The Welcome Committee
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The Welcome Committee

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Alternative Pop




"the boys also know how to write an incredibly catchy chorus"

“Their music incorporates subtle layering: sounds and instruments come in and out creating interesting textures and atmosphere; the boys also know how to write an incredibly catchy chorus. Vocally Shergold doesn’t cover or tone down his accent which gives the music an unmistakable Britishness without any over the top abrassiavness. There’s interesting instrumentation with excellent use of distorted guitars and cymbal in ‘Famous First Words’ which really gives the heavy payoff the song has been building up to with its minimal spaciousness.” -

"The lovable South London slouch"

“The lovable South London slouch of The Welcome Committee is so embedded in their ability to formulate exp-pop ditties that you find yourself thinking Billy Bragg is fronting the XX. -

"fantastic layering of pop melodies"

“Songs such as ‘Famous First Words’ build and build before blossoming into a fantastic layering of pop melodies’ 8/10 - rock sound magazine

"emotive vocals and anthemic builds"

“Joe Shergold and Ken Canham create a kind of indietronica full of emotive vocals and anthemic builds that has garnered a lot of radio interest. - Dazed and Confused magazine (john kennedy)


Still working on that hot first release.



The Welcome Committee is a 2 piece band from South London via Southend. We self released our debut e.p ‘This Book Belongs To Lorri Spice’ in early 2010. The e.p picked up radio play on Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 1 show ‘In New music we trust’, John Kennedy’s XFM show ‘X-posure’ and many others. Rock Sound magazine gave the e.p 8/10 and also featured the music video of the title track on their website. Late 2010 saw our first shows abroad in Spain, a 4 date tour ending in Madrid.

Early 2011 we hit the 4AD studios with Tom Morris (Boxer Rebellion, Japanese Voyeurs) to record 2 brand new tracks. 1 of the tracks ‘Rich Kids’ was featured on the ‘Strummerville & Brothers cider songs of the summer 2011' compilation, and also had a music video made to promote it. Summer 2011 we hit the road playing all over the UK, highlights including, supporting Frank Turner at his 1000th show, Noel Fieldings Art Exhibit, and many festivals including the Communion records run ‘Bushstock’. Late 2011 / 2012 will see the release of our second e.p.