Comprising of lead vocalist and Rhythm Guitarist Steve Wells, Lead Guitarist Jimi Cook, Bass Player Paul Pugh and Drummer Neil Kenton, Candidates are an original Upbeat Indie Rock N Roll band based in Milton Keynes, England.
The band came together with a desire for new beginnings, clicking from the very first note of the very first rehearsal, and the four have not looked back, amassing an impressive total of over 40 live shows in only their first year. There is a close family culture both within the band and amongst their loyal supporters that you can just ‘feel’ when you experience them live.
With Candidates, everything is about the songs, songs that lyrically reach out and call for the people to stand up as one against the almost impossible day to day that we know all too well, and songs that show that it’s ok to not be ok. All served over a bed of contagious lead guitar riffs, intricate fuzzy-cool bass lines, soaring vocals and hard hitting drum beats.
The band have enjoyed great support from local radio stations to Milton Keynes such as MKFM, CRMK and Radio LaB 97.1FM, but perhaps more notably being featured regularly on BBC Introducing Northampton, and even being asked on to the show for the full hour in June 2018 as they discussed their staggering progress in such a relatively short time in comparison to their peers.
In March 2018, Candidates supported 90s Indie favourites Space at Oxfords O2 Academy, and then went on to secure triumphant festival performances at Silverstone Woodlands (both F1 and Moto GP weekends), Penn Fest and TribFest as the band marched on, touring a collection of songs that would bring their audiences to move their feet and forget the monotonous aggro of daily life.
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