The Gilded Palace of Sin was formed in late November/early December 2006 when the previous band Vini and Pete were both in stalled.
They went for a night out and contemplated their fates and decided it was for the best if they formed a new band making the kind of music that they liked listening to.
They asked Michelle if she would like to join the band as what they had planned seemed a bit too much for two people.
She said yes.
They immediately called the band The Gilded Palace of Sin.
They had another round or two then went dancing.
After short period of practising they got their first gig from a friend who was promoting a night.
They decided it was probably time to practice a bit harder.
The songs came thick and fast and the first gig went well (although there were few there to see them).
Usually Pete sings and plays guitar, does stuff with computers, etc.
Vini Plays guitar, banjo, drums and sings, etc.
Michelle plays Theremin, glockenspiel, ukulele, jaw harp, music box and percussion, etc.
There are other things they play and do when the need arises.
They all write the words and music for the band.
They like a lot of styles of music and are influenced by lots of bands/artists/films too numerous to mention (have a look at their MySpace for an idea).
The Gilded Palace of Sin has a musical direction, however the band aren’t sure what it is as the music has a way of running away with itself and the band just have to try and keep up with it.