Indie | Folk
The Bid are a 5 piece indie-folk band from Warrington, Cheshire – a traditional Northern town comfortably sandwiched between Manchester and Liverpool.
The Bid’s style mixes Americana-folk with a British indie sensibility: imagine a Tennessee dive bar was dropped into a Northern council estate, creating a sound the Manc Review describe as “classically chiselled whilst creating a refreshing and original sound”.
BBC Introducing Merseyside featured The Bid’s track ‘Make It Happen’ on their ‘Producer’s Picks’ and have received great support from Warrington’s flagship radio station, Wire FM.
Frontman Joe Hatton moved from busking in the lanes of Brighton to his hometown of Warrington 6 months after meeting North-Londoner Lindsay Hatton and deciding that £4.70 a pint was just a little too rich for their blood. After packing up a hired transit van, they headed up north where Joe soon reconnected with Dan Brown, a versatile guitarist that he had been in bands with throughout college. Not long after, Matt Selman joined on bass.
They four spent weeks working on Joe’s catalogue of songs, and although drummers were scarce in Warrington, they began playing with a few sessions players from further afield, performing under Joe’s name. They finally became the Bid in June 2018 when Tom O’Reilly joined as drummer and the group of friends became a band that demanded its own identity. Since then, The Bid have created a sound that juxtaposes foot-stomping beats with lyrics influenced by the working class lifestyle to create a series of quirkily melancholic melodies that reflect life in the North West today.
Over the summer, The Bid will be heading into the studio to work alongside the producers from SugarHouse to record their debut single. Afterwards, they plan on touring the UK to promote the release, continuing to attract audiences across the UK with their captivating live set.
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