We are...The Corsairs
The band consists of best mates Ned Swarbrick (vocals/guitar), Bryn Wade (bass) and Matthew Lilley (drums/guitar), and draw influences from the likes of The Kooks, Jake Bugg, The Coral and The Libertines.
With over thirty or so shows under their belt, they have already supported the likes of Andrew Cushin, Tom A Smith, China Bears, and opened for Welsh indie legends Trampolene on a couple of occasions.
They may be fresh faced, but they create music packed with kitchen sink drama and social commentary. Forging their own path, with songs bursting with youthful exuberance - choppy rhythms and driving guitars to acoustic anthems sing-a-long choruses, displaying their versitility as musicians as well as their many influences as a band.
With most of their gigs in and around their home city of York and the Fulford Arms, The Corsairs now starting to spread their wings, with shows at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, headline slot Record Junkee in Sheffield and well a trip across the Pennines to play in Preston.
They currently have a couple of releases to their name...Debut release B-Side, a quiet anthem to the boredom of youth is followed up by their second single, the incredibly infectious track "Jackie the know it all" recorded at York's own Young Thugs studios. Ned's wry, observational lyrics, delivered in an original and cheeky slant make him a voice to remember.