GuilFest 2011 - Lineup

Marner Brown

Born and bred in Richmond, (despite bassist Jacob being ‘definitely from space’, according to Fiachra!) the fast-rising Marner Brown boys are quickly becoming legends of the live circuit, and are to continue this stellar reputation this year. Having already impressed rock n roll stalwarts, including Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, Babyshambles and their former tour mates Ocean Colour Scene, as well as Weller granting them the freedom of his studio, Marner Brown are set for an exciting Summer. The festival list is looking vast and includes Guilfest, Electric Picnic and Frequency in Austria.

The end of last year paved the way for this year to be the big one for the band, writing and recording ‘Open Road’ for Grolsch for their global television advert and following the Scissor Sisters at the Google HQ ‘TGIF’ Event. It may be easy to pigeon hole Marner Brown as another rowdy indie band, but as The Fly magazine said, “The result's not lad rock, but something more delicate and precious.”

Watching them live, you get an understanding of the unique bond the band share with not only each other but a mutual passion for music and everything it encompasses. With lead vocalist and guitarist Fiachra Kerrigan at the helm, accompanied by arguably the tightest band on London’s live circuit, Marner Brown are unrivalled on stage.

Balancing undeniable song-writing prowess with genuine charm, the band have always demanded attention. Hardworking yet instinctively talented, Fiachra has always had musical ability in the blood. His brother Coz shares the same musical ability, managing to sign to Warner with his former band Larrikin Love having only played drums for six months! In the live setting, lead guitarist Aaron never fails to impress, with glowing praise coming from Ronnie Wood who said:

“Marner Brown, they are really good. They had a bit of a Led Zep ‘n’ Roses type thing".

"Aaron Grimes is currently THE best young guitarist in the UK and Marner Brown are possibly the best support we've ever had" - Steve Cradock, Ocean Colour Scene

On their live performances, Fiachra says: “We’ve always prided ourselves on energetic, tight live shows and if you can’t, in our eyes, you might as well fuck off”

Marner Brown are truly one band where you will not only take note of one or two members; collectively they pave the way for the next generation of rock ‘n’ roll.

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