Family Ranks

Live Act Rap Electronica Soul Hip Hop Reggae
Family Ranks - Rap Electronica Soul Hip Hop Reggae Live Act in Manchester

Family Ranks Short Info

Family Ranks is a 7-piece collective fusing Soul, Hip-Hop, Electronica and Reggae. They consistently take listeners on a journey through lush expansive compositions, dark hard-hitting grooves and euphoric festival-anthems. The ensemble formed early in 2014 out of a union between session band House of Lords (notably acting house band for Manchester Urban Music night 'All About Good Music') and two of Manchester’s sharpest song-writers; Ruby-Ann Patterson and James Gill.

Since then, through frequent live-video releases and electrifying stage performances, they have quickly established themselves as a distinguished act on the Manchester scene. They have recently supported Natty on his 'Release The Fear' UK Tour, played at the Craig Charles curated ‘Mostly Jazz Festival’ and have also performed at notable Manchester venues such as Band on The Wall and Deaf Insitute as well as performing at events such as The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, ILuvLive and Sounds From the Other City.

After radio play on BBC Introducing Manchester, their first single ‘Hard To See Her Soul’ was selected for BBC Introducing on Radio 1Xtra and playlisted for the month of April 2016. After the success of the single, the band released their EP 'Speak Up' on 11th April 2016 which has received great attention from both fans and critics. ‘Hard To See Her Soul’ and ‘She’ also received airplay on Tom Robinson’s Introducing show on BBC Radio 6 Music in 2016. This was followed by a sold out headline show at Deaf Institute in Manchester in August. They will be joining the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club for two dates in September and October 2016.

Family Ranks is a 7-piece collective fusing Soul, Hip-Hop, Electronica and Reggae. They consistently take listeners on a journey through lush expansive compositions, dark hard-hitting grooves and euphoric festival-anthems. The ensemble formed early in 2014 out of a union between session band House of Lords (notably acting house band for Manchester Urban Music night 'All About Good Music') and two of Manchester’s sharpest song-writers; Ruby-Ann Patterson and James Gill.

Since then, through frequent live-video releases and electrifying stage performances, they have quickly established themselves as a distinguished act on the Manchester scen...

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Past Gigs Family Ranks

  • 11 | 2016 Manchester Sonder Festival
  • 11 | 2016 Manchester Scribble Festival
  • 11 | 2016 Manchester Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Band on the Wall
  • 09 | 2016 Liverpool Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Camp & Furnace
  • 08 | 2016 Nottingham Sofar Sounds
  • 08 | 2016 Manchester Deaf Institute
  • 07 | 2016 Birmingham Mostly Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Salford Sounds From The Other City Festival

Discography Family Ranks

  • 2016 Speak Up EP | Matchbox Recordings

Media

  • Sound Family Ranks- Hard To See H...
  • Sound She
  • Sound Speak Up
  • Sound Worth It
  • Video Family Ranks - Hard to see ...
  • Video Family Ranks - Better | Sof...
  • Video Family Ranks - She [The Ses...
  • Video Family Ranks - Moonlight

Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Ruby Ann Patterson Vocals
  • James Gill Vocals
  • Tom Barber Redmore Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
  • Liam Morson Keys
  • Jake Stentiford Guitar
  • Ben Whitfield Bass
  • Laurie Agnew Drums