Ghost Light is a true musical collaboration; five personalities, five perspectives, and five unique approaches towards one common sound.
Bucking conventional tradition, rather than initially focusing on live shows, the band played together for the first time in a recording studio in Philadelphia. This decision gave the bandâ€™s members – Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen and Scotty Zwang – the ability to come to the project with fresh ears and no pre-conceived notions. They developed the songs as they developed their musical communication which led to trust, creativity and an adventurous take on the process. Scotty Zwang explained it thusly, â€œItâ€™s a unique and interesting approach we get to take…â€ â€œwe are being patient with each other and figuring out what the song needsâ€
While the recording project has been the beginning point for Ghost Light, the live experience is what will define this band. â€œIn the parts of the sessions where we have had a little more room to just let things go, there have been these little glimmers of what the improvisation will feel like live. Thatâ€™s a whole other thing and itâ€™s very exciting,â€ notes Holly Bowling. Tom Hamilton adds, â€œwith this new band, we felt super comfortable going in any direction, knowing that with our new bandmates, the songs will get to where they needs to go. And in the live setting, that confidence is just as strong.â€