Marner Brown

Marner Brown

 London, England, GBR
BandRock

Marner Brown - They're simply taking the baton of great British no-nonsense guitar bands and running with it. The summer just gone included some top performances at festivals such as Frequency (Austria), Electric Picnic (Ireland) & Guilfest (Surrey) to name but a few.

“Aaron Grimes is currently THE best young guitarist in the UK and Marner Brown are possibly the best support we’ve ever had.” – Steve Cradock, Ocean Colour Scene

Biography

The five members of Marner Brown are Fiachra Kerrigan (vocals and guitar), Aaron A. Grimes (lead guitar), John Wildgoose (keys and backing vocals), Jacob Hollebon (bass) and Coz Kerrigan (drums and backing vocals) all born and bred in Richmond (despite bassist Jacob being ‘definitely from space’, according to Fiachra).

At the end of last year the band were approached to write and record the track ‘Open Road’ by Grolsch for their television advert. With this endorsement behind them The Fly magazine said, “The result’s not lad rock, but something more delicate and precious.”

Talking about their favourite and infamous haunt Filthy’s bar in Twickenham, you get a better understanding of the unique bond the band share with not only each other but a mutual passion for music and everything it encompasses.
“‘Filthy’s’ became our second home, we rehearsed upstairs, drank downstairs, top free jukebox, it was the cheapest pint in Twickenham – what more could you want?”

Balancing undeniable song-writing prowess with genuine charm, the band have always demanded attention. Hardworking yet instinctively talented, Fiachra has always had musical ability in the blood. His brother Coz shares the same musical ability, managing to sign to Warner with his former band Larrikin Love having only played drums for six months! In the live setting, lead guitarist Aaron never fails to impress, with glowing praise coming from Ronnie Wood who said the following and offered to sign them on the spot:
“Marner Brown…really good. They had a bit of a Led Zep ‘n’ Roses type thing“.

“Aaron Grimes is currently THE best young guitarist in the UK and Marner Brown are possibly the best support we’ve ever had.” – Steve Cradock, Ocean Colour Scene

That's Marner Brown. They're simply taking the baton of great British no-nonsense guitar bands and running with it. The summer just gone included some top performances at festivals such as Frequency (Austria), Electric Picnic (Ireland) & Guilfest (Surrey) to name but a few.

With their debut album to be released through Pledge Music and negotiations happening with some incredible producers; Marner Brown is truly one band paving the way for the next generation of rock ‘n’ roll.
“Press lining up to lick their collective arse. Don’t you just hate it when a band lives up the hype”. Guilfest Review, Room13.com

Lyrics

Dirty Weekend

Written By: F Kerrigan, J Thomas

I used to love that heart shaped feeling
But now I know it’s just love that I’m stealing from you
I played the game but there was no winner
I feel ashamed, got the face of a sinner
Begging my reflection just to look at me
Trying to find some good but it’s hard to see and
I suppose it’s been a long time coming
So tired of lying, I’m tired of running

Sitting in the bath trying to wash away the weekend
Yeah we had a laugh but you know it had to end
Lying in the bath trying to wash away my troubles
I blew it again; I just blew it with the bubbles

I can’t escape this stone cold feeling
East to west from the floor to the ceiling I know
Running down a one way alley I’m
Trying to smile, trying to look happy
Got to justify a reason in my mind
Searching for some truth but it’s hard to find I’m
Tripping on the truth on my own
Explanations that I think you’re owed

Sitting in the bath trying to wash away the weekend
Yeah we had a laugh but you know it had to end
Lying in the bath trying to wash away my troubles
I blew it again; I just blew it with the bubbles

I wanted to get old with you
I never wanted to be bold, it’s true and
I sometimes wish I’d never told you and
I never wanted to be on my own just

Sitting in the bath trying to wash away the weekend
Yeah we had a laugh but you know it had to end
Lying in the bath trying to wash away my troubles
I blew it again; I just blew it with the bubbles

Sitting in the bath trying to wash away the weekend
Yeah we had a laugh but you know it had to end
Lying in the bath trying to wash away my troubles
I blew it again; I just blew it with the bubbles

(Solo)

Sitting in the bath trying to wash my dirty weekend
I knew it from the start that someday it had to end
Lying in the bath trying to scrub away my troubles
Now I’ve let you down, gone and burst our bubble