No Xcuses not to get out in Middlesbrough!
Local rock band No Xcuses are soon scheduled to be appearing at the renowned Pirate Festival Show in Whitby.
So tside took the opportunity to speak to band member Jack Thornton about the band and his view on music.
Jack, 20, lives in Eston, and also performs as a solo acoustic act; performing guitar and singing, as well as playing guitar and singing for his band.
Jack joined the band just over a year ago and he says that he has thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Music is his passion and he wants to continue performing for as long as possible.
Jack and the rest of the band have performed at the Merlin pub in Billingham, O’Connells bar in Middlesbrough, the Music Lounge in Stockton, and various other locations around Teesside.
They are scheduled to be appearing at Doc Browns bar in Middlesbrough, as well as the Whitby pirate show.
No Xcuses perform rock covers of various rock and roll artists from the 70’s to the present.
Jack said that Australian bandACDC started him off, but he loves all kinds of rock music and always liked Alice Cooper’s style.
However, his major inspiration is closer to home.
“My dad has always been a musical hero of mine, since I was very young. I’ve never heard anyone play as well as he does when he gets on stage,” Jack said.
Jack says his father taught him the basics of guitar and he got interested in singing simply through wanting to try.
You can check out No Xcuses at Doc Browns – check out Doc Browns Thursdays on Facebook for more information and dates.