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The Falling Idols

The Falling Idols

Mix up indie, rock, punk, blues and some other chilled out trippy touches. Add to the fray an energetic performance and you'll be witnessing a Falling Idols gig. Find out more about the band below and listen to an audio clip.

The Falling Idols

  • Tim Potter - drums, backing vocals
  • Andy Russell - bass, backing vocals
  • Shane Daunt - guitar, lead vocals

The Falling Idols formed mid 2005, Tim answering a music shop window advert for a drummer. After a couple of rehearsals together, Tim introduced bass player Andy into the band.

"...in lead singer/songwriter Shane Daunt they've got one of the best frontmen I've seen for a long time."
Kevin Allwood, Wot No Bones magazine

All three band members have been in various bands since an early age.

Tim toured the UK for eight months with his previous band Herbie while living in the back of a transit van, selling hot potatoes by day to scrape a living together.

Listen to a track by The Falling Idols here:
audio LISTEN: The Falling Idols - My Inspiration >
audio LISTEN: The Falling Idols - I am, I Can, I Will >
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Shane has played to crowds of 3000 at Freefest, Loughborough with his previous band 3 Legged Dogs, playing a mixture of originals and covers.

Andy has been in a variety of covers bands.

Influences

The Falling Idols' set list draws on influences from artists/bands such as Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Nirvana, Oasis, White Stripes, Chili Peppers, various punk bands, acoustic and blues artists.

Reviews

Matt Dyson, BBC Berkshire

"Now this is a clean, unexpected hit. Like a midget leaping to chin Peter Crouch, the opening riff of I Am, I Can, I Will would have the most cynical giant applauding their nerve."

Kevin Harrington, Josaka

"Hell, even their drummer, Tim, can knock out a fair tune on an acoustic guitar. The Falling Idols are now on my list of bands to see fully-electric."

Kevin Allwood, "wot no bones" magazine

"...and in the lead singetr/songwriter, Shane Daunt, they've got one of the best frontmen I've seen for a long time. Not only can he sing, but he's one hell of a guitar player. My first impression was that he reminded me of a young Joe Strummer, such was his energy."

last updated: 01/12/06
 
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