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ABOUT THE KILLERS KOLLECTIVE

The Killers Kollective are a professional The Killers tribute band, based in the Midlands, UK and providing gigs throughout the UK and abroad. 

With a vast and well rehearsed catalogue, The Killers Kollective provide a showstopping performance every time and always leave the crowd on a high.

The band is made up of 6 highly experienced musicians with many years in the industry.

 

The Killers Kollective is an ideal addition to festivals, music venues, weddings, parties, corporate events and more. 

 

Name, Title

Luke Gessner

Vocals

Luke has been performing professionally since the age of 18, and his music career has so far seen him perform across 4 continents including theatre in New York, and residency contracts in the Middle-East and Africa, as well as numerous recording projects and studio session work. Luke loves to perform and entertain a crowd, and gives a lively performance 100% of the time. He is a passionate fan of The Killers and has honed his craft over the years as a Killers tribute act and is regarded as a world class tribute to Brandon Flowers.

MEET THE BAND

Ian Firth

Drums

A versatile drummer and teacher from Manchester, Ian’s played drums for a range of artists including Hope and Social, John Montana and Stuart Warburton and The Grand Scheme amongst other recording projects, function and tribute  bands and touring work. He’s also a big Ronnie and Killers fan which comes in handy!

Sean Taylor

Bass Guitar

Sean Taylor had an interest in music from a young age, and thanks to his Dad, a love of the mighty Status Quo. This spurred him on to start playing the guitar and had a few lessons until school where he met two fellow guitarists and a drummer looking to start a band. All it took then was a weekend with the schools tatty old bass and the Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magic’ album for Sean to decide the bass was for him.

After College and University music education he is now a professional bass player having played all over the UK in a variety groups and bands to then head abroad with contracts on board ferries in the Scandinavian seas and more of Europe. Next, were 5 star hotels in Dubai and Bahrain living for 6-7 months at a time.

From there Sean headed back out to sea in a party band, completing 6 long term contracts on 5 different ships becoming band leader along the way for Princess Cruises. This took Sean all over the world around Asia and Australia to Alaska, Mexico and Hawaii and many more.

Now living in Manchester with his family after becoming a Father, Sean is excited for the year’s forthcoming gigs with The Killers Kollective.

Dan Cooper

Guitar

Dan is a keen multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who learnt his craft playing live as part of a duo in local pubs from the age of 18. He has since gone on to front a number of bands, playing guitar, bass and keyboards in both covers and original bands, gigging from the markets of Stoke on Trent to the hills of Tuscany, Italy. He now resides as guitarist of The Killers Kollective.

He has been an avid The Killers fan since hearing their initial release of Mr Brightside back in 2003 and so with his knowledge of killers history he brings a first rate attention to detail to the fold.

Steve Thompson

Keyboard

Steve brings a wealth of experience to The Killers Kollective having played in internationally acclaimed tribute bands over the past 15 years. Steve prides himself on attention to detail and he has recreated the killer synth sounds with breathtaking accuracy.

Dan Kelly

Guitar

Dan has been playing the guitar from the age of 14 after playing the Violin and Cello at school. Dan has a wealth of teaching experience in both schools and privately. Initially inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and 90’s Rock, Dan switched to the guitar and has played in numerous original and covers bands over the years. Playing in covers bands broadened his tastes in many other musical styles and genres including Funk, Soul, Disco & Jazz. Dan is also a massive fan of The Killers and prides himself on his tone and attention to detail. Dan’s passion for music has also lead him to perform and teach others as well as running his own guitar shop, which is also a base from where he teaches and inspires other musicians.