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Fastlayne / Bio

Formed in 1989, Fastlayne first came to prominence through their involvement in that years Rockfest in their home town of East Kilbride, appearing alongside Runrig, Gun and The Wake. After winning 1990's Tennents Live Battle of the Bands, they recruited Drunken State vocalist Robert Traish, fresh from the success of that bands acclaimed debut album "Kilt by Death". A Television documentary on Fastlayne as part of the Beat n Trax series brought further recognition and the band embarked on a sustained campaign of touring throughout the UK. Debut EP "Rock the West" received the backing of Radio Clyde DJ Tom Russell who as well as regularly playing it on his Friday night rock show, compered at many of the bands shows. A video featuring the band and the US Calendar Girls received the backing of MTV's Vanessa Warwick and the Headbangers Ball.Sell out gigs in London brought them to the attention of several companies and having signed to Mystic Records the band relocated to Wales to begin work on their first album. Sadly, only two songs from these sessions ever saw the light of day, receiving yet more airplay on Radio Clyde in particular, due to a dispute with the record company over distribution that led to the band returning to Scotland and a deal with Aberdeen based label Jemini. Continuing to tour heavily, playing with numerous bands such as Samson, Girlschool, Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, SAHB, Freak Power and Manny Charlton, the band were also attracting the attention of GnR management, home of Gun, Texas and Del Amitri. Unfortunately however, having just been announced by Kerrang magazine as their tip for the top as the next big thing, the band were sadly forced into early retirement in 1997 due to their drummers serious back problems and financial difficulties suffered by their record label. However, in 2010 the band reunited having recruited successful author, Rock Radio DJ and current Classic Rock Magazine online news editor Martin Kielty on drums. A debut performance at Glasgows Rockers saw the band cheered on by Gun members Jools and Dante Gizzi and a support slot with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band at the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh saw the band, quite literally "on fire" since the venue burned to the ground seconds after they left the stage!!! Other live appearances followed, including supporting Carcass guitarist Bill Steers offshoot Firebird at Stereo. Most recently the band played with The Union, Attica Rage and the Amorrettes at Paisleys 2 Rivers Festival in August 2012. They have also started recording again with original drummer Jim Clark.

General Info

Band Members
Bob, Casino, Gibby, Den, Jimmy C
Artist Name
Fastlayne
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/fastlayneband
Active Since
05/89
Genres
Rock / Classic Rock / Hard Rock

Contact Info

Location
Paisley, UK
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