Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate to have been developing a cult reputation through their award-winning albums, endorsements from rock legends (including former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett) and passionate live performances, however they came to wider attention when they stepped in at the last minute to replace an injured band on the main stage at Hard Rock Hell’s Prog Festival in Wales on November 2017, one of the world’s leading indoor progressive rock events.
They performed to over 1000 people, opening for Magnum, Focus and Carl Palmer. They were described by Hard Rock Hell magazine as ‘unlikely stars who stole the show’, by festivals like the ‘highlight of the festival’, and now have a busy festival schedule for 2019. They have been broadcast on over 100 radio stations/shows/podcasts/TV channels.
Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate are vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Galloway and bassist/backing vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Gatland, either on their own or with Kathryn Thomas (flute). They are based in London, UK.
Malcolm and Mark have been playing together since they were at school. Malcolm and Kathryn are married (to each other). Their music combines elements of progressive rock, classic rock, acoustic, blues, metal, folk, funk, minimalism, contemporary classical and electronica. Their music explores often explores scientific and philosophical themes, and the lyrics are influenced by their interests in science, science-fiction, philosophy, and history.