FOLLOWING the release of their debut album “String to Tracks” on February 28, Cousti are pleased to announce they will perform at @ Bar, Montrose on Sunday, March 6.
The acoustic rockers came together in 2006 to write and record music based entirely on their own individual tastes and influences. Drawing on a wealth of experience spanning over four decades from the mid sixties to the present day, Cousti’s influences range from such early artistes as the Grateful Dead and the Eagles to Jackson Brown, Jackie Lomax and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
They take their audience through the seventies, eighties and nineties with everyone from Eric Clapton to U2 to more lesser known artistes like Big House. Using this enormous library of knowledge Cousti paint their music on a broad canvas.
In late 2006, completely by accident, Cousti won a competition run by the Glasgow fringe, then a branch of the world famous and prestigious Celtic Connections festival held annually in the city, and this inspired them to push on to the serious work of writing their debut album.
To date Cousti have written over one hundred songs and are still prolifically writing and constantly surprising themselves with the diversity of the songs they come up with.
To quote Pete Lamb, Cousti’s vocalist: “We write songs about how we feel without conforming to any standard set of rules.
“We like to concentrate on the feel and quality of the music rather than the genre it belongs to.”
Maybe this is why you’ll find it difficult to pigeonhole Cousti into any single category. In their own way the band are unique. Further details on their Montrose date from @ Bar on 01674 672152.