The Grande
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The Grande

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"Band In A Box review of The Grande - Live at The Zanzibar, Liverpool, August 2009"

This was the one i had been looking forward to for weeks, i simply love this band and they didnt dissapoint. If you think the songs sound good on thier myspace ( and they do by the way ), they sound even more amazing live. A little more edgy, a little more louder without losing anything in the overall mix it was a brilliant show. Fantastic vocals from Lead frontman Ben and complimented by the amazing female vocals of Melissa that just added an extra bit of class to the whole production. Brilliant band who seem to have a keen knack of bieng able to not only write great songs, but perform them as well. Oh HAPPY DAYS indeed! - Keyhole Productions (Band In A Box)


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The Grande EP (Demo)

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When former band 'Priory Falls' said their last goodbyes, lead singer Ben Sherwen and drummer Phil Stevens set about forming a new band, ensuring no compromises were reached in achieving the perfect sound for their fresh new material and unique 'Americana' sound.

First port of call was to bring bassist Paul Davenport into the band to stamp his talent on the rhythm section and after a long search for a lead guitarist, Joel Lynch joined the band and quickly provided the authentic sound the band were looking for.

In early 2009 the final piece of the puzzle was found when Melissa Parker joined the band and her outstanding vocals were instantly to become the perfect compliment to lead man Ben Sherwen. The band quickly developed a close bond and an electric chemistry that is obvious during their polished and beautiful live performances. Their line up has since been strengthen by the huge talents of Scott Poley on Pedal and Lap Steel.

Influenced by the likes of Neil Young, The Band, Drive By Truckers, Band Of Horses
Crosby Stills & Nash and Fleetwood Mac, The Grande and their unique blend of Americana, Folk and Rock, with a core British feel, has always stood out from the crowd amongst their local Liverpool scene, saturated by copycat indie bands and Beatles and The Las wannabes.

Since their formation The Grande have secured a regular Sunday evening residency at The Blundell Street venue, as well as playing regular shows at renowned Liverpool venues like The Zanzibar and The Picket. They also headlined 3345 Parr Street with an exclusive stripped down acoustic set as part of Liverpool Music week and supported John Head as well as looking to unite a local Americana scene with their own regular night ‘Anglicana.’

2010 is set to be an exciting year for the band with plans to host ‘Anglicana’ in London, play several festival dates, gig across the country and release their debut EP.