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Go Commando

Brighton's best musical export, except The Kooks...and perhaps The Levellers?!

Find out a little more about the guys

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Pete Lowe

Vocals & Guitar

When did you first start playing the guitar?
At 7 years old I started playing around with my dad’s guitar but I didn’t get beyond a few chords. I picked it up again when all of my school mates started learning instruments when I was about 15, I got into my first band and have been playing live ever since!

Which musician do you admire?
It’s got to be Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin, he can blow you away one minute and moving you to tears the next…properly awesome!

What is your favourite Band/ Artist?
It’s a tricky one this but at the moment its White Denim, a psychedelic blues/ rock band from Austin, Texas

What is your favourite part of a Go Commando gig?
I love the first song of the second set, everyone is warmed up from the first set. We jump onstage and blow the roof off with an awesome guitar riff…it always packs the dance floor!

Give three words that describe you
Ambitious, Practical, Motivated

What Three words would Mike & Ollie use to describe you?
Tall, Annoying, Noisy

What would you like Go Commando to achieve before you retire?
I’d love the band to start writing our own songs and start putting them out there, that would be cool!

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not playing with the band?
I’m a geek, I’ll always be found studying or reading something on my laptop

Ollie Green
Drums & Backing Vocals

When did you first start playing the Drums?
At the age of 11 my school music teacher suggested that I should start learning an instrument; so I picked the drums!  I soon got a little obsessed with them and through my time as a teenager and young adult I spent all my time practising and playing local gigs

Which musician do you admire?
Steve Gadd all the way!  He lays down a groove like no other.  He can, of course, whip some demon chops out but he plays for the song all the time – something I try to recreate in my playing!

What is your favourite Band/ Artist?
Always hard to name one but I’d have to go for Santana…His guitar playing is so lyrical and he surrounds himself with world-class drummers and percussionists who when play together create so much energy!

What is your favourite part of a Go Commando gig?
All of it!  But if I have to choose I guess I’d have to say the last run of songs of the final set.  The dance floor is always packed and the atmosphere is electric; both on stage and around the room!

Give three words that describe you
Hard-working, obsessive, busy!

What Three words would Pete & Mike use to describe you?
Late, loud, sexy

What would you like Go Commando to achieve before you retire?
World domination

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not playing with the band?
Either watching footy with my boys or going to the theatre with my wife and family.

Mike Turner

Bass & Backing Vocals

When did you first start playing the Drums?
When I was 12. I had been messing around with various instruments for a little while and after finding the bass and there was no looking back!

Which musician do you admire?
Definitely one of my all time top players has to be James Jamerson. He recorded on most of the Motown hits you’ve heard and his groove and tone are unparalleled

What is your favourite Band/ Artist?
Too many to choose a specific one, but my Spotify has been donning Supertramp a fair bit recently.

What is your favourite part of a Go Commando gig?
I love the very first song of the night! Whether it’s immediately after a first dance or cutting the silence at a party or function, everyone starts piling onto the dance floor and the party is in full swing!

Give three words that describe you
Consistent, Meticulous, Driven

What Three words would Pete & Ollie use to describe you?
Early, testosterone full, Definitely not a Chiropractor

What would you like Go Commando to achieve before you retire?
I would love for the band to play all over the world

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not playing with the band?
I’m often sitting behind my piano! Getting my head into some music theory and playing classic standards as I am currently sitting my Jazz exams!

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