Are The Chevrons ?
Pete, John and Cookie, otherwise known as " The Chevrons
", are one of the newest arrivals on the ever-growing
Sunderland rock scene.
band itself was the brainchild of Richy and Pete, who came up with
the idea at a " Smile " concert in August 2016.
came up with the name for the band whilst travelling in the car with
his family. Looking out the window he noticed a simple road sign
Chevrons Ahead ". From that moment " The Chevrons "
the band consisted of just three members, co-founders Richy ( drums
) and Pete ( guitar / singer ) who were joined by John ( bass ).
and newest member Cookie ( guitar ) completed " The Chevrons
" foursome in March 2005.
rehearsals took place at Sunderland studios " The Bunker
". Then, it was onto local pub " The Ivy House ",
where the band landed their first gig. In their own words " we
were crap ! ".
then, the lads have been gigging round the pub circuit in their home
town. Highlights to date have been performances at
" Vision " and being part of local band festival
" Futurefest " at " Ku - Club " on Easter
the band to move forward, the lads know that now is the time to get
down to some serious hard work.
Although our work and college commitments sometimes clash, we
realise the importance of fitting in as much practice time as
possible," says Richy.
is also set aside for writing their own material and in this respect
the lads draw their inspiration from such influences as The Who, The
Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd through to The Libertines.
looking for gigs, the lads are also working towards cutting their
first demo, the first step to spreading their own style of Indie
Rock to the masses.
Richy says "
anything short of world domination would be failure. "
( singer / rhythm guitar )
of the band with drummer Richy, Pete is the bands inspirational
frontman, having first got serious about music at the age of
fourteen. Ex- St.
Aidan's pupil, Pete is currently studying at the Newcastle
Performance Academy, newly opened in 2016.
Singer / songwriter Pete lists " himself " as his
own musical inspiration and is fast becoming a well known face on
the Sunderland music scene.
( drums )
pupil Richy is the original " Chef-ron " having studied at
Catering College, but like the others, his first love has always
been music. Known to
indulge in the odd senseless rant, whilst seemingly speaking in
another language, Richy is the driving force behind the band.
Richy's rock heroes are drumming legends such as Keith Moon and
Charlie Watts, amongst many others.
World domination remains Richy's goal and in his own words,
one things for sure, he'll certainly " give it some
( bass )
ex-St. Aidan's pupil, John is the " quiet man " of the
group. According to the
others, John has a fondness for herbal tea as well as a tendancy to
bump into things. Influenced by Jaco Pastorious, Roger Waters and
Pink Floyd, John plans
to study Business Economic Management in September 2005.
" Somebody's going to have to look after the millions
" says John.
11/4 - whatever the f*?! that means.
( lead guitar )
Monkwearmouth pupil, Cookie is technically the only "
Southerner " in the group, having been born in High Wycombe,
before coming to the North East with his Sunderland born parents at
the age of three. Like Pete, Cookie is studying at the Newcastle
heroes are Jimi
Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Slash and last but not least, Oasis. The
latter being much to the dismay of Pete. Favourite saying " I'm
sure that's not meant to fit in there."
10 November 2006