Rock and Roll
Release date
04 December 2016
04 December 2016 | Rock and Roll

Rob and Denise interview the band “Others” at Cafe Colonial in Sacramento, CA on 12/3/16

Londoner Joe Colover came to LA in 2013 hoping to form a band that shared his vision of wild, unadulterated rock and roll.  Keen to find like-minded musicians, Joe soon found himself watching Metallica tribute band Cliff ‘Em All at the Viper Room, where guitarist John Hatfield instantly grabbed his attention with his phenomenal guitar technique and stage presence.  Call it coincidence, but in the following months they ran into each other on several occasions in bars and the streets around LA. Joe hesitated initially to approach him because of John’s greater experience – what would he think of this kid from across the pond? Around this time Joe also linked up with Motörhead manager Todd Singerman, after meeting at the Rainbow Bar and Grill.

When Joe and John finally jammed together something clicked, and they knew they were on the same page with what they wanted in a new band. Both had no place for gimmicks, but wanted to create something based on raw energy, honesty and feeling. It was about building on the original rock n’ roll which Joe and John both felt had gotten lost.

As Joe says, “It’s all about bringing the poetry and soul of blues, the aggression of punk and the rebellion of rock n’ roll together in a way that’s fresh and relevant today.”

Shortly after, bassist Jessie Sanchez came on board, bringing bone-chilling technical ability and power to the band. While looking for a drummer to complete the line-up, the three got busy contributing ideas and writing. Finally, the spiritual-yet-demonic Pat Martin (who’d previously performed with John) heard and liked the material, initially agreeing to help out the trio. They soon realized it was a perfect, permanent, mix, and OTHERS was born.

The four played their first gig at the famous Whisky-A-Go-Go on October 13, 2014, followed by regular appearances at venues in and around LA including The Rainbow and Viper Room, where the fledgling band paid their dues. In the summer of 2015, OTHERS were honored to be invited by Wendy Dio to play at the Ride for Ronnie/Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund event, in memory of Ronnie James Dio. Their first overseas gig followed shortly after, with the band performing a lively set at Expo Rock Tijuana, Mexico. Things continued to gain momentum when OTHERS were booked to play Motörhead’s Motörboat in September of that year, joining a line-up which included Anthrax, Slayer and of course the mighty Motörhead. Equally momentous for OTHERS was an invitation to open Lemmy’s 70th birthday celebration, at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in December 2015.

With the return of true rock n’ roll imminent, the future is bright for OTHERS.

Joe Colover – Vocals
John Hatfield – Guitar
Jessie Sanchez – Bass
Patrick Martin – Drums

OTHERS Online:
Twitter: @othersband
Instagram: @othersofficial


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