Funk rock trio Gekko take to the stage

PSYCHEDELIC funk rockers Gekko will be performing in Hitchin next week. The three-piece are Mark Sullivan (vocals, guitar), Justin Beattie (bass, vocals) and John Budge (drums). Formed in Stevenage in 1999, the band describe their first gig, where they p

PSYCHEDELIC funk rockers Gekko will be performing in Hitchin next week.

The three-piece are Mark Sullivan (vocals, guitar), Justin Beattie (bass, vocals) and John Budge (drums).

Formed in Stevenage in 1999, the band describe their first gig, where they played in front of 250 people at Knebworth, as a "baptism of fire".

Since then, the trio have gone on to play more than 150 gigs, including a support slot with WGC rockers The Subways.

They have also performed at a number of festivals, including Stevenage's Rock in the Park, Mayfest and Togfest.

Influenced by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Red Hot Chilli Peppers among others, the group's "psychedelic funk rock sound" is definitely worth a listen.

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Judge for yourself when Gekko come to Club 85 on Friday, March 13, alongside Instill, Weightloss and Debt Collectors.

The music starts at 7.45pm and will finish at 11.45pm.

Tickets cost �5 and are available on the door at the Whinbush Road venue.

For further information log on to www.myspace.com/gekkoband