Inglorious serve up hard rock at top Southampton venue

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Hard rock band Inglorious play The Brook in Southampton on Tuesday, February 23 to coincide the release of their debut album.

Spokeswoman Maria Lundy said: “Inglorious are five young men with a mutual love and respect of the classics of Hard Rock music, big guitar riffs, and soulful vocals. Their influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of Rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born.

“The same albums that have inspired generations of musicians and performers are noticeably evident when you listen to the Inglorious debut album. This is the music they were born to play together - inspired by bands in the classic rock genre as diverse as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, to name a few.

“Formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Nathan was looking for like-minded musicians that desired to make incredible rock music in a very honest fashion.

“Nathan thought to himself, “Why are those classic albums so awesome?” He realised it was because the musicians were recording in an organic way; they could track it live and capture amazing energy.”

Nathan takes up the story: “Not only in rock but in Motown and even classical music they tracked everyone in the room at the same time. The air movement from a bass drum, that same excitement you get when you perform, and that’s exactly how I wanted the album to feel.

“For so long people have been hiding mistakes, singers using auto tune to make them sound perfect, double tracking to make it sound bigger and using click to play in time. There is none of that on this album.

“This record is about vibe, feeling, excitement, energy and performance of songs we all wrote together. That’s how it came out that day and it will never be exactly the same again. We captured a series of moments that make up our debut album.”

Inglorious is composed of rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver. Wil, from the northeast of England, is the youngest member of the band whose heroes include Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather (Toto).

Colin and Phil both hail from Somerset, and have played together in bands for 17 years (at one point, both were signed to Mick Fleetwood’s label while Phil was still at school). Phil’s Bonham-like groove, great snare work and exciting fills, combined with Wil’s solid bluesy rhythm playing and Colin’s fat, gritty bass sound, make for a formidable rhythm section.

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