Shining a lamplight on GC folk

Gold Coast five-piece The Lamplights have received airplay as far away as Macedonia. Fronted by the charismatic Ryan Gittoes, the energetic outfit combine folk, funk, roots and blues with world-class musicianship.

“We are a contemporary, Australian acoustic band and our genre surfs through storytelling folk, upbeat blues, Gypsy jazz and reggae tracks – all delivered with a sincere intention to connect with our audience,” they say.

Jason McGregor (current Australian Fingerpicking Guitar Champion), Ashley Perrow (guitar, slide guitar), Mattie Barker (bass, harmonica) and Mik Easterman (drums) join Ryan Gittoes to lift the hearts and hopes of everyone who hears them.

“We use our collective human experience and universal expression of emotions to draw upon as our inspiration,” the say.

They’ve got a special free show this month at Southport Sharks. You can catch them there on Friday 19 September from 8.30pm for free on the Sharks main stage.

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