Im a friend of the band so i feel i can write this, if not without bias, at least without sounding big headed!
Splinter is a top class band sppearing in venues in Hampshire, particularly the Portsmouth/Fareham/ Petersfield/Liphook areas, but happy to travel into SW Surrey..
They are a brilliant band comprising four musicians who have been together for a few years, but have each separately been in the music business for many more years in other bands. .
As well as great reviews from pubs, clubs, music fans and event, festival and party goers, they have also earned the respect of other local musicians..
The factor that gives Splinter the edge is that each of the individual members is highly musically talented and a creative perfectionist. And they work well as a group. So bringing them together makes a truly great sound.
They play classic rock covers but also have their own unique, exciting and polished original music which they love to perform and it always gains a lot of positive reviews.
However, the band recognise that at many venues and events, people want to hear what they know, so they have built up a large repertoire of covers of classic rock and a few blues with one or two quirky and unexpected additions (e.g. A short section of the Pink Panther theme tune!) to make people smile.
When requested, they are happy to throw in a couple of their own songs which true music lovers always appreciate.
They play in pubs and clubs and for private parties, events and functions, and have also appeared at several festivals, where they gained great acclaim..
Splinter were invited to play at the Wickham Festival in 2014 which was a great success and as a result, they were given a prime time slot there in 2015. They have also played at Portsmouth s well known music venue, the Wedgewood Rooms, and at the Summer Love festival in the New Forest, the Gosport Festival and others.
They have regular gigs at a number of Hampshire pubs and social clubs and have played for a Black tie event at Old Thorns Golf and Country club for the Hampshire Firemen s charity ball.
They can be relied on to get the party going from the very first number and keep people on the dance floor till the end of the event.