Another year and another month of fabulous Stable band shows: each Monday night featuring 3 fab new bands. This month I have taken the bands blurbs directly from their MySpace sites, you can click on the links to go there you lucky people, and that way you can actually hear what people sound like as well as reading the half dribbled garbage the loosely described as their biography. Anyway, here goes:
21 year old HENRY WILLARD grew up in the South-East of England, where he is still located to this present day. First influenced by his mum’s Dire Straits records at a very early age, it was at the age of seven when after seeing The Beatles‘, ‘Free as a Bird’ music video on VH1, that he fell in love with the Fab Four. The inspiration of Lennon & McCartney’s songwriting ability prompted Henry to learn the guitar and soon enough he was taking lessons both in and out of school in order to get good enough to play along with all his Beatles cassettes.
SINEWAVE are a 5 piece alternative rock band from the south east coast of England. The Whitstable based band has come up with an original sound melding their many influences from The Cure to Nine Inch Nails.
FRESHMAN is a hard rock band formed in 2004 by Mark (Vocals), Andy (Drums), Rob (Bass) and Rich (Guitar). Freshman quickly developed a heavy, energetic, groove based sound with huge riffs, real meaning behind their songs and always that unforgettable chorus. The guitars are loud, the rhythm is tight and Mark’s vocals shine across the surface. People who like Freshman also love Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine and the Foo Fighters.
SIMON LEEVES is, as a local reviewer once noted, “one of the most captivating performers …Charismatic, very dry humoured, true London tones and poetic wizardry ….” Simon recently supported the newly reformed The Jam (minus ahem Paul Weller) and went down like the proverbial mutt’s nuts with the ageing Mod audience. Simon is also the mainstay of local up n coming stars STRONG LIKE BULL.
THE EXHIBITION is a four piece formed in October of 2006. The Synth/techno influence came purely because there was access to a very good synthesizer. The band has also started to use distorted bass in place of a rhythm guitarist purely for live performances. This allows the synth and keyboard to be played live without feeling that a gaping hole has been left in the sound we are creating. Any questions?
PARKER’S LIP. was formed byRichard (Trombone) and Jonnie (Guitar/Vox) decided to start the band during 2007 and recruited Libby (Sax) and Justin (Bass) from the now defunct BLUNT SKULLS to join them. With some fresh new faces, a new ska sound has been developed and Parker’s Lip now boasts a 4-piece brass section, including a Euphonium. Although the band has been together for only a few months, they have built a strong foundation together, with much hope for the future.
DAYFALL are a hard gigging5 piece synth/Alternative/Indie Rock Band from Kent
OMT (originally OUR MYSPACE THEORY) have evolved from bands including pop-punk band called Pennyblack, a rock band called Zucchini, a heavy rock band called My Dearest Enemy and more but have now joined together to form OMT.
THE ECHO HEIGHTS have a great pedigree: consisting of ex members of local heroes THE DENTISTS, the band still have their jangletastic sound to the fore and now consist of Mark Matthews on guitar and vocals, Andy Martin on bass, Nancy Mather on keyboards and Nick Westcott on skin-bashing duties.