ABOUT TOWN - meet the band
After being together since September 2011, we've taken full advantage of our skills in music, art and video to model 'About Town' into an expression of what we are and the music we play. Our debut album 'Different Ideas' was recorded and produced entirely by us, and our series of Youtube videos 'Storeroom Sessions' have taken off better than expected with over 1000 views on at least 3. We aspire to create our own music with intricate detail and structure, thoughtful, although sometimes nonsensical lyrics, and the ability to make our audience get on their feet, dance, or sing along!
Damian is the band's Bassist. He usually plays some pretty funky, mellow basslines to keep our music chilled out, and often contributes with lyrics and some backing vocals. You can usually find him in the corner of the stage at a gig, philosophising or quoting Burnt Face Man.
Will is the band's Lead Guitarist. He plays all of our main riffs and licks, and some pretty nice solos in a few songs. His style of playing fits in perfectly with all the genres we can play and his adaptive style allows us to take what we do so much further.
Matt is the band's main Singer, and also the main Rhythm Guitarist. He comes up with most of our chord sequences, as well as a few of the lyrics. In addition to this, he also plays piano, which allows us to play Jazz, Funk and other more chilled out genres.
Josh is the band's Drummer. He is also the main lyricist, as well as the wisecracking joker who sits at the back, keeping everything in time and flowing smoothly. Half way through a gig he is liable to crack out a sandwich or two whilst playing, much to the bands dismay!