Primary Instrument: Band/ensemble/orchestra
Godsticks are a unique progressive-rock band from South Wales, UK. Formed in 2006, their love of various musical styles including prog-rock, fusion, rock, and pop have been melded together to create their own style.
Initially a cover band performing complex progressive music, Godsticks then began to immerse themselves in song-writing and develop their own unique song formats - borne out of a desire to create song arrangements they wanted to hear, but that were never present in the music of their influences.
Godsticks creates a heavenly fusion out of some unexpected sub-genres -- jazz, pop, rock and funk -- to recall the best work of artists like Jeff Beck, Mike Keneally, Level 42, Peter Gabriel, Steve Vai and Steely Dan.
Bill Meredith, (JazzTimes and Jazziz magazines)
Godsticks is smart, level-headed prog, forgoing angel-wings and flights of rhetorical fancy for a more focused, quirkier, even poppier groove - made that much cooler by the punchy fretless stylings of bassist Jason Marsh. Definitely worth a listen.
Bryan Beller, (Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Solo artist)