ROLLA are James Gilmore, Luke Gilmore, Luke McConnell, Marston Robinson & Tom Paddon, a relatively newly formed outfit from Manchester. Before lockdown the band were making their mark on the live scene following the release of their debut single ‘Thinking Of Tomorrow’. 2021 looks big for ROLLA with the band looking to take huge steps forward with more single releases and bigger live shows so keep and eye out for their social media updates.
Double singles ‘No Violence’ & ‘Show Me’ out now
The Silver Bars
Initially starting as a duo in a small town in the North-West of England, founders of The Silver Bars Dylan Grafton (vocalist and rhythm guitar) and Phil McArthur (keyboard/synth) set out gigging on their local circuit, attracting large crowds to open mic nights and gaining a consistently strong following with a wide mix of quirky and unorthodox cover songs; which would later spawn the original sound of the band letting it flourish into what is a breath of fresh air to the music world. Having received suggestions to strip the line-up back and create a full band, more members were brought into the group with Kieran Hackett (lead guitar), Elliott Jones (bass guitar) and Matthew Grosvenor (drums) to finish the line-up.
The band wrote and recorded their first single 'Joni, I'm Mad Too' as they formed together in December 2019, whilst they spent the rest of their time playing live up until its release of March 2020. Through lockdown The Silver Bars stayed active, sending each other riffs and chord sequences online, until it was safe once again to practice together in the summer months. By this time the band had naturally evolved with time as members bonded over common influences such as The Strokes, Radiohead, and Everything Everything. Taking off in a new direction musically and geographically, the band travelled to The Ranch Production House in Southampton to work with established producer Neil Kennedy.
Rock N Roll with a modern twist (The Glamour Of Manchester).