De Soto Firefly
De Soto Firefly
Chris’s drum part complemented the song perfectly and the search for a bass player began. With perfect timing Chris’s lifelong friend Chris Pepper [bass] returned to Glasgow and immediately completed the line-up. All huge fans of rock music, De Soto Firefly naturally took on a heavy sound. Without ever discussing how the band was meant to sound they found themselves creating music influenced by all their heroes (Pink Floyd, Metallica, Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, Queen, The Stones, etc.) but unique to themselves. Pepper and Chris added to Stuart and James’ original ideas to create songs which, although heavy, were also melodic and inventive.
As time progressed and the band became more comfortable working together, Pepper introduced his own songwriting skills into the fold adding another dimension to the band’s sound. They decided on their moniker after James, travelling along Route 66, took the photo of the classic American Desoto which appears on the cover of the Almost Perfect EP. Adding the word “Firefly”, the band were finally ready to perform. De Soto Firefly have since played several times in Glasgow at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, QMU at Glasgow University, ABC, Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow Barfly, 13th Note and the Glasgow Arches . They recorded their debut EP Almost Perfect with Andy McGregor of Blind Pew (A List Records) on recording and production duties and released their second EP Cutoff Frequency in August 2006. Both EPs are available on iTunes and various other online stores. Chris McGuire was replaced in early 2007 by Grant Kerr [drums] from Carlisle. After a period of intense rehearsing De Soto Firefly Mark II made its debut performance at The Classic Grand, Glasgow in July 2007. All four tracks from The Firefly's latest EP, World's End, can be heard and downloaded by clicking here. www.desotofirefly.com Read more on Last.fm.
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