Lois are a four-piece rock and roll band from Nottingham comprising John Selby, Rich Spencer, Lee Matysiak and Adrian Maguire. Influenced by some of the greatest British and US bands ranging from the 60s and early 70s to the cream of today's talent, Lois have crafted a characteristic sound all of their own that blends a retro-tinged coolness with a fresh and exciting modern edge.
Their debut album “The Polperro Horse Bus Company” was released independently in 2014 via Neon Grove Music and the band have steadily increased a large and loyal following in their hometown whilst supporting the record, by playing support slots to established signed bands and playing their own headline shows at well-respected venues around the City.
On attracting the attention of BBC Radio stalwart DJ Mark Radcliffe, he has championed the band on both his BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music shows in the UK, spinning their tunes to large national audiences regularly and noting that “Lois have managed to pull off that most difficult of tricks - sounding authentically retro whilst simultaneously being absolutely contemporary. Nice one lads”
They have worked with renowned Producers/Engineers Guy Massey (Beatles remasters, Manic Street Preachers), Jim Spencer (The Charlatans, The Cribs, New Order) and Jon Astley (The Who, The Small Faces) during both the recording of their debut E.P. ‘Velvet Mornings’ and the debut album and receiving glowing reviews in the press for both their live show and recorded work:
“You’ll find they are a superb indie combination of 60’s music, rock and roll and funk, but you what you won’t
witness is this; the pure, raw and funk-laden rock bubble that is their immense live act.” - Pennyblack Music review
of album launch show. Read full review at: http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Article/7525
“With strong vocals and harmonies, the band put on an energetic performance, which was powerful and passionate.”
Nottingham Live headline show review. Read full review at: http://www.nottinghamlive.co.uk/live/review-lois-the-lunadogs-crimson-general-jamcafe-17-january-2014/
I Am Lono
I AM LONO are Matthew Cooper & David Startin from Nottingham. Influenced by John Carpenter, The Doors, David Bowie, Suicide, Kraftwerk, Bukowski, Hunter S Thompson and David Lynch, I AM LONO produce claustrophobic, pounding, paranoid pop music gold.
257 Mansfield Road Address