Formed under a wandering star somewhere next to a Weatherspoons the 7-piece indie band are born of a mutual love of football, clobber and great music. They boast a truly epic sound, in part thanks to range of guitar, percussion and vocals.
Marquis drive have a truly loyal set of fans, who continue to grow number and become part of the extended weekend family. Known well throughout the UK, high profile performances at summer festivals and venues have put them on the lips of indie royalty.
Having built their strong reputation up and down the country supporting major acts such as; The Farm, Reverend and the Makers, The Wonder stuff, Shed Seven and many more, Marquis Drive released their first single “Movin On’” in August last year to much acclaim, with over 140,000 streams to date on spotify alone.
The past 6 months have been somewhat of a whirlwind for the band and has seen them land a licensing deal based on their first release and 3 clothing endorsements. They are due to release their next two singles “Shine On” and “Unite” as a double A-side on April 19th. With high-profile gigs and more single releases planned this year, the hard working Marquis Drive will be earning their reputation amongst the masses as Indie’s worst-kept secret.
Maybe Oasis are regarded by many Oasis fans as the best Oasis tribute band there is!
Everything the band does is all about what the fans want to see and hear , with a lot of hard work goes on in the background making sure that the look and sound are bang
The band regularly sell out top-class venues across the South Coast and played recently to a sold out Isle of Wight Scooter Rally.
With the real Oasis on an extended break at the moment, This is definitely the next best thing
Maybe Oasis do an amazing job of keeping the music alive and set the bar high by re-creating the look, sound and feel of an Oasis gig, that fans come to expect .
Blurd is the UK’s longest-running and most authentic tribute to Britpop legends Blur. Together since 2006, Blurd has performed as far afield as the Dublin Academy and the Isle of Wight Festival.
The approach is simple; to sound like and look like Blur, and thousands of music lovers, festival-goers, and fans of Blur testify that they do just that!
The last few years have been manic for the band, headlining stages at the Isle of Wight Festival and London’s O2, appearing at festivals alongside acts such as The Farm, Inspiral Carpets, The Happy Mondays, Cast, Lightning Seeds, Primal Scream, The Charlatans and more, as well as frequenting many university events and being asked to appear in a BBC documentary and a film about the rise of Britpop!