Official Fan Page of The HotRats

About The Hotrats Music Band

The Hotrats

Danny Goffey and Gaz Coombes started the side-project The Hotrats when they were part of the British alternative rock band Supergrass which was active during the period 1993 to 2010. The cover band The Hotrats (originally known as the Diamond Hoo Ha Men) was formed in 2009 and was active till 2011. Danny Goffey and Gaz Coombes named the band after the Hot Rats album of Frank Zappa and recorded a number of covers for the album named Turn Ons along with producer Neil Godrich in the vein of the Pin Ups of David Bowie that was released in 2010. The duo even went on a UK tour and even participated in the Reading as well as Leeds Festivals.

Genre of Music and Labels

The origin of the band was in Oxford, England and they specialized in the genre of music referred to as Alternative rock and Post-Punk Revival. The Hotrats recorded for Labels such as G&D Records, Fat Possum Records and Hostess Entertainment.
The Hotrats joined with Air after Supergrass announced their split. They performed The Virgin Suicides live with Air on several occasions. This also included the appearance at the Théâtre de la Passerelle as part of Festival Art Rock 2010 in Saint-Brieuc. Their Album Turn Ons was released in 2010. Another cover recorded by them Under My Thumb for the movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World remains unreleased. There were also some romours that they would record a cover for the long awaited poker movie Rounders 2 says spokeperson Patrik Andersson from Gamblingmetropolis.

For now we just have to wait and see. Hopefully this will happen in the future as I’m a huge fan of both The Hotrats and Rounders.

Gaz Coombes

Gaz Coombes

Gareth Michael Coombes, shortened as Gaz Coombes, was born on March 8, 1976 in Oxford. He is not only a musician, but also a singer and songwriter. He is best known in the music circle as the lead vocalist as well as guitarist of Supergrass. He was just sixteen years old when he entered the music scene for the very first time. He started off his career as the lead singer of a band called The Jennifers. When the band signed up for the first contract, he was not even 18 years old. Therefore, his mother signed the contract on his behalf.
This band also featured Danny Goffey. Later on, both performed for Supergrass. Coombes was also famous for the large sideburns that he sported during the 1990s. Coombes who used to work with a local restaurant called Harvester played old Jennifers demos over the public address system of the restaurant before it opened. This led to him to Mick Quinn, a co-worker. Mick played bass guitar, but shared Coombes’ musical tastes.

Danny Goffey

Danny Goffey

Daniel Robert Goffey was born on February 7, 1974 in Eton. This English musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the backing vocalist and drummer for Supergrass, briefly toured with Babyshambles, following the departure of their drummer, in 2010. Goffey started his career in music as a child and his first band was The Jubbly Spufflewubs, which he formed with his brother as the guitarist and a friend by name David Mackay.
Initially he had no drums and, therefore, he used chopsticks and hit on lunch boxes to create the beats. When he was ten years old, his parents gave him a high hat and snare drum set. This prompted him to start a band by name The Fallopian Tubes.