A Mod-inspired band which includes two former Aylesbury school boys have been tipped as potential future chart toppers.
The Repeat Offenders, which includes Andrew Ruddick who attended The Grange and Seb James who went to Mandeville School have worked with the likes of Paul Weller and supported The Rifles, on the road to perfecting their sound.
And after playing this weekend’s Penn Fest event near Amersham, alongside the likes of The Buzzcocks and Bruce Foxton of The Jam, the band will hit the road again, stopping off at Liverpool for two big name gigs.
Lead singer Andrew said: “In Liverpool we are playing at Liam Gallagher’s flagship shop Pretty Green, and then the Liverpool Calling festival, which is a bit like Hobble on the Cobbles but much bigger.
“We’ve been working hard at it to be honest, and we weren’t on the original line-up for that festival, but the organisers had requests on Twitter and took notice and booked us.”
The band’s drive to succeed has seen them record their latest single Lose Control, at Paul Weller’s studio in London, on meeting the Modfather himself, Andrew said: “We were there for five days and we got talking to him about Friars, he told us all about all the clubs he played around here back in the day. We got to do that because we’ve had some amazing support from The Rifles who are friends with him.”
He added: “One of my favourite bands is Cast, and our manager is working with them too.
“The bassist came to watch us play and gave us some really good feedback on our songs, it was amazing.”
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