the evening...

Attention Thieves, ACODA, Bear Arms and Donnie Willow at Broadcast, Glasgow

Gareth Rooke reviewed Attention Thieves, ACODA, Bear Arms and Donnie Willow at Broadcast, Glasgow!

Beartooth, Dead Harts and The Color Morale At Studio 24, Edinborough

Gareth reviewed Beartooth, Dead Harts and The Color Morale At Studio 24 in Edinborough!

This Wild Life, As It Is, Seaway and Boston Manor @ King Tut’s Wah Wah

Gareth Rooke reviewed This Wild Life and As It Is co-headline date at the King Tut's Wah Wah, with support from Seaway and Boston Manor.

Press To Meco, Twin Heart, Sea of Crowns and A Sudden Burst of Colour @ Audio, Glasgow

Gareth Rooke went and saw Press To Meco (and supports) at the Audio in Glasgow and here is what he thought of the night...

Fearless Vampire Killers, Don’t Look Down, Life on Standby and Annisokay @King Tut’s Review

Fearless Vampire Killers, Don't Look Down, Life on Standby and Annisokay @King Tut's Wah Wah!

David Ward Announces Imminent UK tour

With his impending UK release of 'Transitioning', David Ward will be moving to the UK from Canada on the 1st September for a three-month residency for his tour.

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