JAKUB “JAY” DRAHONSKY
Lead vocals & Guitarwas born on the 15th of February 1989 in the Czech Republic. He first picked up the guitar at the age of 16. During this period, he didn’t take playing the guitar too seriously even when he’d attend guitar lessons. Later on in life, Jaycob began singing and composing mainly due to inspiration developed by his studies of Pharmaceutics.
Bass guitar & Vocalswas born November 1st1986 and grew up in Jablonec nad Nisou. She first started to play bass during her teens after filling the position at a friend’s memorial concert. Lenni has been mastering the bass guitar ever since. She loves her instrument!
Drumswas born on the 3rd of March 1992 in Great Britain. He developed a great interest in music from a very young that later inspired him to study the subject both at college and university. As well as the drummer of GATE, Ryan is also an independent music producer.
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The heavy rock trio – GATE – was formed in autumn 2015. Jakub Drahonsky and Lenka Wiedenova, two Chemistry graduates from Czech Republic, came to London to give up their expected career to live for music. Later on, they met a young music producer, drummer and English man, originally from the countryside of Sonning Common near Reading, Ryan Price .
All three together started creating a new style and characteristic sound as a result of their different perception of music and resonated into something unique and colourful – GATE.
Thanks to Gate’s unchained energy, the audience rate their live shows even more powerful than their studio recordings. If you like heavy guitar riffs, groovy drums and ringing deep bass notes, connected with melodic harmonies of unique vocals and unusual lyrics, Gate is certainly the music for your rock soul. Gate has just released their 3rd EP, launched on their second tour in the Czech Republic where they played their first big festivals.
First of all, Jakub met Lenka in the Czech Republic at a university where both of them studied chemistry. They realized that they prefer to describe the world we all live in by music rather than by science. After finishing their Master degrees, Jakub and Lenka packed their rucksacks and bought flying tickets to New Zealand. Music was connecting them with local Kiwis. Unusual situations and even more unexpected crazy stories behind firmed their relationship causing them to make a decision to pack again. This time they decided to move to the “Mecca of music”, London.
Consequently, in New Zealand was created the song I am the mistake: “Jay [Jakub] got drunk in a winery where they worked that time. He kicked off the front window in their car while climbing on the roof in a full speed.”
After moving to London, it took them a while to settle down and get used to the mental city. After a year, they found a young drummer Ryan Price who has been working as a music producer. Or he found them?
That time, the band was still called “Indole Mind”. All of them together started establishing their new music style. As a result of the resonance in their vibes, the new band name and graphic design came up too.
The first show
The first live show (still with the band name Indole Mind) was in East London 19th September 2015. There is (still) a nice and friendly place called German Deli Warehouse in Hackney Wick. Surprisingly, around 30 people came to see their first gig already and the audience was amazingly involved straight away.