When three young Irvine lads met each other at church, they never expected to form Irvine’s newest band.
Craig Goodwin, Graeme Ferguson and Aidan Branch all formed Twisted Illusion with some other friends after meeting at the Church of Nazarene when they were younger.
Now, with the addition of Robbie MacMillan and Emma Kerr, their line-up is complete.
Craig plays guitar and sings, Graeme plays the keyboard, Aidan is the band’s drummer, Robbie plays bass and newest edition Emma plays violin.
Eighteen-year-old Craig says the addition of a violinist will make the band’s sound more accomplished.
He said: “Recently we have been finding ourselves using the word ‘new’ a lot.
“Our music has been changing and evolving and going in different directions and we feel Emma enhances this new sound we’re looking for.”
This changing sound that Craig talks about can be heard in its early stages on their Soundcloud page, where their demo tracks can be streamed.
Craig said: “Most of our music is inspired by everything in our lives, but perhaps our demos take influence from our own music tastes and the people we are subject to.
“Lyrically our songs ‘Temptation’s Disguise’ and ‘Pressure’ are more about letting go of social protocol and just living, but ‘Powerful & Cunning’ was described by the philosopher René Descartes.”
Stripping back all of the pretence, the Herald has to ask what three words would best describe their new band to our readers. Craig answers: “Loud, quiet, loud.”
With Twisted Illusion being a relatively new band, booking and getting gigs locally is crucial to their progression, Craig says that there is a need for local support.
“The local music scene is vital to us. It encompasses our fans and many of the bands we enjoy listening to and sharing the same stage.
“Without it we would not have the great musicians we listen to, past, present and future; popular or unpopular. We need it.”
Despite being a new Irvine band, the group are certain that a band’s breakthrough would be difficult, wherever they’re from.
“It’s difficult for aspiring musicians who come from anywhere,” said Craig.
“It’s a hard industry to get into, but if you work real hard for it and have confidence in your own ability and the message you want to put out there, then you’ll do well.”
To keep up-to-date with all of Twisted Illusion’s gigs head over to their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/twistedillusionuk.To hear demo tracks head to: www.soundcloud.com/twistedillusionuk.