Shy and the Fight are a 7 piece alternative folk/pop collaborative based in and around Chester and North Wales. Michael Deponeo (Guitar, Vocals), Christopher Done (Bass, Vocals), Thomas Hyndman (Guitar, Vocals), Carrie Anderson (Violin, Glockenspiel, Vocals), Jackson Almond (Keys, Electronics, Banjo), Tom Wootton (Drums) and Samuel Williams (Drums, Percussion, accordian) have been together since late 2009 and within their short time together, have gotten off to a fantastic start playing at a wide range of venues from local bars and touring venues to larger events including the first ‘Stop Making Sense’ festival at the ‘Garden’ festival site in Croatia, Chester rocks festival and focus wales. Regularly performing across the UK, alongside many reputable acts, they have built up a substantial live fan base and have made frequent appearances on the Adam Walton show on BBC Radio Wales having also recorded a live session for the show. this has led to interest elsewhere including being a top pick on montreal’s cism radio station. And even more recently the band were surprised to hear their song had been played a couple of times on Jen longs introducing show on BBC radio 1. Their track ‘How to stop an imploding man’ was used in the controversial Jack Wills advertising campaign for their Easter catalogue earlier this year, petitioned against by the daily mail. Shy and the Fight are a dynamic group and their energetic performances are definitely not something to be missed!
Sounds Like: Frightened Rabbit, Tunng, Iron & Wine, Death Cab for Cutie, Mumford and Sons
Bio: Shy and the Fight is a 7 piece alternative folk/pop collaborative based in and around Chester and North Wales.
Michael Deponeo (Guitar, Vocals), Christopher Done (Bass, Vocals), Thomas Hyndman (Guitar, Vocals), Carrie Anderson (Violin, Glockenspiel, Vocals), Jackson Almond (Keys, Electronics, B...See Full Bio
“They're a multi-legged, multi-instrumented scramble up the precipitous slopes of 20-something hearts, driven along by melodies that'd tan your backside if you dared to flag. There's nothing to buck trends here. We have acoustic guitars, a banjo, a glockenspiel, a melodica. Someone is making interesting electronic sounds and there is percussion. I think. But reducing bands to their constituent parts is like sniffily suggesting Monet and Picasso are similar because their palette all comes from blends of the primary colours. It's how you arrange these sounds and the greater picture to which they are constituent parts that determines the quality The sing-a-long melodies sweeten lyrics about frustration, death and loneliness - and I know that this apparent contradiction has been the coal that fired the whole rock n roll revolution, and that that seam appears to be running low, but when it's done with this amount of truth, and a welcome lack of irony, it's enrapturing.”