Sons Of Beaches
Original rock from Kidderminster at their best in their natural habitat, the live concert stage.
The first incantation of Sons of Beaches was a four piece covers band, which lasted around two years, but was nothing more than a hobby.
In mid 2007 all that was left of the original line up was drummer Richie Milton and vocalist Carl Wilkes.
They decided that if they were to continue, they would do it their way, with their own original material influenced by their peers.
However, to pull this off they needed to rebuild the band.
So Carl approached local guitarist Dan Holloway, a seasoned player who had played in many bands within the local area.
With Dan onboard they now needed a bass player, so they then brought in Adam Farley, a lifelong friend of Carl's, who could play.
Although he had no live experience, his enthusiasm more than made up for this.
As a four piece the new S.O.B quickly got to work on their new sound and songs.
After playing some gigs supporting bands such as Aura, the Who tribute and Rule No 1, the boys decided to record their first E.P.
It was to be a three track collection spanning completely different songs, to showcase all that the band had done so far.
The title track 'Never be the same again' is still a mainstay of the S.O.B set, and opener 'Who I am' is a great rock crowd pleaser.
The E.P. received a fantastic review from theultimatereviewer.co.uk and Nick Townsend.
Joe Parkes was hired to join the boys shortly after the release, and he and Dan have formed a fantastic energy on stage.
In August of 2008 the band headlined the Loaded 08 rock festival in aid of the proton effect.
In late October 2008 the boys new songs were rocking venues all over the county, and the band started to record their 2nd E.P.
Since the first CD, the band's songwriting has moved on emphatically, and so the next natural step was to put these songs onto the next collection, which is called 'Plague'.
You can listen to all the latest music from across the two counties on the Friday Session Introducing... every week from 7pm, on BBC Hereford & Worcester. The Music Map success stories are from 6pm.
last updated: 25/07/2009 at 13:36
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