We are GrapeFruit. An indie rock 4 piece from Wigan, near Manchester. Comprising of Lee Davies on vocals, John Collier on guitar, backing vocals and chief songwriter. Damian Pemberton on bass guitar and Ryan Moss on the drums and percussion.
We have an extensive repertoire of songs. Classic covers and plenty of our own original indie/rock/pop tunes that we also throw into our live set.
We originally formed in mid 2015 with the intention of becoming an indie/90’s/Britpop tribute type band, to ride the wave of the 90’s 20 year revival that was happening at the time. But, after spending a couple of hours jamming out a song that John had scribbled down earlier in the afternoon, we decided it would be more rewarding and productive to turn our hand to original material as well as building up our set of covers.
Our influences vary, ranging from the generation defining bands we grew up with; including Oasis, Blur, Ocean Colour Scene, The Stone Roses, Pulp, Suede and the like. But, we also take influences from the other greats of our genre, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks and so on. Our listening tastes reflect in our songs. Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums. Keeping it simple. Nothing fancy, nothing extravagant.
We currently have our album of original material recorded and are waiting on the final mix and master to be done so we can let it loose. Our EP is available to hear now, online and on hard copy.
When recording our album, we stuck to the basics again. We didn’t want anything on there that couldn’t be recreated live. We wanted it real.
We’re actively gigging up and down the country at present, and have several dates and festivals booked for the coming year.
Get down to Wigan Live Festival and check us out!!