Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, Givers have been a burst of sunshine in an otherwise disappointing British summer this year! The quintet, made up of Taylor Guarisco (singer & guitarist), Tiffany Lamson (singer, ukulele & percussionist), Kirby Campbell (drums, programming & vocals), Nick Stephan (keyboards & flute) and Josh LeBlanc (bass guitar), have been making their own unique pop rock sound since forming in 2005.
We managed to steal an hour of their precious time whilst in the UK recently, in between promoting their debut album “In Light”, produced by Ben Allen, and it’s lead single “Up Up Up” and a number of UK dates.
Holed up in Dalston’s infamous Shacklewell Arms for the afternoon, Matt, along with our good friend Pete – who stood in for Joe as he was otherwise detained elsewhere – caught up with the band in between their busy promo schedule. After realising Matt’s ambitious dream of filming the band dancing on the bar top was soon to be dashed by the landlord, we settled for a new track with a wide variety of percussion instruments at the ready on one of the pub benches.
What followed was one of our favourite sessions to date! You can’t help but love these guys (and gal!) and their happy harmonies and infectious rhythms!
Givers are in the UK for another week or so playing at a number of festivals and venues hopefully near you! Go see… You won’t be disappointed!!