LIGHTNING GUSTO is a "One Man Rock & Roll Band" from Storsteinnes, northern Norway, inspired by classic rock and powerpop acts like The Beatles. The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Big Star, The Knack, Bob Mould, The Undertones, Manic Street Preachers, Matthew Sweet, Foo Fighters and many others.

Alf Vesterelv; vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel, keyboards & synthesizers, bass, drums programming & percussion.

Formed: January 1st, 2016
Location: Storsteinnes, northern Norway.

Q: What's GUSTO??? 
A: Hearty, keen or vigorous enjoyment, especially in the performance of an action: Example: the show was performed with great gusto... Synonyms: enthusiasm, delight, relish, zest, spirit, fervor.


*It doesn't have to be perfect but it has to be fun and that's what rock 'n' roll music is and should be all about. Having Fun. Like the great audio pioneer and record producer Joe Meek once wisely said; if it sounds right, it is right. I like that philosophy.

Hail Melody! 

Alf Vesterelv ¤ Lightning Gusto, March - 2018.
-  @lightninggusto.com  -

-  Musical Inspirations ........
The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Big Star, Jethro Tull, UFO, Blue Oyster Cult, The Sweet, The Knack, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Frank Zappa, Rory Gallagher, Judas Priest, Metallica, The Rainmakers, Georgia Satellites, Jason & The Scorchers, Dio, AC/DC, Stan Ridgeway, The Jayhawks, Wilco, Son Volt, Foo Fighters, Velvet Crush, Tommy Keene, Buffalo Tom, Teenage Fanclub, Bob Mould, Smashing Pumpkins, XTC, Michael Penn, Redd Cross, Cotton Mather, Manic Street Preachers, The Undertones, Ruth Ruth, Dum Dum Boys, The Posies, Weezer, Counting Crows, Crowded House, Midnight Oil, Matthew Sweet, Faith No More, Pearl Jam, Jason Falkner, Wanderlust, Against Me!, Gaslight Anthem,  Biffy Clyro, Ghost and  many, many others.....