Looking For Heather is an acoustic rock duo from Lindsay Ontario, Canada consisting of Jeff Gutteridge on vocals and guitar and Jay Bowes on lead guitar. Formed in 1995, Looking For Heather began as rock band with Guitarist Randy Solski and Drummer Ric Wilson, Jay Originally Played Bass.
While they still perform and record as a rock band, it was announced in January 2020 that they would be performing this year as an Acoustic duo. The change from a full band to an acoustic based duo was to try something new, Jeff and Jay spent most of 2019 playing as a duo and really felt there was something there to explore further.
One thing is for sure, Jeff and Jay don’t want you to think this is another “quiet coffee shop” show, far from it! The band uses lights, and a synced set of backing percussion tracks along with some real drums and electric guitars to augment the acoustic guitars. The idea is to create a full “show” experience something different from the “sit on a stool and read from the iPad” crowd currently dominating the Duo scene says Jeff. “We play loud, but on acoustic guitars! And we use a lot of other stuff in the show to keep it interesting…I even play drums sometimes and Jay plays over half the show on an electric guitar!” He continues, “The goal was to try something new and set ourselves apart. The world doesn’t need anymore acoustic cover/coffee house acts so we created a rock show !” And why not!? The band has been rocking for 25 years, it’s in their blood.
The band is currently in the studio recording an album of songs that are tailor made for the Duo presentation and the band hopes to release it early spring 2020.