SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Steel guitar, Ukulele, Upright bass, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Formed in 2012, The Lonely Ghosts set out to create something different. Starting in an apartment bedroom, former member and founder Matt Hobbs and current bassist Rob Littlefield began to write and record ideas using a beat-up drum machine and an iPhone. As the ideas grew into fully realized songs, the duo recognized the potential and began searching to expand the project. The pair took their newly written songs and began performing at a local open mic, attracting the attention of drummer Nate Gruen and guitarist Matt Marrs. The band continued to write new material and refine their sound, resulting in the release of their self-titled EP in 2015.

The Lonely Ghosts recently collaborated with longtime friend and local hip-hop artist Eyenine on a full-length album, titled “A Reason For Departure.” Released May 5th 2019, “A Reason For Departure” provides a cutting social commentary on the current political landscape and takes listeners on a trip into the void beyond the stars.

Screen name:
thelonelyghosts
Member since:
Jan 03 2020
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
7
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
30 years

Influences

Drawing on influences such as Pink Floyd, STS9, Weezer, The Glitch Mob, and The Who, The Lonely Ghosts combine elements of indie rock, electronica, blues, hip-hop, and post rock to carve out their own unique slice of sonic landscape. The Lonely Ghosts marry ambient synth layers, intricate drum beats, and high-energy guitars to create a truly distinctive sound.

Members Of Band

Current:

Nate Gruen - Drums/Electronics
Rob Littlefield - Bass
Matt Marrs - Guitar

EQUIPMENT

Current Set Up:

- Custom Gibson SG guitar and Excelsior amp (Matt Marrs likes to build things)
- Orange Amp bass rig w/ custom 5-string bass
- A super hybrid drum-kit with: Tama Star Classic snare; vintage Ludwig kick; oversized 14" and 16" rototoms; assorted Paiste Colorsound 900 and 2002 cymbals.
- Ableton Live Standard
- MacBook Pro
- PreSonus HP60 headphone monitor
- Yamaha 12 Channel USB mixer

Ableton Live station next to drum kit to run backtracks and self recorded samples over live drums, bass, and guitar. (Think: Big Gigantic, or STS9).
In-ear monitor setup to run metronome, backtracks and individual levels to each member.

DMX lighting set-up in the works.

MUSIC