The Collectable Few

The Collectable Few


Instantaneous, hooky music that's poppy and danceable yet dark and atmospheric at the same time. Influenced by the best music of the last thirty years or so.


The Collectable Few were created in West London in 2007. Two old friends, guitarist Nat Cantor and bassist Tom Christensen, met Tarek Al-Shammaa in a local alehouse and the three were instantly united in their appreciation of insalubrious popular music.

In the following weeks the band started to write together and set about finding a fourth member, one who could play drums with skill as well as enthusiasm. The popular Camden drummer Alex 'Palex' Hammond was recommended by everyone who knew a thing or two and was soon providing an aggressive danceable backbone to the songs.

Playing their first show in November 2007, The Collectable Few have been gigging at top London venues like Proud Galleries, Notting Hill Arts Club, Punk, The Old Blue Last and The Luminaire delivering memorable sets with the likes of We Have Band, Cazals and The Social amongst many others.

Their hard work is already showing signs of paying off - radio play from XFM, BBC 6 Music and NME Radio has already been notched up, and the band's debut single, the hard-hitting 'Missing Out', is due out this summer on XL imprint Salvia.


Demo 1 (2008)
Demo 2 (2009)

Set List

The Heel
Missing Out
Starting From Zero
Maps Make Geography
Taking Sides
Go Between
Social Grace
New Song

9 songs / 30-35 minutes