CAMBRIDGE rising rock stars Lonely The Brave astonished fans when they performed in Manchester on October 1.

Their performance at Deaf Institute marked the start of their UK Tour with the Marmozets.

Drummer Gavin ‘Mo’ Edgely said he was ‘very proud’ to be performing in Manchester – a city with a renowned history in the rock and roll culture.

These Cambridge musicians are seriously making a name for themselves following the release of their debut album “The Days War” which recently reached number 14 in the U.K album charts.

The band’s guitarist Mark Trotter said: “For our record to go in the chart at all is just mad.”

Lonely The Brave perform in Manchester
Excitement: Lonely The Brave perform for a rowdy crowd at Deaf Institute in Manchester

The guitarist added for the record to reach the top 15 was a ‘massive achievement’ for them after that he had no expectations for the band’s success.

The band also performed in the famous BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on 14 September.

“We’ve been really lucky, Radio 1 have been so supportive of us,” said Mark.

He added that they are very grateful for the radio station’s ongoing support for four-and-a-half years.

Mark labelled the band’s songs as ‘honest’ and ‘heartfelt’.

“We play songs that mean something to us and people identify with the album. If we get that across to some people then we are doing something right.”

Unlike most rock bands, Lonely The Brave are unique by their lead singer Mr David Jakes singing from the back of the stage.

The band have performed at various festivals with the most recent being Leeds and Reading – the most prestigious festivals in rock culture.

Lonely The Brave have also played at Glastonbury, Download and Calling Festival.

Mo said: “For us, to play at these kind of places, is just mind-blowing. Now they keep asking us back which is brilliant.”

The Cambridge musicians’ tour comes to a close with a homecoming show at The Cambridge Junction on December 13.

Determined to keep their heads in the rock ‘n’ roll world, they are then supporting alternative rockband Deaf Havana on their U.K Tour.

Mo said: “I think we are going to have five days off at Christmas. This is what we do now.”

By Carlie Foster


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