Adam Gostick

Drummer in Släck Alice

Hi I'm Adam. I'm 23 years old and I've been playing Drums for 7 years. I currently play in Släck Alice. I have supported Phil Campbell (Motorhead) and his band Phil Campbell &The Bastard Sons, Played many gigs, Recorded High quality tracks in the studio, been published in Planet Rock Magazine, had Radio Play all over the world and current in Släck Alice endorsed by Vocalzone & Vintage Guitars







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is everything. I have a song or band for every situation. Music is the only thing that is there for every situation and creating it means the world

What is your music dream?

Just to be in a gigging band. Making music is enough. I never thought I'd be endorsed or in Planet Rock Magazine

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

People to stop being so offended by minor things

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Sad But True by Metallica was the song that turned me to music and playing it

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Metallica are the all time favourites. Also Iron Maiden, Sabbath, Guns n Roses to name a few

What inspires you to make music?

Any big bluesy riffs

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That any situation can feel good if you push through

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Completely zoned out. I love every second but I forget an audience is there unless I hear them singing along or cheer at the end of a song.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Theres not much communication on the local scene nowdays. Lots of people calling themselves promoters and supporters who dont do anything for the scene. What needs to change is people should pay the small price to see a local band often times more intimate shows are an awesome experience

What do you think of Drooble?

Its a great concept and idea. But it really needs refinement

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The same as everything you do theres people who tell you thats you cant do something or that they know everything. Im a big believer that you never stop learning music the 'know it all' people get me most frustraited. And the lack of local music venues. That sucks

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Massively theres nothing more important. I personally show up to as many shows as I can and talk to bands. I support any deserving band and I gig some pointers where I can and I share their pages with other people

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Gotta be hard working and professional. You gotta put loads of work into everything you need as a band and you gotta be nice and professional when your at gigs or appearing somewhere. But you also have to promote yourself. No promoters are gonna promote you for free. You need to learn your audience and give what they want and then go get what you want

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Overseer are an awesome local band from Coventry they've only been together a year but watch out for them. Another band on the rise is Aramantus go check them out