MOST OF US WILL NEVER DO GREAT THINGS, BUT WE CAN ALL DO SMALL THINGS IN A GREAT WAY.
The Telephones formed in Derby in 2006, playing cafe bars and pubs and supporting touring artists (John Power, My Drug Hell, Mark Morris) before recording their debut 'The Bridge' in 2008. A chance meeting at a festival led to Jim Widdop (lead guitar) joining founder member Andy Richardson (vocals/guitar), Lee Horsely (keys/Hammond organ), Jay Marriott (guitar), Paul Whitingtom (bass) and Glen Price (drums) in 2013.
Rob Manners (bass/vocals) and Tris Alsbury (drums) joined in 2015, as other members left because of a job relocation or family needs taking priority.
Jim and Andy co-wrote Telephones' classic 'Hummingbyrd B/w Amsterdam' (2015, PPAJ Records), and the lineup settled. Many gigs and festivals later, the band recorded their second album 'Prosaic Turbulence' (Billywitch), during the lockdown and released it in 2022. The album got favourable reviews (Shindig Magazine "Shimmering Guitar Pop Classicism"; **** ).
In 2022, drummer Dominic Dillon (drums) joined to replace Tris, who is concentrating on other musical adventures. Rob Wakelin was handed bass duties over to him by Rob Manners, who has started another musical project.
The band are absolutely buzzing to be playing the brilliant local festival Off The Tracks!! Can't wait!