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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Indie


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The best kept secret in music


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Feeling a bit camera shy


Comprising of lead vocalist and Rhythm Guitarist Steve Wells, Lead Guitarist Jimi Cook, Bass Player Paul Pugh and Drummer Neil Kenton, Candidates are an original Upbeat Indie Rock N Roll band based in Milton Keynes, England.

The band clicked from the very first note of the very first rehearsal, and the four have not looked back, amassing an impressive total of over 40 live shows in only their first year.

With Candidates, everything is about the songs that lyrically reach out and call for the people to stand up as one against the day to day struggles that we face, and showing that it̢۪s ok to not be ok. All served over a bed of contagious lead guitar riffs, intricate fuzzy-cool bass lines, soaring vocals and hard hitting drum beats.

The band have enjoyed great support from local radio stations to Milton Keynes such as MKFM, CRMK and Radio LaB 97.1FM, as well as being featured regularly on BBC Introducing Northampton.

In 2018, Candidates supported Space at Oxfords' O2 Academy, and secured triumphant festival slots at Silverstone Woodlands, Penn Fest and TribFest.

"These guys are amazing!!"
-Pleasure For Your Ears, New Music Website

"What a band, what a TUNE!!!!"
-Lal Muttock, BBC Introducing, Northampton (track played: Sunshine)

"Check this out. Tuneful guitar music with a bit of power... an edge to it...and tuneful"
-Daniel Wylie, Cosmic Rough Riders

"Proper band, proper people and proper rock n roll!"
-Maz, Alias Kid (Manchester Indie Rock n Roll band)

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