Joe Symes & the Loving Kind

Live Act Heavy Pop Rock Indie
Joe Symes & the Loving Kind - Heavy Pop Rock Indie Live Act in Liverpool

Joe Symes & the Loving Kind Short Info

Joe Symes and the Loving Kind are an original three piece band from Liverpool, U.K, and like four other musicians who also called this major northwest city their home, they take great pride in the fact they churn out songs that are not only catchy, memorable, and instantly appealing, but cater to a wide range of people from all walks of life.

Joe Symes, along with Colin White, founded the band. It was while attending a local gig that the latter suggested to the former the name the “Loving Kind:” something that had been buried in his subconscious after listening the R.E.M song Get Up. After a sip or two of beer, the two agreed, set to work, and after one line up change discovered the wild and charismatic bass player Andy Cleary. The music world now had a powerful, explosive and foot taping power trio on their hands. An act one spectator described as “sounding like nine people on stage, not a mere three.”

The band’s self-titled debut album, released on their own record label, Truly Independent Records, is a resume of their musical versatility. A record containing songs of the rock, psychedelic, dah-dah, easy listening, country and movie soundtrack variety. One international reviewer called it an indie rock classic and two tracks appeared on the Charity Compilation Shoulder to Shoulder alongside tracks by Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), Robyn Hitchcock, Noel Gallagher, Pete Noone (Herman’s Hermits) and Wishbone Ash. This collection was organised by David Quaife, whose brother Pete was the original bass player of the British rock legends The Kinks. Creation Records’ Alan McGee even praised the album in question, even adding Hollywood stars like Matthew Modine, and Michael Keaton to the fan-base.

This was followed by the energetic rock orientated double A side single Things Get Better/I’m Gonna Find Out Someday: two tracks that show their current heavy pop incarnation, and gives the listener a glimpse of the direction the second album will take them. The single was not only played during half time at Liverpool Football Club’s ground on several occasions,
but was a three-week feature on BBC Introducing. Not too bad for the band’s second official release, spurring into more recordings and shows.

Keeping with the desire to show people more of their musical versatility, the next two releases took a detour down the unplugged route with the release of the Acoustic Variations E.P and the Acoustic Variations E.P Volume two: twin extended plays that show a rock band can translate their compositions from heavy electric guitars and pounding drums to acoustic
guitars, but with various forms of percussion and other instrumentation.

Shortly after this diversion, a limited edition single entitled You’re No Friends of Mine was released as a treat to their loyal fan base.

During the time-scale of these releases the band have not only gained major airplay and radio sessions in their native U.K but all around the world; predominantly in the U.S, Canada, and Australia.

But what do Joe Symes and the Loving Kind do best? What is the thing they shine at the most? The answer, of course, is live performance. Like their publicity resume, the list of places they’ve played and the other bands they’ve shared the bill with is equally impressive. Headlining Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds twice on the main stage of the Liverpool 02 Academy (the first time being (their second gig as a full band), supporting The Blockheads, Dodgy, XTC, Republica, Alt-J, Bloc Party, Starsailor, and The Christians, being part of the Hillsborough Truth & Justice Concert at the Royal Court Theatre Liverpool, headlining the lovely Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon, and bringing joy to audiences at venues and festivals right across the U.K in Manchester, Glasgow, Cheshire, Sheffield, Wigan, Nottingham, Shrewsbury, Northwich, Leicester, Wigan, Crewe, Stoke, Blackpool, and various parts of North and South Wales.

And finally coming right up to the present, the summer of 2018 sees the eagerly anticipated release of the band’s second album: a ten track rock classic that will leave the listener wanting more. The production of this album took place in several locations such as Peter Gabriel’s Solid State Logic Studios, the Motor Museum, Liverpool, and Parr Street Studios, Liverpool.

So to sum it all up: Joe Symes and the Loving Kind from Liverpool, U.K, One of the most exciting new bands to come out of Liverpool (according to the late Early Beatles manager/Merseybeat promoter Sam Leach, R.I.P.)
To quote Ryan Martin from Chicago based station Jammerzine:
“Take note if you are thinking of starting a band, or wanting to get your music heard. This is how it is done.”

Joe Symes and the Loving Kind are an original three piece band from Liverpool, U.K, and like four other musicians who also called this major northwest city their home, they take great pride in the fact they churn out songs that are not only catchy, memorable, and instantly appealing, but cater to a wide range of people from all walks of life.

Joe Symes, along with Colin White, founded the band. It was while attending a local gig that the latter suggested to the former the name the “Loving Kind:” something that had been buried in his subconscious after listening the R.E.M song Get Up. After a sip or two of beer, the two agreed, set to work...

