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Formed whilst at BIMM University in Bristol together, Cardinal are a four piece alternative rock band with a feisty female drummer keeping the beat on the backline. Although new to the Bristol music scene, they've already made an impact on local audiences, with their riff-driven songs and energetic stage presence.

Versatile lead singer and rhythm guitarist Matt McGuinness is also the bassist in the critically acclaimed band Glass Wing Pilot, who Kerrang and Big Cheese are championing this year as a band to watch for 2013. Lead Guitarist and pitch perfect backing vocalist Mike Squire (21) from Derby, states his performance highlight as playing at the legendary Rock City, with the opposite end of the spectrum being a gig at Chatsworth Park in his teen Glam Rock band to a thousand Scouts... he still has a sparkly toggle! Mike is also a film score composer, with this influence bringing a melodic sensitivity to these young grunge rockers. Hannah Layhe (25) drums and backing vocals, hails from The Isle of Man, has played the Islands Bay festival, sharing the bill with some 80's greats and Calvin Harris, toured Canada with the band Miss Quincy, supported Johnny Burrell, Midge Ure and Tom McRae and is on hand as a qualified nurse if the mosh pit gets out of control. Danny Messaggiero, Bass has supported popular bands such as 4 Year Strong and is the lead singer in the pop-punk band The Action Plan.

The band begin recording their debut EP in Spring 2013.