Saints consist of Brothers Rob and Lewi Gault from Glasgow, Scotland, and Blaine Schult - a mid western refugee taking shelter in Denver. Saints chose to base themselves in Denver, CO after Rob moved there in 2004. 4 years in, frustration at the missed opportunities of not having a full time musical outlet caused Rob to pick up the phone to Scotland and ask Lewi to come out and start a new band. Lewi, similarly frustrated and itching for a change of scenery from greater Glasgow’s grey skies and endless drizzle, didn’t waste any time in selling several possessions to fund the trip out. Not long after, Rob played some demo songs to Blaine, a friend of one year who was immediately keen to ditch his sales gig and pick his guitar back up.
Next came the search for a bass player which has proved to be something of an ongoing challenge for the band. After several attempts to secure the right person, Rob turned to friend Peter Kelly who played the bands first shows and remained with Saints until January of 2009. Since that time Charley Hine of Denver band Dualistics has played Saints live shows and Jimmy Stofer, touring bassist with The Fray and Hello Kavita joined Saints for the recording of the eponymous EP.
Having seen the quick path to local radio with a demo version of “Guiding Light”, Saints decided to move on and record a stronger effort and enlisted the services of Justin Peacock and Dave Hedin at the Hook Factory studios in Boulder, Colorado. The combination of the Hook Factory and Saints came about after Dave and Justin had come across some early demos and immediately saw potential in the band. This was a turning point for Saints, entering the studio environment a man down and fully aware of the risk of heavy investment from a band largely still unknown in the wider world.
Debut release “Saints” features contributions by the aforementioned Jimmy Stofer, Mackenzie Roberts of Flobots, and Hollywood score composer and string arranger Ysanne Spavek. Justin and Dave also featured on percussion and Piano respectively. The EP was mastered by Brian “Big Bass” Gardner. The band could not have foreseen the depth of talent and industry clout that would appear on their first release but have been affirmed by these parties enthusiasm for the music of Saints.
Saints were featured in Westword Magazine’s “Class of 2009” feature by music editor Dave Herrera and subsequently an early version of “Guiding Light” was played on his radio show the same week. “Guiding Light” was also featured on the Locals only show on KTCL 93.3 and “Colorado” also from the E.P. was played on ‘The Colorado Sound” by Chris K.
Saints can be described as Brit Rock, significantly immersed in the echoes’ of the British invasion of the 60’s. Saints also lean on their Celtic origins and perform some songs in the Scottish Gaelic language.
Saints continue to forge their way through the Denver scene with their sights set on the cover of Rolling Stone. Saints are looking forward to meeting you.