Listen to 'The Biotics'
Benji Tranter writes about his involvement in the Herefordshire band The Biotics
LI have recently begun to take an interest in the music scene of Hereford and its surrounding areas.
Why? I have become involved with it myself through playing live gigs with my band. But before this I had little to no interest in it at all. This worries me because I think that this is probably the case with a lot of young people my age. Sure, most people love music, and everyone has their own diverse tastes with music, and that’s fine.
Just for a second, I need you to think of music, as food. And we all love food don’t we? But, at the moment everybody is importing all their food from overseas, which is fine for things that we don’t grow here. But nobody is buying any local produce. And if you would only pop over to the market to have a look at what’s for sale, you might actually be interested.
So you see; the local musical talent needs to be actively supported by everyone around or it will collapse. So just like with food, if we get some local produce as well as from outside providers, we can have a happy, healthy, environmentally friendly musical diet.
My aforementioned band is called The Biotics, and we’ve been together since January of 2008. We consist of: Myself (Bass and Vocals), Max Lichtenstein (Guitar) and Luke Morgan (Drums).
We started out with a few cover songs but soon began writing our own material between us. We are constantly writing and our set list is transforming. About three months ago we recorded three of our songs at Shed Studios in Bodenham.
Our band website is... www.myspace.com/thebiotics
If you’d like to taste our music feel free to have a look around. We list all of our
gigs on the website and there are bound to be plenty of gigs happening in Hereford. Keep an eye out for the Jailhouse, it acts as a host to many a great Hereford gig. You can find out about gigs there at www.myspace.com/idlehandsclub