Thrash Gordon is the alter ego of Danny Young.
Initially started in 2014, the name Thrash Gordon had been set aside undeterminably before being chosen as the ironic name for an acoustic project. Thrash Gordon began as an outlet to release songs online that would otherwise go unheard.
'I'd written a few songs that I liked but they didn't fit well with my band at the time 'SpeedShot'. Instead of losing them forever I decided to record them at home, stick them online and get them out of my system'
The recordings eventually bulked up to form the first EP 'T ϟ G', which was followed by a few live dates to promote the release. Without a band to record or perform with, careful consideration was put in to how the songs should translate to the live stage.
'I didn't want to be another acoustic singer/songwriter tirelessly strumming away for 30 minutes, so I incorporated the use of mandolin and a foot tambourine to my set whilst bringing what I like to think of as a one man band rock n' roll energy'
After this short run of shows the mandolin and foot tambourine became staple features in songwriting, as well as the addition of harmonica and a home made stomp box. Over the summer of 2016 the second EP, 'T ϟ G II', was released and celebrated with a hometown headline show at Bedford Esquires. Work has already begun on a third release which can be expected at any moment.
'One of the best things about this project is I have ultimate freedom to write, record and release whenever I want. I like to think Thrash Gordon goes to show it's possible to get out there and do everything off your own back, including making your own instruments!'
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