Gareth Fitzgerald – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Gareth was born in Glasgow, and spent most of his childhood moving between Fife, Coatbridge, Stockport and West Lothian. He moved to Edinburgh at age 23 and formed The Alibis as a three-piece in 2006, playing one gig before Rob was recruited in early 2007. Gareth has a borderline neurotic obsession with comics (particularly X-Men, Batman and Preacher) and also loves football and cricket.
Red Wine, Chocolate, Manchester United FC, Livingston FC, Eoin Morgan, Batman, Noir
Simon Cowell, Jar Jar Binks, The TV show Friends, People who compare themselves to characters off the TV show Friends
Born in Stockport, raised in Fife from the age of ten and resident of Edinburgh since the age of eighteen, Robbie is the six-string-slinger of The Alibis. Robbie ‘earned his stripes’ with the band Baltic from 2002-2005, playing regularly in Edinburgh with the occasional jaunt to London. His influences range from the echoed arpeggio sounds of The Edge, Johnny Marr and Peter Buck through to the usual greats of Hendrix, Page and Crazy Horse-era Neil Young.
Red Wine, Chimpanzees, Manchester City, Surfing
Nothing really, he’s kind of laid back….. No…. Hang on….He hates Louis Walsh
Janahan Balsubramaniam – Bass
Janahan (aka Jani, Jan, Bala, The Hand, JB) was born in Irvine, raised in Troon, spent a few years in Stirling and has been in Edinburgh since 2003. Jani started playing guitar aged 16 and played in his first band, The Incredible Cool Wooly Bhunas, with schoolmates. While regularly playing at jam nights in Troon and Prestwick Jani joined the band META, a Glasgow based instrumental post-rock band, which he enjoyed in 2006/7. While Jan joined The Alibis in 2009, he still can’t remember which notes to play as he believes he is just in the band as the eye-candy. Jan’s travel itinerary over the last year has given rise to questions over the legality and morality of his occupation.
No time for them
Amy Brewer – Drums
London born and bred, Amy moved north to study at the University of Edinburgh. She recently graduated with a kick-ass degree in a subject which won’t help her become employed. Amy first began playing drums in 1999 when she learnt to count to 4. Since then she has played in several bands in both London and Edinburgh, typically in a ska/punk/rock style. Her influences include John Otto, Chad Smith, JoJo Mayer and Animal from the Muppets.
Loves: (Other than being in the Alibis of course)
Unicorns, The Environment, Sarcasm, Travel