POP rock four piece The Silhouettes are The Westmorland Gazette’s band of the month.

The Morecambe-based quartet only formed last July but already have 15 tracks under their belts.

Life-long friends, Phil Jackson, vocals and guitarist, David Hanmer, vocals and guitarist, Graeme Cook, bassist and Josh Reid drummer, decided 'out of the blue' to form a band.

"We all really enjoy playing music so one day we decided to get together and see what came out," said Phil.

"I write most of the songs. I get inspired by anything really- just my past experiences, covering everything from heartbreak to having a good time."

A major influence on the band has been blues rock musician John Mayer.

"He's without a doubt the best guitarist ever," Phil described. "He's absolutely amazing each album is different from the next. What he has achieved is fantastic."

The band has to split their time between studying and rehearsing but Phil said so far it was going really well.

Blind, a guitar-led track that blends rock and pop with some psychedelic effects was picked by Phil as one of his band's best songs.

With echoes of The Kooks mixed with a touch of Coldplay, and similar vocals to Gary Barlow, this band has bags of potential and an interesting style.

"Although it is a cliché we just want to have fun and play as many gig as possible," said Phil. "I'm not bothered about becoming famous or anything like that just as long as we can carry on playing."

A highlight of their short career so far has been playing four gigs in three days around various local venues which Phil said was 'a lot of fun'.

Being raised on a healthy blues diet Phil said he was happy to play any type of music as long as he could make it sound good.

Any party-goers who wish to see the band should keep an eye on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TheSilhouettesMusic