Ghost Light

Ages 18 and up
Sunday, October 16
Doors: 7pm
$20 to $30
Ghost Light: The Healing Tour

Sunday, October 16, 2022

at Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201

Doors @ 7pm
Show @ 8pm

Age Restriction: 18+ or Accompanied by Legal Guardian

www.ghostlightband.com

Ghost Light was born out of Hamilton’s last band, American Babies. “Raina had joined during the making of the last album and we had met Holly during that tour, having her sit in on a few shows,” remembers Hamilton, “ultimately I needed a change and started putting together a new band in the spring of 2017.

“By late summer of 2017 I had the band, and full team assembled but one thing was missing. There was no music, yet.” 

In the fall of 2017 Hamilton and Mullen wrote an album’s worth of new material with the aid of “a shit load of LSD.”  We had 14 songs ready to introduce to our new band. The first time the five of us all played together was in December 2017 at Hamilton’s studio in Philadelphia. The chemistry was immediate and the rest is history.

The Healing follows Ghost Light’s debut album Best Kept Secrets (2019), followed by defining festival sets at Peach Music Fest in 2018 and 19 and Northwest String Summit in 2019.  In 2020 Ghost Light played to a packed house at Denver’s legendary Ogden Theater before being forced to cancel touring plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ghost Light will tour extensively this coming fall in support of the new music, and fans should expect a lot more touring from the band in 2023.

Ticket Tier Info:
Lower Balcony Tickets – Seated Section with Private Bar and a View. Must be 21+ to purchase (IDs will be checked upon arrival). Sold in pairs of 2.
General Admission Tickets – Standing Room tickets on the Main Floor, closet to the stage. 

There are no additional protocols at this time. Entry requirements are subject to change. By purchasing tickets to this event you agree to abide by entry requirements in effect at the time of the event. Check the venue website leading up to your event for the latest protocols. Please visit https://thunderbirdmusichall.com/safety/ for more information on Covid-19 Safety.

Ghost Light is a true musical collaboration; five personalities, five perspectives, and five unique approaches towards one common sound. Foregoing current traditions, rather than initially focusing on live shows, the band played together for the first time in a recording studio in Philadelphia. This decision gave the band’s members - Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen and Scotty Zwang - the ability to come to the project with fresh ears and no pre-conceived notions. They developed the songs as they developed their musical communication which led to trust, creativity and an adventurous take on the process. Scotty Zwang explained it thusly, “It’s a unique and interesting approach we get to take...” “we are being patient with each other and figuring out what the song needs” While the recording project has been the beginning point for Ghost Light, the live experience is what will define this band. “In the parts of the sessions where we have had a little more room to just let things go, there have been these little glimmers of what the improvisation will feel like live. That’s a whole other thing and it’s very exciting,” notes Holly Bowling. Tom Hamilton adds, “with this new band, we felt super comfortable going in any direction, knowing that with our new bandmates, the songs will get to where they needs to go. And in the live setting, that confidence is just as strong.” The first half of 2018 will see the band playing major venues in major markets coast to coast, followed by heavy rotation on the festival circuit. The debut record will be released in the second half of the year and will be supported by an extensive tour. In 2018 you will get to know Ghost Light, and the future could not be brighter.