GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HARD ROCK FOUR PIECE ‘ELECTUS’ AND THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘TICKET TO NOWHERE’

What  are your names?

Russell Peake (Vocals & Rhythm Guitar) Mick Hales (Drums) Dan Smith (Bass) Peter Checkley (Lead Guitar)

 

What is the band name? 

ELECTUS

 

What is your genre of music?

HARD ROCK

 

Give us a little bio about you as a band and as individuals.

 
ELECTUS can be accredited to Rhythm Guitarist/Vocalist Russell Peake in early 2008 when he knew that it was time to form a group that would satisfy his hunger & Passion for Hard Rock Music.
 
As the music progressed concentrating on songwriting from 2003 & from the initial acoustic 
recordings & occasional touring the song list grew, the line-up expanded to welcome Dan Smith in 2014 on Bass. 2015 the band welcomed Mick Hales on the Drums & Pete Checkley on Lead Guitar! 
With a lineup complete ELECTUS! wasted no time learning the material and launching onto the UK gigging circuit.
ELECTUS! has no boundaries blending all the elements which have influenced the band along 
with melodic chorus lines giving the band the breathing room to experiment their passion.
 
ELECTUS will always create music which conjures the full range of emotions & deliver a Visual live performance that leaves the audience thinking “WOW!… More Please!”…
 
~ 2014 Dan Smith Joins ELECTUS! on Bass Guitar
~ 2015 Mick Hales joins ELECTUS! on Drums
~ 2015 Ross Kane joins ELECTUS! on Lead Guitar
~ 2015 Peter Checkley replaces Ross Kane on Lead Guitar
~ 2015 Complete recording of the ELECTUS! Debut album “The Dark”
~ 2015 The band embark on a promotional tour throughout the U.K. 
~ 2015 Submission’s to the Rock & Metal media hardcopy & online formats.
~ 2016 Complete Promo Video for “Just for One Night”
~ 2016 Dedicated ELECTUS! VEVO channel goes “LIVE!”
~ 2016 Dedicated ELECTUS! Online Radio Channel goes “LIVE!” 
~ 2016 Continued Promotion & touring around the U.K. 
~ 2016 Complete Promo Video for “Rider”
~ 2016 Complete recording for the NEW ELECTUS! Debut album due November 2016
~ 2016 Complete Promotion & touring plans for the debut album
~ 2016 Commence promotion for the NEW ELECTUS! Album
~ 2017 Commence touring for the NEW ELECTUS! Album release….
 
We have a young / mature / flexible approach as a band, “If you can tap your feet, dance & sing to it & if i would buy it? It’s in”. Says the founding member & principle songwriter…
 

How did you meet each other?

 

I (Russ) Have Known Mick (Drums) for 30 years.. we have been friends since we were kids, & we have been in bands together previously.. I met Dan (Bass) applying for a bass player back in 2012 & Peter through the same musicians wanted column online in 2015

 

Describe each other in one word.

Visual, powerful, Smooth, & cute.. respectfully..

 

Are you a signed?

We are not signed YET!

 

You just released the new track ‘Ticket To Nowhere’ , tell us more about it

all our songs are based around relationships good & bad.. Ticket to Nowhere is about being in an uncomfortable situation we sometimes find ourselves in.. get me outta here.. kinda thing..

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW TOO;

 

What was the recording process like?

i write & record the songs acoustic first.. then take it to guys, if they like it they put there input & emotion into the song before we go to the studio..

 

Describe each track in three words.

1 – Ticket to Nowhere – Classic Hard Rock

2 – I Wanted You – Great Driving Song

3 – Slip Away – Melodic Hooky Chorus

4 – Saved – Salute the fallen

5 – Another Like Me – Met your Match?

6 – Freakout – Alien Sex Machine

7 – Light in the Sky – Rockers Love Song

8 – Running Around – Living Fast Hard

9 – Summertime – Ultimate Love Song

10 – Angel Dust – Relationship Closure of. 

 

It also has a fantastic video, tell us more about the video process.

I Produced the Film for the Backdrop special screen effects, & NJR Media filmed the Band on stage with the screen in the background – The girls couldnt wait to dance.

 

What is next for you all? 

More Promotion / Touring

 

Do you have any collaborations in the works?

Musically i have been writing songs for a new Female Fronted Rock Band called KALLON, the lead singer is Kim Izzard who guests on our album singing backing vocals, on a couple of songs.

 

Would you be up for collaborating with other bands or artists, if so how could they contact you?

We’re always up for collaborating for shows & festivals we are contactable through our main website email info@electus-music.uk

 

Do you play any instruments?

I play rhythm guitar, Bass Guitar, harmonica, & im learning the piano also. 

 

Who are your influences?

I grew up with KISS, Led Zep, Sabbath, Megadeth etc, but i love many bands, from billy joel, Opeth, to ludovica einaudi

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

When im relaxed is when the melodys start to flow.. could be while im shopping, or chilling on the sofa.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

ID like think touring around the world with ELECTUS would the dream, enjoying life.

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

eat, sleep, Read, & the day job currently pays the bills, Desk Job.

 

Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?

Our biggest venue is the Genting Arena (previosly the NEC) in Birmingham.. a great venue to sell out to the home crowd

 

What would be your dream show to have your music played on? 

Wow, there’s a thought .. if its radio i want to listen to ELECTUS on daily rotation through Planet Rock, OR Radio 1, Kerrang!, Total Rock, Daily, TV? KERRANG, SCUZZ, Sky Arts.

 

If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?

Queen

 

If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?

KISS

 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 

Creatures of the Night – KISS

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

The Only Fate Is What We Make!

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and  just as an artist?

Be Yourself

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Stick it up the Flagpole & see who salutes it! – Lemmy

 

You get off a plane in your hometown, 

1/ where is the first place you visit – home

2/ where is the first place you see – Train Station

3/ where is the first food place you go and what do you get – Chinese – Sweet & Sour – Cantonese Style.

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 

Guitar, Band, Words, Name of the Venue, Directions to the Fire Escape

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Sure – Im Russell Peake – easy enough to find.. all can be found on our webpage www.electus-music.uk

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