MUSICIANS have captured the excitement of their live performance in a new recording.

The Gus Glynn Band is releasing their debut album Daylight at a free gig in The Salty Dog on High Street in Northwich on Thursday, September 27.

Irish singer songwriter Gus Glynn, 46, from Hartford, said: "We wanted to recreate the intimacy of our live set so we recorded the songs as 'live'.

"It was important for me to get as close to our live sound as possible. Live is what we do well and what we want to do.

"We see CDs and recorded music as a taster for people to come and see us live."

Galway-born Gus formed the rock'n'roots band two years ago after advertising online for instrumentalists.

Drummer and vocalist Adi Billinge, from Weaverham, who runs ADBLive, a stage and live music engineering and gear rental company, and bass player and singer Pete Attwood, who works for Grozone community garden in Northwich, responded.

"We had all been in plenty of bands," said Gus, a project manager with Men in Sheds in Hartford, a charity where men come together to form new friendships and take part in various activities like woodwork and metalwork.

"We had a jam and it really worked," said Gus. "We are all experienced musicians and know what's important. We've all got eyes on the music and want to get better at it.

"I wanted to do more than just the acoustic thing. It's much more fun playing with other people."

The trio recorded with Gaz Dupes at Neon Palms studio on Denton Drive, where they rehearse.

"The songs have a sense of place," said Gus. "I write about what's around me. The songs are ruthlessly optimistic and uplifting. They tell a story.

"If you listen carefully you can hear the roots rock'n'roll of the late great Tom Petty, laced with the gentle acoustica of Nick Drake."

Hints of Leonard Cohen and Jake Thackeray can also be heard.

Gus said his influences range from traditional folk and blues to singer songwriters such as James Taylor and Elvis Costello to classic alternative rockers The Velvet Underground.

The band will be performing the contrasting styles of all 12 songs at an intimate launch in the town centre pub.

"We're going to have a compere who will be chatting to me between the first few songs so people get a bit more insight than a normal gig," added Gus.

"We'll break and chat to people and then play another set."

Tickets are free but people are asked to book in advance to ensure admission through Eventbrite or the band's website

The album will be available from all major online platforms.