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since 2007




Years Active: 2006 to present

Genre: rock

Country: United Kingdom


Owen Brinley (vocals, guitar, sampler, keys)
Dominic Ord (drums)
Emilia Ergin (vocals, cello)
Michael Repeat
Rory O' Hara (bass)
Rebecca Dumican

Artist Bio:

Leeds-based Grammatics formed in April 2006 with best friends Owen Brinley and Dominic Ord deciding to form a band after the demise of Owens previous band Colour of Fire. The line-up was pieced together with the addition of Rebecca Dumican and Rory OHara and Michael Repeat. They spent the next few months writing and rewriting songs. Perfectionists to the last, the band waited until that October to begin playing live. This paid off and their live performances quickly gained them a reputation as a band to look out for on the Leeds scene. The inclusion of their track The Shipping Forecast as the opening track of Leeds label Dance To The Radios Something I Learned Today compilation saw them start to gain attention nationwide. Meanwhile tensions within the band, who openly admit to their fondness for arguments, were making progress difficult and in May 2007 Michael left the band to work on other things. Recently the band have continued to build on their already formidable reputation. A Japanese EP released in 2007 has now sold out, as with their debut 7 release on Dance To The Radio.[Read More]