Gareth S Brown grew up in rural West Yorkshire but moved to inner city Leeds in the mid-nineties. To cut a long story short he now composes and performs under his own name. His debut album 'Iron Henry' is available now on Misplaced Music. Gareth is a former/current member of Hood, Canvas, Rauschen, The Unpleasants and The Declining Winter.
Hailing from Wakefield, The Humour are all just 20 years old, though they’re already making it out of their home town in a very big way. Indeed, their reputation of being the UK’s next big rock band is spreading throughout the country. Sell out shows in the larger room at the Leeds Cockpit are hard enough for big-name, major-label bands with huge marketing budgets to achieve. But for The Humour, it’s standard stuff.
'Pulled Apart by Horses' could be a sick torture method or the name of a new rock consortium from Leeds of west riding. 'Momentum has been building steadily over the past year for PABH and the band have quickly grabbed attention from the likes of Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq, the NME, Artrocker, Scottish rising-stars Dananananaykroyd and the inquisitive minds of some of Britain's most recognizable indie labels.
The Dunwell Brothers Band The band is fronted by Joseph and David Dunwell who have both been professional solo performers on the Yorkshire circuit for many years. They were recently picked up by top record producer Dave Creffield who has been responsible for producing the Kaiser Chiefs and Embrace. Of the band, he states “There’s something infectious about their voices” It was at his suggestion in October 2009, that they formed a band, and they subsequently recruited Halifax musician Lee Dawson (Double Bass) Jonny Lamb from Yeadon (Drums), and David Hanson from Pudsey (Guitar).
Samsa are a 3-piece band from Leeds, West Yorkshire. They've put out several ltd 7" singles and featured on various label compilations including Dance To The Radio's "What We All Want' album. They've shared stages with Forward Russia, iLiKETRAiNS, Duels, The Duke Spirit, The Young Knives, Pigeon Detectives, The Holloways and many more. They've been championed by the likes of Steve Lamaqc (who made First, The Lights his unsigned choice of the week), Claire Sturgess on XFM, and recieved emphatic press nationwide.
Buen Chico are a young band from Leeds who are all around 20 years of age. Their songs are a fiery mix of pop, new wave, motown, alternative indie and punk inspired by the likes of Supergrass, The Ramones, The Kinks, Weezer, The Flaming Lips and The Pixies. After playing for nearly three years with such illustrious gig mates as Kaiser Chiefs, The Subways, The Kooks, Boy Kill Boy, The Long Blondes, GoodShoes, The Cribs, Forward Russia! and The Pipettes (and also featuring on the first Dance to the Radio compilation) their hard work has paid off.
Based in Leeds, UK Claire Cameron Band's music is fresh and catchy, fusing genres of rock, pop, soul and acoustic music to create a superb, melody driven sound which is delighting audiences wherever they play. Continuing the energetic Leeds tradition the band write and perform original, passionate, emotive songs and occasionally cover artists as diverse as Queens of the Stone Age and Peggy Lee with their signature mix of styles. They have recently supported local bands Kinch, Black Diamond Bay,The Pablos, Egokillers, Middleman and Lazy Baby and look forward to building on their success.