The driving force behind the band is Nick Bowen, lead guitar and vocals. His interest in music started from a young age and stems from his father, a professional musician. This love has also influenced his three best friends, Phil Merritt on guitar and vocals and Lee Warren on bass. The man on the sticks, Alex Long, although diminutive in size is a giant when it comes to drumming. Not a band to do covers, the ideas are a joint effort with everyone having their input into the song writing.
My husband came across the band in early 2009 when they were supporting "Guns on the Roof" at The Joiners Arms in Southampton. Not normally in time to see the support bands, fate obviously had other ideas that night. All he could talk about when he came home after the gig was how good the support band were. High praise indeed from a man who has been following music for some 35 years and is not easily impressed.
Several weeks later sees hubby becoming their manager with me helping behind the scenes a few weeks after that. Such is our faith in the band, we set up this management company and website to help promote the band and their music.
In 2009, the band released their EP, “ask yourself...” with a hugely successful launch in their home town. That summer they played Guilfest and The Waterfront Festival, Gosport for the first time. 2010 shaped up to be even bigger and better with a return to both of those festivals, a host of other gigs and a small tour to the Midlands to take their music further afield.
Half way through 2011, the band’s first single was released on the newly launched Quay West Records and work has started on a debut album, due for release in time for Christmas. They also graced the Big Cheese stage at Guilfest playing on the bill with bands such as Attack! Attack!, My Passion and Funeral for a Friend. Also this year is a return to the Waterfront Community Festival in Gosport, playing main support to 70’s glam rock band, T-Rex.
I have watched this band grow in stature over the past few years now. They know where they are heading, world domination, and they have the talent and determination to get there. With tight and concise drums and bass powerhousing the backline, two guitars driving the front end, what is life for? produce an unbelievable tightness delivering highly infectious memorable songs with great confidence.