Bombay bicycles

Bombay Bicycle Club will be performing in the Set Theatre in Kilkenny on Sunday November 24.

Bombay Bicycle Club will be performing in the Set Theatre in Kilkenny on Sunday November 24.

Bombay Bicycle Club are an English indie rock band from Crouch End, London. The band is composed of Jack Steadman (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jamie MacColl (guitar), Suren de Saram (drums) and Ed Nash (bass).

They are guitar fronted and have mingled with the genres, making Flaws which is a folk inspired album, taking inspiration from artists like Joni Mitchell. Suren de Saram’s father is the classical cellist Rohan de Saram.

Jamie MacColl is the grandson of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, and the nephew of Kirsty MacColl. His brother Tom MacColl is drummer for the band Casablanca.

Jack Steadman writes most of the music for the band and has uploaded some of his solo work on YouTube. Ed Nash has made a tumblr page of the band’s tour photos. People can see this at www.ednash.tumblr.com

The band was asked to play the opening performance of 2006’s V Festival after winning Channel 4’s “Road to V” competition.

Following the release of two EPs and their debut single “Evening/Morning”, the band recorded their debut album, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose. The album was released on 6 July 2009.

The band released their second album, Flaws, on 9 July 2010 and their third album, A Different Kind of Fix, on 26 August 2011. A fourth album is in the works, with studio recording starting in July 2013, and is likely to be released in 2014.

Tickets for this gig are priced at €17.50 + €2.50 booking fee and are available now. Tickets are selling fast though and people are advised to get them early to avoid disppointment.

To see what else the Set theatre have lined up for the next few months, including Sweeney’s Men, Jack L, the Jerry Fish electric Slideshow, and Le Galaxie, people can check out their website at www.set.ie.