The members of Gekko came together in 2013 to display their talent in Kansas City, Missouri, proving their vitality and diversity of the alternative music genre. Their music easily transforms from funk into rock, then into jazz followed by additional transitions of postmodern, fat bass, intense guitar solos, and immersive drums. Gekko sets themselves aside from any other upcoming band with their uniqueness. The band’s easy going nature is complemented by the songs on this album, making it an enjoyable listen. With their album sounding like a conglomeration of Cage The Elephant, Beach Fossils, Sublime, early Arctic Monkeys and a mix of their own, it offers a new lively mix that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.
The live performance of Gekko is what really sets them aside from other musicians. Displaying their confidence in their talent, the band will improv in the middle of their songs. Gekko’s improv is what could be described as psychedelic heaven, as they explore each member’s owned defined set of skills allowing the audience to truly be amazed. Their live shows follow influences like Umphrey’s McGee, and quite possibly the skill set of them as well, making their live entertainment one to be consumed and appalled by.
Recommended If You Like: Umphrey’s McGee, Arctic Monkeys, Beach Fossils, Cage The Elephant, The Neighborhood, Sublime, Moe., Grateful Dead
Recommended Tracks: 1 (Shattered), 8 (Sebastians Curtain), 2 (Die), 3 (Seventeen), 4 (Lazer), 5 (Talk To You), 6 (45 Days)
Do Not Play: N/A
Written by Jessica Rosenberg on 02/04/2017