My name is Eric Pratt, I am the guitarist and vocalist for Glitterknight. We are a new band from Las Vegas, and we want to introduce you to our debut album Insanely Jealous Lovers. At this point our music is rooted in the classic garage band/retro sound, driven by distorted guitars and a driving rhythm section, with the occasional ballad or two.
I have lived in Nevada since high school and have been a rocker all my life. I grew up tracking down all the great classic rock songs and listening to the hard rock and metal of my day as well. My love for the classics turned me on to a need for something different. This led me to getting more into college radio and alternative stations. The music could be straightforward and simple, or as complex as anything one would call “progressive.” It could be acoustic or electric. It could be old or new. As a college student in both Reno and Las Vegas, I turned on to The X, KRZQ, The now defunct KEDG (The Edge) and X 107.5. I listened avidly to KUNV, the college station for UNLV, and still do.
I practiced guitar and wrote songs since childhood, but only now have I successfully completed an album. I cut my teeth on all the diverse influences from mainstream and classic rock on up to college radio.
Don Hartley has been in the music business all his life. He is a veteran drummer who has played in numerous bands, as well as an expert sound engineer. He is not the permanent drummer, but his influence made a better musician out of me.
Ray Kemple is a metal bassist. His bass playing changed the character of these songs, although they are not metal. Ray enjoys playing anything, and also has a diverse range of influences in his musical vocabulary, mostly contemporary bands like Gorillaz and Breaking Benjamin.
The permanent lineup of Glitterknight is TBA, but Insanely Jealous Lovers has the right formula for rock’n’roll. Catch on with us as we expand into the future, and turn on to the “Nevada Sound.”
These are only scratch videos from me practicing the songs in my home studio in Las Vegas. The full band is not with me in the videos.