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Gigstory! – How Zebrahead Became One Of My Favourite Bands

Welcome to a feature that will be published every other week. I go to a lot of gigs and there are always little stories that come out of them that I always want to tell someone so what better place to do it!

How Zebrahead Became One Of My Favourite Bands

The only photo I got of Zebrahead from the first time I saw them

I think Zebrahead’s are in my top 5 bands I have seen the most live. I first came across them as a support act for Bowlinf For Soup in 2007. They approached the stage with so much attitude that I instantly liked them, I had a few years without a favourite band as the break up of Blink-182 sort of left me with a huge hole in my heart and this was a band that easily fitted that.

The gig in Southampton

I saw them live a few months later, as I bought birthday tickets for my friend to see them on their own tour of the United Kingdom, This time, it was a tiny pub in Southampton with a really small stage and it was phenomenal. They were great as a support but blew me away as the main act.

The band as Bowling For Soup support act the second time

The next time I saw the band was a year later as the support on a different Bowling For Soup tour and this time I got to meet the band afterwards which was pretty cool. I always get nervous meeting members of bands I am a fan of but with Zebrahead I found them really down to earth and easy to talk to.

Meeting the band

After all these gigs, there was a massive gap as to when I saw the band next, They were (and still are) one of my favourite bands but life got in the way and when they did tour the UK I couldn’t go and see them live for many reasons.

Zebrahead in 2019 in London

In 2019, I saw the Zebrahead were returning to the UK and I had to go along, It may of been nearly ten years since I had seen them live but they were still amazing. The energy in their concerts is mind blowing and it was great to see that it was still there.

The 2019 gig in London

In the last year they have had their co-lead singer and guitarist Matty leave the band and now have a new member called Adrian. The new music the group are producing is fresh, exciting and a whole new style for the band and I cannot wait to see them live yet again to witness the new energy in the flesh.

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