The Idle Gossip


Keyboard, Harmonica.


5/2015- We are CURRENTLY looking for a new DRUMMER

theidlegossip [at] comcast [dot] net

Established in 2011, the Baltimore-based group includes Michael Ayres on bass guitar, Michael “Stilts” Beck on Guitar, Jared Kuper on drums, Brian Gilbert on vocals and Brian Hartman on guitar.
Though their sound is hard to define, the band themselves refer to it as “extreme R&B.” A bit of punk, a bit of blues, a bit of rock, a bit of pop – despite their range of genres and techniques, the Idle Gossip’s music is clear and precise, as is their style. Dressing hard and smart, and armed with both catchy originals and classic hits from groups like The Small Faces to The Yardbirds, The Idle Gossip can be found taking over local haunts and even farther afield, travelling to tribute nights and scooter rallies to lend a note of inspired authenticity to their performances.
The Idle Gossip’s music appeals not just to mods, but to skins, garage rockers and everyone else. The band’s sound is as dynamic as their stage presence, and the energy they bring to any venue they play is a definite sign that The Idle Gossip are on their way up.”

Screen name:
Member since:
Aug 21 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
41 years


Nine Below Zero, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Slade, The Rolling Stones, The Jam, The Circles, Dave Clark Five, The Purple Hearts, The Chords, The Who, The Strypes, R&B, Blues Rock

Members Of Band

Ayres: Bass
Stilts: Guitar
Brain: Guitar
Gilbert: Vocals


Past Events