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The Rumble Strips

The Rumble Strips


Years Active: 2004 to present

Genre: Soul, Ska, Pop

Country: United Kingdom


Matthew Wheeler (Drums)
Tom Gorbutt (Sax / Vocals / Bass)
Henry Clark (Trumpet / Vocals / Piano)
Charlie Waller (Lead Vocals / Guitar)
Sam Mansbridge (Bass / Vocals / )

Artist Bio:

From Wikipedia - The Rumble Strips are an English band from Tavistock, Devon. The band take their name from Rumble Strips, which are small, continuous lines of bumps along the edge of a road. Lead singer Charlie Waller was involved in music from an early age, initial inspirations included Lou Reed's Transformer and bands such as Adam & the Ants. He moved to London for art college and played with his band from Devon, the Action Heroes. After the Action Heroes realised they had been playing together for 9 years, they felt the need for change. With the former keyboardist - Harry Dwyer (who would later go on to direct most of the Rumble Strips' videos) spending too much time on his Morris Minor, Waller began writing and playing again with former Tavistock friend Tom Gorbutt, and also recruited Henry Clark, (coming as standard) the drummer from the Action Heroes Matthew Wheeler, The Rumble Strips were formed, the year was 2004. Also during this time, Charlie became a member of Vincent Vincent and the Villains with flatmate and fellow singer/songwriter Vincent Vincent. The strain of playing in two bands eventually led to Waller quitting both groups before being coaxed back to the......[Read More]