10 GAUGE – I’m Broken
For fans of: Metallica , Black Stone Cherry, Lynard Skynard
Old-school rock is back… and it gets a contemporary twist from the sensational British hard-rock outfit — 10 GAUGE.
Musically and sonically, 10 GAUGE return to the rhetoric and style of the late 1980’s & early 1990’s to play their exciting brand of rock with the same dedication and inner strength as bands like Metallica, Megadeth and, of course, Iron Maiden.
But the 10 GAUGE musicians were raised on a diet of alt-rock, so although they might be inspired by the greats of NWOBHM, they are not obsessed with the notion of trying to reinvent the vintage sounds. So, for example, tough alternative hitters such as Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry are big influences on their playing and compositional style.
10 GAUGE believe in making broad-shouldered, hard-wearing, durable rock. They put on a show and they create strapping-great sounds filled with power and melodic perception.
The band centres around TJ (lead guitar) and Rob Jewson (vocals) with Kieran Best also on guitar. The lasting rhythmic oomph comes from Gareth Dearing (on bass) and Neil Felgate (on drums).
“We’re private people,” TJ says “With households to run and family obligations – but we’re not building a fortress around our band… On the contrary — we want to sweep-up our audience. We want to bring our fans into our family circle, we want to embrace them.”
This promising arena-band, based in Hertfordshire on the outskirts of North London, is already showing signs of great potential. The five-piece create some powerful ballads and scandalously addictive adrenaline pumps of testosterock. Their ingenious intuition and spirited resolution comes from an ingrained sense of companionship.
Their credo: toil and graft brings revelry. Their hard-rock/alt-rock numbers, often reminiscent of Maiden-cum-Metallica, have brute force and unbridled energy. It’s as if the band possesses unlimited potential. The guys are proud of their work ethic. ”We took our band name from the type of harder-hitting, fret-buzzing, 10-gauge strings we fit onto our guitars… The name adapts well to the nature of our sound because our songs have a high carbon content and a steel core… We believe we play with an exacting consistency and optimal performance — we’re never wound too tight.”
This work-hard band are united by strong relationships and common interests, and that’s how the guys accumulate their energy so efficiently. Their close bond is the fissionable material that gives their songs a distinctive euphoria, a crackling rockiness and, ultimately, that deep emotion.
ABOUT THE SONG
The song is about taking things for granted, or showing you that you shouldn’t. Takes us through the stereotypical ‘had it all and lost it’ example of bad choices and realising that you need to ask for help to regain control or to move forward, and in the end how asking is not the bad choice it is the correct choice. The main premise is to be able to ask for help when you need it.