Rok 'n' Roll at Rokit Presents: The Lysergics

Posted on

Rok'n'Roll continues and as we enter the world of psychedelia, we have The Lysergics, a cool band that will certainly bring back the atmosphere of swinging London in more than just the clothes!

Put together by Fabio Mongelli in August 2007, these guys have performed at some seriously well known venues in London, including the iconic The 100 Club!

We've asked Sarah and Fabio to share with us some of their music and style inspirations.

ROCK'N'ROLL IS:

S: My way of life

F: All! Rock'n'Roll is my religion!

WHEN LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION:

S: I turn to Steve Winwood, Dr John and Ray Manzarek

F: Day life, good and bad dreams, past psychedelic experiences, LOVE

YOUR STYLE AND MUSIC ICONS ARE:

S: Jimi Hendrix, early Pink Floyd, P.P. Arnold and Mariska Veres (Shocking Blue)

F: Syd Barrett, The Music Machine, The Stooges, Black Sabbath, The Ramones

GO TO GEAR ON STAGE:

Any vintage 60s/70s attire (flares, waistcoats and paisley patterns) and a Vox Jaguar or Farfisa Organ

THIS SUMMER IS GOING TO BE ABOUT:

S: Rehearsing and gigs with the Lysergics

F: Blowing people's minds

IDEAL SIX GUESTS FOR THE ULTIMATE DINNER PARTY:

S: My boyfriend, Fabio, Twink, two close girlfriends and maybe Graham Coxon from Blur.

F: Iggy, Ozzy, Ziggy, Twink, Sarah Gonputh and Brigitte Bardot!

A SONG THAT SUMS UP YOUR MOOD RIGHT NOW:

S: Bike, by Pink Floyd

F: Le Orme 'Ad Gloriam

The Lysergics' debut album was released in 2014 for digital download and the vinyl is out now on Clostridium Records , May 2015. The recordings feature Eleonora Claps on drums and backing vocals.

You can hear them next:

Saturday 25th July: Rathersts, Exit Club, Dusseldorf, Germany