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OBSERVING THE GHOST

Heaven Is Sleeping (Live)

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OBSERVING THE GHOST

Heaven Is Sleeping (Live)

10 Jan 2012 date joined

England, Hampshire

Brad Dorey Vocals/Guitars/Production

James Herrity Vocals/Guitar

Ben Ysselmuiden Bass/Keys/Vocals

Billy Higgs Drums

Ben Brockway Guitars/Electronics/Vocals

Biography

OTG are a new musical experiment conducted by Brad Dorey & James Herrity. Joined by Ben Brockway, Billy Higgs & Ben Ysselmuiden we aim to make the biggest music we can, with as much emotional depth as possible. The band are made up of members of previous successful local bands from the Portsmouth/Southampton area, a local \'supergroup\' if you will.

From the electronic layers of Radiohead, the anthemic/spacey guitars of Angels & Airwaves, the melodic power of Placebo, the in your face raw feel of the Foo Fighters, the musical intelligence of bands like The Mars Volta & Incubus, topped with the experimentation of bands such as Pink Floyd; this band have influences all over the show creating a very powerful blend of all of the important aspects above.

The Ghost began in February 2011 when Brad, James & Billy began writing together. They recruited Ben Ysselmuiden a week before their first show at The Talking Heads in Southampton in early April & then later on in June Ben Brockway joined completing their landscape of sound. In the short time they have been together they have already played legendary venues such as The Wedgewood Rooms (Portsmouth), The Joiners (Southampton), The Railway (Winchester) & are building a reputation across the south as a must see live act, as well as drawing attention from promoters, managers & labels across the UK already.

They began work on their debut EP in May & on 03/09/2011 the Ghost finally released \'We Will Find The Sun\' for free download (limited time only). They produced & recorded the EP themselves. The Ghost plan to really kick things off in 2012, releasing their music on all major download sites, creating merch, shooting music videos & touring in support of the EP as well as gigging as much as possible locally to keep building on the growing fan base. The Ghost has only just begun!

Influences

Placebo/Incubus/The Mars Volta/Pink Floyd/Angels & Airwaves/Radiohead

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