‘I think theatrics are important because if you’re on a stage, you’re there to give a show, and you can present a song visually as well as playin’ it; you just try not to overdo it.’
A picture now begins to emerge; Steve Gibbons, boy gunslinger and full-time rock ‘n’ roller has got his band I The Gibbons Gang?), realizes it takes a lot of money to get him in front of people to play, and also realizes that those people deserve a show, not a structured rehearsal. While he tries to balance the money with the media, the third factor enters –music. It’s the foundation; without it- glub!
‘Rock ‘n’ roll is so powerful in its’ simplicity that if you start to stray too far, it loses a lot of its’ substance.’ Walking the line and trying to balance all these features, it’s not difficult to see why many deserving bands never go over the top; the Steve Gibbons Band are one of the lucky ones who got the record company break they needed and then knew how to put themselves before the public.
Steve Gibbons: ‘When the band first came together it was very barren musically; it had reached a peak, then a descent and it was right at rock bottom…we had to start really from