Variously described as anything from a Pumped-Up Polyphonic Spree to a Punked-out Meatloaf... no wait, COME BACK! Destined to divide opinion from the obsessed to repelled, Leeds-based theatrical odd-balls Loqui are in possession of a unique sound and stage show that has been enthusing and bemusing in equal measure. Loqui have built a reputation on an uproarious live show that encompasses genres as diverse as rock, punk, pop and a myriad of alternative styles as well as the licensed usage of the potentially lethal controlled substances ska, funk and hip-hop.
Penny Broadhurst & The Maffickers are the live incarnation of Penny Broadhurst, when she plays with a band. Penny Broadhurst - Vocals
Owen Lloyd (also known as The French Defence) - Guitar & backing vocals
Jonny Lee Hart (from The Kiara Elles and many solo guises) - Guitar
Jon Watson (from blah blah tin) - Bass
Emil Andrews (from The Seven Inches) - keyboards & brass
Paul Roberts (formerly of Letters & Colours) - drums
downdime are a noisy, psychedelic indiepop band formed in Leeds in 2004. Taking inspiration from the C86/indiepop bands of the 1980s and 90s such as Rocketship, My Bloody Valentine and The Wedding Present, they have so far released two 7 inch singles: Seeds of Hopelessness (Squirrel Records, 2005) and Hate the Morning/Joanne (Squirrel Records, 2006), and their debut album Knowing Too Much is out now, also on Squirrel Records.
Leeds based 5-piece We Sell Seashells unexpectedly evolved in 2008 from the bindings of C.S Lewis' science fictional manuscripts. At first, they were primitive and highly unstable organisms. Being the offspring of the author's more peculiar writings We Sell Seashells began to grow bizarre appendages, proboscises and a number of shocking psychic influences from Lewis' much overlooked galactic saga 'The Cosmic Trilogy'.
Miranda Versus The Crok are an acoustic rock duo from Leeds. Miranda was doing solo shows for several years before meeting John Mcdonough (guitarist). They have self-released some EPs and have an LP in the pipeline. www.myspace.com/mirandaversusthecrok
There is more than one artist named Glissando: 1) Formed in 2002, Glissando http://www.myspace.com/glissando create breathtaking soundscapes with piano and guitar. Add to that the beautiful haunting vocals of Elly May Irving and something quite wonderous is formed before your very ears. Based in Leeds, UK, the core of the band is Elly May Irving and Richard Knox but live shows often feature other players. In the past this has included members of Her Name is Calla and Immune.
Elgan Rees. best.ever.
There are two bands named Itch: 1) a Yorkshire-based four piece band
2) a Vancouver-based band founded by songwriter/pianist Mark Critchley. ________________________
1) Itch, like so many before them, know what it is to be a struggling band. Having poured themselves into their music for 5 years now, despite the hardships of countless gigs and little recognition they remain eager and fresh-faced youngsters with ambition in their sights and fire in their hearts.
The Fret are an alternative and independent band from the Leeds DIY scene in Northern England and have been making music since 1999. Not a band for feeling the need to adapt to suit a popular style, The Fret consciously change songwriting styles for each track, each band member contributing their own personality while retaining the overall message. John Butler was there at the very beginning on lead vocals and lead guitar. Rik Stewart (ex-Cakey Face/ UNSEEN FLAME) joined the band in August 2007 on bass. October 2009 saw the final change in line-up to Ben Taylor on drums.