Selby Green consists of 4 Yorkshire lads who are passionate about their music. Cliché? No! These guys locked themselves away in their own purpose-built studio for 18 months before starting on the gig scene. Although already skilled musicians, they wanted to ensure they had enough original material written, recorded and perfected before getting out there.
Not the norm but it’s paid off. With a 4 song demo available on CD, through iTunes and Amazon, people knew their songs before the band was even launched. Another CD is in production.
Lead singer & guitarist Ross Metcalf, has a voice reminiscent of 2 Joes: Strummer & Cocker. When Tom Overton’s harmonies are added, the vocals are sublime (plus he makes great bass riffs look easy). Andy Scarre has eyes glued to his fretwork on lead guitar & cites Jimmy Page & Angus Young as major influences. And James Mudd’s pounding percussion is a sight to behold - a demon possessed.
Matt Seymour of BBC Radio York recently played their song, Prodigal Son and gave it the thumbs up, saying it had a Thin Lizzy vibe and in March they’re recording the band & interviewing them.
Since playing their 1st gig, Selby Green have really made their mark. After playing as one of several bands at a charity event at The Well in Leeds, they were offered their own headline gig there.
They proved so popular when they auditioned for Glastonbudget (Leicestershire festival in May that attracts about 10,000 ), that not only did they get a unanimous ’Yes’ from the panel of judges, one of them booked the band to appear at a venue in Loughborough.
These guys have a real synergy on stage, which comes from being mates for years and living music 24/7. When they play, you know they mean every note and every word. SG are deadly earnest about their music but they never take themselves too seriously! They have a great rapport with their audiences, which just adds to the total experience that is Selby Green.