Steve ‘N’ Seagulls are, basically, a YouTube lark gone horribly, horribly wrong. Back in the summer of 2014 a bunch of Finnish musicians played a hillbillified (yes, it’s a word) version of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” on their barnyard wearing the goofiest apparel possible and shot the darn thing on video. Eventually nobody got more punked than the band themselves, having to witness the video ramp up millions of views in just couple of weeks and landing the fledgling band on the websites and magazine pages of elite metal media, Guitar World, Revolver, Loudwire, Blabbermouth and Metal Sucks leading the way.
Following a strange logic, something like Steve ‘n’ Seagulls probably couldn’t even have been born anywhere else than Finnish countryside, Finland being the most effervescent metal band hotbed on the globe (53 heavy metal bands per 100,000 people) that even President Obama has acknowledged. However Finnish their origins, the Gulls’ chawbacon representations of legendary rock tunes sound astonishingly American and hit the spot like Georgia Apple Pie Moonshine: this stuff is sweet, fun and 140% proof – equally capable to get you hammered and to set you on fire!
Americana’s wild child, ClusterPluck, mixes bluegrass, folk, rock, and country into a hearty sonic stew. Throwing tradition aside, they utilize electric guitar, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, dobro, mandolin, banjo, and three part vocal harmony. This three piece band from Southern Illinois produces an up-beat, grassy energy with a little country jam for listeners of all ages to enjoy.
In December 2016, ClusterPluck released a 12 song full length studio album, “Thousand Miles to Go”. Currently, a follow up is being tracked and recorded. With their fan base steadily growing, “The Pluck” has, and continues, to tour throughout the country.
They have played various well known venues including: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom & Cervantes’ Other Side (Denver, CO), Delmar Hall (St. Louis, Mo), The Bottleneck (Lawrence, KS), Georges Majestic (Fayetteville, AR), Rose Music Hall (Columbia, Mo) and The Old Rock House (St. Louis, MO), as well as music festivals including: Wakarusa, Harvest Festival, Summer Camp, and Revival.
This band of hungry songwriters are hitting the road, and are ready to come to a town near you.