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First record for Cheltenham band Emmett Brown at Frog and Fiddle pub gig

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: February 09, 2013

By BEN EVANS

  • bright future: From left, Joe Barton, 21, Bob Martin, 20, Sam Fryer, 19, drums, Dave Leongson, 22, Josh 'Monkey' Daniels, 22, (seated) and Matt 'Whitey' Oldham, 19

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TIME is proving to be kind to a Cheltenham band.

Just a few months ago, members of the group Emmett Brown, named after the scientist made famous by Christopher Lloyd in the Back to the Future trilogy, were heading to Hyde Park for a concert alongside Duran Duran and Stereophonics.

And the six-piece funksters are now taking their next step towards world domination in the pop charts with the release of their first EP.

Their record, Suburban Groove, will be available on iTunes as well as streaming music site Spotify.

It is being launched at a special gig at the Frog and Fiddle pub in High Street on February 15. New music label Aquatix Records is also being launched on the night.

Sam Fryer, drummer with Emmett Brown, said the response since their summer gig at Hyde Park had been incredible.

And he added that the band was hopeful the record would open even more doors.

"We have been working on these songs for the last four years," he said.

"It was a case of looking at the ones we had written and cutting it down to five to put on the EP.

"Between us, as a band, we have about £6,000 worth of recording equipment which we brought together to make the it. It was recorded in a bedroom, although to listen to it, you would never know.

"This will give us a chance to send out our work to record labels and festivals. We've already applied for Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight festivals this summer."

The band first got together four years ago.

The current line-up – which also includes Joe Barton, 21, of St Paul's, Josh Daniels, 22, of Whaddon, Matt Oldham, 19, of Leckhampton, Dave Leongson, 22, of Winchcombe, and Bob Martin, 20, from the town centre – was finalised just six months ago.

Playing a blending of styles, Sam said the group should appeal to most tastes.

"It is a mix of ska, funk and hip hop," he said.

"There is a real groove in our sound.

"It's an amalgamation of different styles. Our influences are bands like Funkadelic and Sublime."

Around 200 people are expected at the gig, which starts at 7.30pm. Entry is £4.

Also playing are Swift Manoeuvre and Mad Apple Circus.

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  • Aquatix  |  February 09 2013, 10:05PM

    Hello, I'm an employee at Aquatix Records, so as emmett brown are currently signed to our independent record label, it is in our interest to make sure they are represented accurately, and i have noticed this article is awash with numerous pieces of incorrect information and spelling errors aplenty. In chronological ordering... 'And the six piece funksters' - (you should have left out the 'And', as far as i remember from my primary school experience, sentences don't start with 'and')... 'world domination in the pop charts' - (since the recent release of Muhammad Nazir's musical bilge - 'One pound fish' - we can all now see that if such a track can reach number 29 in the christmas charts, then ANY old SH*TE can make it, in this day and age talent is no longer needed to break through into 'mainstream' light, and therefore many would rather be seen dead than in any 'Pop' Charts. Next point... the EP is Called 'Suburban Grooves' - plural - (if, as an informative service, it is your job to supply the public with CORRECT information, then regarding your news stories for media releases... shouldn't titles of releases be double checked? just to make sure that people can actually find what they're looking for.) the songs for this EP have been worked on for about a year and a half not four years, as many songs were scrapped when drummers were switched around... "Between us, as a band, we have about £6,000 worth of recording equipment which we brought together to make the it" ... do i even need to say? 'make the it'? WHAT!? it should be make the EP or make it. also, the line up for the band was finalised about a year ago now, not six months... emmett brown were in the echo about six months ago with the same lineup and same quote of six months. (so you have just lazily pulled/ copied information from a previous article without checking your sources). The band members are now of the following ages; - Joe Barton - 21 - 'Bob' Martin - 21 - Matt 'Whitey' Oldham - 20 - Sam 'Griller' Fryer - 20 - Joshua 'Monkey' Daniels - 22 - 'Dave' Leongson - 23 also Tafijah all stars have been missed out of the information... AND swift manouver has been spelt differently to the bands intended spelling. please correct this article if at all possible, as it was an embarrassment to see our artists publicly misrepresented. sorry for the frankly quite angry rant... but i expect more accuracy and actual facts from a NEWS outlet such as the echo... i did not however expect copy 'n' pasting and guesswork!

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