The Gemini Effect is an alternative rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand. The first album ‘Atomic Blues’ is due for release in early 2017. Their sound drags rock, blues and psychedelia of the past into the present, picking up elements of indie and grunge along the way.'
The band was started by Rob Sharp writing songs in his garage. Rob handles vocals and guitars. George Gorringe joined on bass during the recording process. Nick Prussing (Hospital Sports, Troubled Frank) and AJ Davy (Motorboat) have played drums on the album.
Rob has always been passionate about music and loves playing quirky obscure vintage guitars and then shaping the sound with modern effects. Originally from Reading in the UK, he started out as a heavy metal kid. He then turned back to classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s (Zeppelin, The Doors, Stones, Hendrix, Stooges, Free etc..),as well as jumping on the magic psychedelic space rock bus of bands like Hawkwind. The blues of John Lee Hooker, Son House and Stevie Ray Vaughan was never far away. Later rehashing of the Blues by the White Stripes and the Black Keys was a major influence. Then along came the grunge and alternative rock of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails etc….. The diverse influences of other bands like the Clash, Sublime and Radiohead can also be heard in The Gemini Effect’s music.
George, also from the UK, has experience in a variety of musical genres from classical choral music to 21st century alt-rock. He started playing bass guitar in the Colchester based band Pinstripe and has appeared in several Auckland bands since arriving in New Zealand in
2003. His influences include a wide range of music from Mendelssohn, to Madness and Metallica.
The band embrace their musical influences and create a new sound spanning genres.