Bad Precedent
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Bad Precedent

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"Bad Precedent Live"

ust down the road from where the Beatles first blasted their way onto the rock n roll scene all those years ago, lies a small venue called the Barfly. And just like the Fab Four did, these ‘new kids’ on the block rocked the place to it’s very foundations.

It’s not that often that I get excited about a gig these days, I mean, there’s so much mediocrity around, right? But tonight, it’s so far removed from that. Tonight, I’m gonna witness the re-birth of true rock n roll!

Yeah, I know, people will go…’yeah, whatever…everyone says that…’, but in the case of a quartet of Liverpool based rockers called ‘Bad Precedent’, it’s the truth! These guys play from the heart.

Four bands into the evening, and a packed out house, we’re ready to hear the mighty ‘Precedent’ hammer out their first number Lucidity to rapturous applause and cheers, they are going down a storm! But, be perfectly clear on this…it ain’t no ‘storm in a tea cup’, this is pure, rock n roll, just as god would have planned it!!

Fuck Yeah!!

Frontman/Guitarist James Suffield and Lead Guitarist, Ian ‘Jono’ Johnson completely own that stage and they work it like a pair of Times Square hookers…..each knowing what the other is doing next, it comes so naturally. But, having a great axe combo is worth jack shit if it ain’t backed up by the beat, and in this case Lee Jones on Bass matches Dale Ellis on the sticks in a perfect beat-for-beat section.

The crowd go wild for more and they don’t fail to deliver, over and over again…pure delight! The record companies are gonna be falling over themselves to sign them, that’s for sure. Check them out at, and see for yourselves, ok? - Sugar Buzz Music Mag Hollywood


Lucidity 2010
Cheap Smokes and Lies 2009
The band have also featured on BBC Radio Merseyside and Manchester, as well as numerous online radio stations such as Manchester Radio Online and Xtreme Metal Radio



James Suffiled first formed Bad Precedent in 2006 originally conceived as a 3 piece rock band, James decided to expand their ranks, and Bad Precedent now became a quartet.

After a number of changes BP found the perfect combination of Lee Jones on Bass, Ian Johnson on lead guitar and Dale Ellis rocking out on drums and backing vocals.

Striving to fill the void left by the mediocrity of today’s music, Bad Precedent aim to deliver more hooky guitar riffs and powerful vocals than ever before, taking all their influences mixing them together and throwing out catchy riffs and vocal lines that stick in your mind.

Recent recognition of the bands intentions have been received as far as Hollywood with reviews in SugarBuzz Magazine and Soundcheck Magazine, where the band where quoted to have “More Rock Than Blackpool”.

A recent UK tour was very successful for the band. New tour dates for late 2009/early 2010 are currently being negotiated, with venues in the US and Europe.

In recent times the band have taken in venues as Manchester Academy and Liverpool's’ Barfly and The Cavern Club.