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Davey Bandman formed in Middlesbrough in 2011 from the ashes of lead singer/songwriter, Mark Simmonds’ former band, Temujin. Having already recruited drummer Chris Hendy (also of Temujin) for a particularly fertile series of practice sessions which spawned over 20 original songs, Simmonds enlisted friends Nixon (bass) and Joe (lead guitar) to complete the band’s current line-up. Their assured debut album, Seek A Sanctum, followed soon after and over the last two years Davey Bandman have concentrated on honing their sound and on writing and recording their self-produced second album, Every River.

“We try and tell our own stories in our own way and hopefully people like it,” says Simmonds, and it is true that, along with the scuzzy, driving, rhythm section of opening track Leave Me Lie, it is the honesty of the lyrics on tracks Tall Trees and Trouble With Jenny – drawn from experiences of life in a small Northern town – that will appeal to fans of the Arctic Monkeys, The Stone Roses and early Kings of Leon; as will their energetic, crowd-pleasing covers of Puretone’s Addicted to Bass and MIA’s Paper Planes.

Davey Bandman play the Green Room, Stockton on Friday 7th August.

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