Return of Thanks for GuilFestBy Joe Finnerty
July 11, 2012
A WOKING-based indie band is all set to rock out at GuilFest this year as it makes its festival debut.
Over the past 18 months, the four members of Return of Thanks have set about building up a fan base and promoting themselves across Surrey.
GuilFest will be a landmark moment for the band – made up of a lead vocalist on a synthesizer, guitarist, drummer and bassist – as they look to entertain a mass crowd for the one of the first times.
Drummer Aaron Davidson, 18, from Westfield, has built a studio in the back of his garden where the band can rehearse and record after first meeting in Trinity Studios in Knaphill.
When quizzed on what style of music they played, Aaron said it was a question he always had trouble answering as they do not fit into one category.
He explained: “People keep asking what it is like but it is a hard one. I would say our music is indie-rock, it is a bit like The Killers with the synth but all our songs we write, we try and make different to everything else.
“It is our first year at GuilFest so it should be good. This will be one of the bigger ones we have done. Playing in front of that many people will be a good atmosphere. I have been to GuilFest before and it is always good and you have the other bands so it is about meeting people and talking to people.”
Bandmates Rhys Adams, Morgan Adams, Harvey O'Donnell and Aaron will be performing on the Friday.