Formed in the first quarter of 2010 following turbulent times in not just the local music scene, but the UK, Gareeda formed over a mutual taste in music, principles and methods of consuming bourbon.
The original line-up of Stu Gordon, Tommy Concrete, Michael Branagh & Toni Martone quickly entered the studio and started writing the first album. Following an offer to join The Exploited as guitarist, lyricist and singer Tommy had to step aside due to touring commitments. Following a search of replacements, Gareeda recruited Stu Lillis to take the mic, bringing his own take on Tommy's outstanding lyrics.
Mixing all the best bits from blues, metal, rock and roll and booze, Gareeda's sound is unforgettable. This is a band that is here to stay. And although, the time from inception to public unveiling has been longer than other bands, it proves the band's intent and dedication.
The band entered Edinburgh's Chamber Studio in September 2011 with producer and engineer Graeme Young to record the album. Produced by the band and Graeme the 11 track album will be released through Code 7/Plastic Head on 11th June 2012, and will be supported with extensive touring.
At the start of 2013, the band parted ways (on good terms) with singer Stu Lillis and will be moving forward as a trio.
Expect new tunes to start emerging soon!