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The Maccabees

The Maccabees


Years Active: 2004 to present

Genre: Indie Rock

Country: United Kingdom


Orlando Weeks (vocals / guitar )
Hugo White (guitar)
Felix White (guitar / vocals)
Rupert Jarvis (bass)
Sam Doyle (drums)
Robert Dylan Thomas (drums), former member

Artist Bio:

(From the band's official website) Orlando Weeks (vocals), Hugo White (guitars), Felix White (guitar), Rupert Jarvis (bass) and Robert Dylan Thomas all grew up in South London, near Clapham Common. The are is better known for drumbass and dubstep than guitar music. It was inevitable that their paths would cross. While still at school, Orlando and Robert used to watch TV and write songs in Orlandos bedroom. By the summer of 2003, Rupert and Hugo had joined them. Felix was playing with a band called Jacks Basement, name after their front man Jack Pe. When Jack broke up the band to concentrate on a solo carreer, Felix joined The Maccabees, and the line-up was complete. They chose the name by flicking through books. The biggest in the house was The Bible. They came across the story of The Maccabees, Jewish rebels who fought against Greek rule and established Jewish independence in the second century BC. Despite the religious connotation, the band asserts they are not a religious band. They were ambitious from the start. Shortly after Felix joined, they entered a Battle of the Bands competition. They lost to a girl group called Red, who played covers, had massive afros and......[Read More]



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