Underground Interview With Many More Band

ManyMoreBandMany More has been around since 1998 and has gone through several transformations. Mostly a cover/bar band in its early years. In the last few years the band has decided it was time to introduce their own sound.


In 2018, Many Mores debut album "Trippin' on Wires" features an edgier side to the group. In 2019, the follow up album "Still Tripping" with a more collaborative effort, showed some growth in song writing.


The latest album released in October 2022 "Seven More Minutes" the band was getting better at writing songs, and the response to the album showed this.


Lead singer, Fraser Mcleod, is the founder. He has been playing for over 20 years. He is a self taught guitar player, singer/song writer and has been concentrated on creating original music as "that's where

it's at". His musical influences are bands from 60's to 80's.


Guitar player, Chris Snowdon is also self taught, taking influences from a variety of genres from blues, rock, new country and of course classic rock. Chris has been kicking around playing for over 20 years

but once he met up with Fraser, he found a kindred spirit and has added to the collaboration on Many More songs.


Bass player, Adam Kelsey has been playing bass for 8 years, and as the youngest in the band, brings the awareness of social media to promote the band. The pictures on all the Many More Band's CD are pictures by Adam. Adam actually started playing drums as the drummer at the time was going to be leaving, but as it turned out he did not, which was good for the band as Adams has provide some great baselines to our songs.


Guitarist Marco Pereira, has been with the band for the last year and has added to the filling out of the electric sound. Marco already has some ideas for songs to contribute to our next album.


Drummer, "Pete" Cairney ... is old as dirt! Had been playing drums for over 20 years. He provided the beat on the debut album. Sadly Pete passed away late 2018.

Drummer Gary Lightowler, joined the band to take over the drumming. Gary contributed to the second album and then decided to move on.

Drummer Robb Smith, the power-house of drummers, took on the mantle and contributed greatly to the latest album. Robb has been playing drums for too many years to mention and has experienced life on the
road when he was younger. Robb moved across the country with his family which made it kind of hard to do live shows. (yes we are starting to sound like Spinal Tap)


The newest member, drummer Ron Armstrong who was thrown into the whirlwind having to learn our material at a quick pace due to live show commitments. Ron is very much eager to be apart of the next















What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music? How Would You Describe Your Sound?

Classic / Alternative Rock


How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?

The name came about in the 80's when multiple bands would come to down and at the end of the advertisement is would say "... and many more"


What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?

Mostly the 1970's and 1980's. We are still doing cover songs of artists that have influenced us.


What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?

Getting as many live performances as we can, while writing songs for our next album.


What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?

To get our music out there to as wide of an audience as we can.


What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?

Gonzoad ... we actually lead into it when playing live with Raise a Little Hell by Trooper


What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?

Expanding our audience, we have 3 albums that are all on streaming service, we just need that one boost to get more people interested


Whats Your Typical Songwriting Process?

Music first, then lyrics to fit the mood of the music. We all throw out ideas when we get together to practice, we just see what sticks. Fraser has a book of lyrics already written so sometimes he will rifle through it to see if it will fit with some of the ideas we have come up with.


How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?

It has helped get our music out there.


What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?

Trooper, Bowie, Billy Idol, Blackberry Smoke, Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, the Doors


What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?

We've all been involved in music one way or another, high school bands, local bands, garage bands, performing bands all on the side of our regular jobs


Any Advice For Young People Men or Women That Want To Succeed In The Music World?

Love what you do, and do what you love. A band is a family and no ideas are wrong (or stupid). Everyone has their own way of being creative. Patience!


How Do You Feel About Originality?

Love it ... its where everything eventually comes from.


Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?

We will keep at it as long as we can. We love playing music and when you get a crowd that is into it, it makes it all the better.