Hello all and welcome to the first edition of ‘The Music Connection‘ for 2017.
For this special edition, I decided to write an article on one of the biggest music acts to come out of Crouch End, the ‘Bombay Bicycle Club‘.
The ‘Bombay Bicycle Club‘ are comprised of lead vocalist Jack Steadman, lead guitarist Jamie MacColl, drummer Suren de Saram and bassist Ed Nash.
The band met at the age of 15, and began playing under the name ‘The Canals‘, after performing together in a school assembly. After a number of different band names, they eventually settled with the name ‘Bombay Bicycle Club‘, which was named after the former chain of Indian restaurants in Britain. The band initially began playing gigs at small venues in and around London.
The band were given their break when they were offered the opening slot at 2006’s V Festival. This subsequently led on to the band releasing their debut EP “The Boy I Used to Be” in February 2007; their second EP “How We Are” in October 2007; their debut album “I had the Blues & shook them loose” in July 2009; their second album “Flaws” in July 2010; their third album “A Different Kind of Fix” in August 2011; and their fourth album “So Long See You tomorrow” in February 2014.
The band often wrote and recorded their material at Crouch End’s ‘Konk Studios‘ and covered musical genres including folk, electronica, world music and indie rock.
After a few more years of recording and performing worldwide, on 29 January 2016, the band announced an indefinite hiatus, with vocalist Jack Steadman and bassist Ed Nash announcing that they would both be working on solo material.
You are able to see more information on the Bombay Bicycle Club at www.bombaybicycle.club.
Thanks again for reading this month’s edition, catch you all soon.
Mark Anthony’s official website can be found at www.markanthonymusic.net