Eco Rhythm Machine
The nucleus of ERM's band first came together to play a one off gig at a company party over 10 years ago. Now, the band has reformed to take to the road again. Re-invigorated by the youthful enthusiasm of its new members, we have decided to take some time off from keeping construction sustainable, and to join in the fun at Construction Rocks. The band comprises an eclectic mix of styles and instruments including driving funk baselines, searing lead guitar and electric violin. The band has picked the finest environmental songs they could find for the big night.
Jack Smith | Lead Vocals
After having a keen interest in singing, Jack first joined a band at university where he studies Audio Engineering. He got the opportunity to practise, record, mix and master his band's work. Having a passion for 90's rock music, he tries to emulate this stylistically and always enjoys a good challenge.
Laura Gatdula | Violin / Backing Vocals
Laura first picked up the violin aged 4 and was classically trained to Grade 8 by age 17. She quit orchestral concert halls for the pubs and clubs of London and Paris, hitting the stage in a range of rock, folk and country bands. Highlights have been sharing the bill with Hot Chip and the Levellers.
Andre Pires | Guitar
Grabbing the electric guitar when was around 9 years old and blowing up his parents' house months later with a huge Marshall guitar amplifier. Andre founded his passion putting a band together, recording albums and touring countries playing what the world needs (Old school Rock and Roll). He just has to find the closest Marshall amp.
Steve Purnell | Bass
Steve is a Transport Planner and bass player. His heroes are Jaco Pastorius and James Jamerson. If he could come close to either of those he'd be a happy man If there are more than 4 band members please provide their details in a separate word document.
Sarah Sanders Hewett | Backing Vocals
Sarah has been known to sing. Occasionally in tune. She models herself on Gunther from the movie "Sing".
Michael Tomiak | Drums
Michael has formal qualifications and the Piano and Percussion. The Guildhall School for Music, based up at the lovely Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, in Suffolk allowed him to learn the drums whilst viewing the activities on the River Stour. Probably the reason he continued with the lessons. Growing up in Suffolk, he became swept away by the fun, happy, energetic, and optimistic lifestyle that pop-punk music seemed to bring to the table. This lead to the creation of a band, an EP, and many shows based in Suffolk and the East Anglian Region. Michael developed a taste for more space-themed punk music with time, and he likes to be influenced by the great emptiness of space and the feelings that that great unknowing evokes. Therefore Michael sites the following bands as influencers that got him up and out and into music: Busted, Blink182, Lit, A, Angels and Airwaves, 30 Seconds to Mars.
Mike Fraser | Guitar
Mike has played guitar in various bands over the years, including a 15 piece soul band in Oxfordshire. He loves a good groove, and will be hoping to get your feet tapping. He might even try a bit of a solo.