CUBS and SOUTH WEST MUSIC SCHOOL QUARTET. FRI.6th MAY 8pm
ZMS presents Cubs in collaboration with four very talented young string players from the South West Music School – two violinists, Annabel Lainchbury and Freya Hicks, ‘cellist, Indigo Hicks, and the double bass player, Ted Francis. In this concert we will have the opportunity to hear both groups perform their own repertoire as well as the results of a collaboration project.
BBC Cornwall said that Cubs are one of the most exciting young bands in Cornwall right now. They were formed just over a year ago and have already produced some great gigs and music. High profile gigs around Cornwall and in London have included opening the Penzance Powerboat P1 back in May 2010 and playing as supporting band to Foals DJ set at the Brixton Jam, London.
Guitarist Eliot Allison and keyboard player Louis King started writing jazz infused tracks and then developed their sound when drummer Jamie Hall joined them. At this point the upbeat indie sounds became their hallmark. When Toby Jones, the bassist and vocalist, joined them, Cubs were formed.
‘We’re heavily influenced by bands such as The Maccabees and Bombay Bicycle Club. In the last year our influences have been all over the place and the music we write varies on what we are listening to at the time. However bands such as: Foals, Local Natives and even Wild Beasts creep into our inspiration.’
Adam Wells of the BBC writes ‘The guys have a really brilliant sound that is very fitting with the current music scene dominating the charts right now. I personally think that Cubs are one of the most exciting young bands in Cornwall right now and have a great sound forming.’