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Joe Symes & the Loving Kind on Tour

  • 09 | 06 | 2018 Stoke On Trent The White Lion
  • 10 | 06 | 2018 London Hope and Anchor
  • 07 | 07 | 2018 Cheshire Frodsham on the Hill Festival (supporting Dodgy)
  • 28 | 07 | 2018 Liverpool East Village Arts Club
  • 04 | 08 | 2018 Manchester Park Inn Hotel - Manchester Author's Event
  • 11 | 08 | 2018 Stoke on Trent Jolly Potters
  • 25 | 08 | 2018 Stoke on Trent The White Lion
  • 06 | 10 | 2018 Stoke on Trent The White Lion
  • 13 | 10 | 2018 Northwich The Salty Dog

Past Gigs Joe Symes & the Loving Kind

  • 05 | 2018 Merthyr Tydfil, Wales The New Crown
  • 05 | 2018 Liverpool Cavern Club Back Stage (I.P.O Liverpool 2018)
  • 05 | 2018 Liverpool Cavern Club Front Stage (I.P.O Liverpool 2018)
  • 04 | 2018 Northwich The Salty Dog
  • 04 | 2018 Stoke On Trent Jolly Potters - Your City Festival
  • 03 | 2018 Liverpool Peaky Blinders Bar
  • 11 | 2017 Newcastle-Under-Lyme The Freebird
  • 11 | 2017 Liverpool Charity Event
  • 11 | 2017 Liverpool BBC Radio Merseyside 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • 10 | 2017 Glossop The Globe
  • 10 | 2017 Crewe The Box
  • 10 | 2017 Northwich The Salty Dog
  • 09 | 2017 Liverpool Zanzibar
  • 09 | 2017 Altringham The Cinnamon Club
  • 09 | 2017 Liverpool The Buyers Club
  • 09 | 2017 Leicester The Sound House
  • 09 | 2017 Blackpool The Waterloo Bar
  • 09 | 2017 Sheffield RS Bar
  • 08 | 2017 Liverpool Folk on the Dock
  • 08 | 2017 Llandudno Llandudno Promenade
  • 08 | 2017 Crewe The Box (Mindfest 3)
  • 08 | 2017 Manchester Mining Museum
  • 08 | 2017 Manchester Fred's Ale House
  • 07 | 2017 Cheshire Tribute On The Hill Festival
  • 07 | 2017 Winsford De Bees
  • 07 | 2017 Liverpool Foxy's Lomax
  • 07 | 2017 Manchester Manchester Fundraising Event
  • 05 | 2017 Liverpool Concert in the Square
  • 05 | 2017 Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
  • 05 | 2017 Liverpool The Cavern Club (back stage)
  • 05 | 2017 Liverpool The Cavern Club (front stage)
  • 05 | 2017 Liverpool HUS
  • 04 | 2017 Brecon Theatr Brycheiniog
  • 04 | 2017 Liverpool LIPA
  • 04 | 2017 Liverpool Zanzibar
  • 04 | 2017 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn (supporting The Christians)
  • 03 | 2017 Nottingham Spanky Van Dykes
  • 03 | 2017 Liverpool Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (LIPA)
  • 03 | 2017 Liverpool HUS
  • 02 | 2017 Skemersdale The E Rooms
  • 12 | 2016 Liverpool Zanzibar (end of year show)
  • 11 | 2016 Liverpool Devonshire House Hotel
  • 09 | 2016 Liverpool TriBeCa
  • 09 | 2016 Liverpool Devonshire House Hotel
  • 08 | 2016 Liverpool Truth & Justice Concert @ Royal Court
  • 08 | 2016 Wigan The Old Courts
  • 08 | 2016 Sheffield RS Bar
  • 08 | 2016 Cheshire Off Cut Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Manchester Red Rose Steam Society Mining Museum
  • 08 | 2016 Liverpool Liverpool Loves
  • 08 | 2016 Liverpool 50 Years of Revolver @ Leaf
  • 07 | 2016 Liverpool View 2 Gallery
  • 07 | 2016 Liverpool Parr Street Mods @ Parr Street
  • 07 | 2016 Cheshire Frodsham Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Liverpool Secret Circus @ Parr Street
  • 07 | 2016 Wallasey Park Sessions @ Central Park
  • 06 | 2016 Liverpool Devonshire House Hotel
  • 06 | 2016 Wirral West Kirby Live
  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool Concert in the Square
  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
  • 05 | 2016 Wallasey Yes We Camhs @ Grosvenor Ballroom
  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool Cavern Club (I.P.O Liverpool 2016)
  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool Cavern Club (I.P.O Liverpool 2016)
  • 04 | 2016 Liverpool Noel Gallagher's Aftershow Party 02 Academy
  • 04 | 2016 Liverpool Threshold Festival - Baltic Social
  • 03 | 2016 Liverpool Maguire's Pizza Bar
  • 03 | 2016 Liverpool Sound Food and Drink
  • 02 | 2016 Liverpool Joe Symes and the Loving Kind @ the Zanzibar

Discography Joe Symes & the Loving Kind

  • 2018 Phase II Album | Truly Independent Records
  • 2017 Acoustic Variations Volume Two EP | Truly Independent Records
  • 2017 You're No Friends Of Mine Single | Truly Independent Records
  • 2017 Acoustic Variations EP | Truly Independent Records
  • 2015 Things Get Better/I'm Gonna Find Out Someday Single | Truly Independent Records
  • 2013 Joe Symes & the Loving Kind Album | Truly Independent Records

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Origin

  • Liverpool GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Joe Symes Vocals/Guitars/Harmonica
  • Colin White Drums/Percussion/Backing Vocals
  • Andy Cleary Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals