Last updated: 31 March 2010
Tiger Please in their short career have secured esteemed patronage and press support for their epic rock.
South Wales' Tiger Please were formed around frontman Leon Stanford in 2007, who at the time was singer in no fewer than three bands. His bandmates Luc Morris, Tyla Campbell, Jimmi Kendall and Lewis Rowsell coalesced with him into a group that quickly became the focus of his attention.
Their songwriting, although influenced by the likes of Sigur Ros, Kings Of Leon, John Mayer and Counting Crows, quickly developed its own characteristic of soft but powerful, rounded classic rock with contemporary elements.
It is Stanford's vocals which provide Tiger Please with their most distinctive attribute; a near Eddie Vedder-like gravelly, throaty, lusty bellow that can be harnessed to the most delicate ends.
Funeral For A Friend's drummer Ryan Richards became their manager and in 2009 they released their debut LP, They Don't Change Under Moonlight on Walnut Tree Records. It was received very favourably by the music press, with Kerrang! saying, "Occasionally a record comes along that simply knocks you for six. They Don't Change Under Moonlight contains not a single weak moment. A mighty, vibrant blend of muscularity and delicacy, mixing cinematic, Gaslight Anthem-like storytelling with the gruff, homebrewed rock vintage of Pearl Jam."
Classic Rock Magazine said of the album, "It's big, it's anthemic, it's melodic as hell. It's the sort of stuff that Kings Of Leon and Snow Patrol have made a career out of."
They toured with Funeral For A Friend, Kids In Glass Houses, InMe and Twin Atlantic, gathering a fanbase and are now about to release their new EP, Seasons, again on Walnut Tree.
Vocalist Leon Stanford says. "Seasons define our surroundings and the way in which they change throughout the year. The four tracks contained within this EP explore each and every season and explain how not only my life, but everyone's are entwined with our surroundings. Like a tree in Autumn I watched the beauty fade and fall around me. In Spring I watched it return to me. "