An up and coming Irvine band have been revealed as the town’s very own School of Rock group.
Sticks ‘N’ Stones are all former Greenwood Academy pupils and formed their band after attending a rock school workshop at Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre.
Joe Paton, 17, Steven Smith, 18, and Joe Fisher, 18, say they managed to form their band at the workshops.
Joe P said: “Through the rock school at the HAC, we got used to playing together and quickly started creating more music and playing shows as much as possible.”
Although the trio have only been under the Stick ‘N’ Stones umbrella since October, they’ve been eager to get into the studio and record some of their tracks.
The band have four demo songs available to listen to but they’ve also started recording some new material for their first release. Joe P said: “We are recording a set of songs produced by Chris Marr at Ayr College which we’re hoping to get finished soon.”
Sticks ‘N’ Stones have taken their name from a New Found Glory album of the same name, one of the many varied influences the band cite.
The tracks on their Reverbnation page show the diverse range of bands the group draw inspiration from.
Speaking on the varied influences the band have – including AC/DC and Muse – Joe P says each member brings a different aspect of music to the group to create their unique sound.
“We all have very varied music tastes so we draw on all of the music we’ve grown up listening to and that plays a part in the music we create.”
Catch Stick ‘N’ Stones live at Glasgow’s The Box on Wednesday, February 20.
To hear some tracks, including I Do, visit: http: www.reverbnation.com/sticksnstones2012. Or look on Facebook.