Seven-piece band Hardwicke Circus, whose members include a trombone player, a saxophone player, and a keys player, are paying homage to the great bands of the past. They take influences but they don’t copy, and the result is a unique sound, soul-infused classic rock ‘n roll.
Having gained a large internet following, and fans all over the UK through playing countless shows, they are quickly gaining a reputation as the next rock band set to take over the music industry. Watching them live only enforces this belief.
Seeing a seven-membered band onstage is not a common thing anymore, especially at grassroots level, but this is what makes them stand out. They blend well together, creating a full performance that you can’t take your eyes off.
Lead singer and guitarist Jonny Foster will entice you with his smooth, confident vocals, but also his unpretentious swagger. With a Jagger-esc vibe about him and the looks and clothes to match, he makes the perfect frontman for the band, managing to keep his voice heard amongst the seven instruments that are being played, all whilst making it look easy.
Over the past two years the band have come up with numerous releases, but most recently have announced their newest demo ‘Let’s Make New Mistakes.’
Starting off with a solo guitar riff, the song goes into a relaxed, humble sounding beat that will make you smile. ‘I might not be everything you want me to be,” sings Jonny. This may sound like a sad sentiment, but the song has a sweet uplifting essence, with the music and vocals building throughout, ending with a groovy mix of instruments, that you can’t help but dance to.
Proudly hailing from Carlisle, Cumbria, Hardwicke Circus have recently announced a run of shows in their hometown, in order to raise money for them to get a tour bus.
The potential of this band is huge, and being hindered by a detail as frustrating as travel is not something that these boys are going to let happen. They have cleverly taken matters into their own hands, and on the 24th, 25th and 26th of August the band will be taking over The Source, with different support acts playing each night and all money going towards the bus money fund. Definitely a set of shows that you should check out if you’re in the area!
Cool, young and talented, Hardwicke Circus are a band that are making waves, creating something different, and standing out in the sea of similarity in the music industry. 100% ones to watch.