LIGHTNING GUSTO is a "One Man Rock & Roll Band" from Storsteinnes , northern Norway, inspired by bands and artists like The Beatles. The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Big Star, Bob Mould, Against Me!, Manic Street Preachers, Matthew Sweet, Foo Fighters and many, many others. LIGHTNING GUSTO are ALL Powerpop, Alternative, Classic and Modern Rock, baked into one energetic, melodic and exciting experience.
Formed: January 1st, 2016.
Location: Storsteinnes, northern Norway.
Official Website: www.lightninggusto.com
LIGHTNING GUSTO are: Alf Vesterelv; lead & backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel, bass guitar, synthesizers, percussions & drum programming.
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.
*Rock 'n' roll doesn't have to be perfect but it has to be fun because that's what rock 'n' roll music is 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.
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.....