Lois

Live Act Indie Rock ’n’ Roll Rock Melodic Garage Rock
Lois - Indie Rock ’n’ Roll Rock Melodic Garage Rock Live Act in Nottingham

Lois Short Info

“Lois have managed to pull off that most difficult of tricks - sounding authentically retro whilst simultaneously being absolutely contemporary. Nice one lads”. – Mark Radcliffe – BBC Radio 6 Music

Contact: lois@neongrovemusic.com

Lois are a four-piece rock and roll band from Nottingham comprising John Selby, Rich Spencer, Lee Matysiak and Adrian Maguire. Influenced by some of the greatest British and US bands ranging from the 60s and early 70s to the cream of today's talent, Lois have crafted a characteristic sound all of their own that blends a retro-tinged coolness with a fresh and exciting modern edge.

Their debut album “The Polperro Horse Bus Company” was released independently in 2014 via Neon Grove Music and the band have steadily increased a large and loyal following in their hometown whilst supporting the record, by playing support slots to established signed bands and playing their own headline shows at well-respected venues around the City.

On attracting the attention of BBC Radio stalwart DJ Mark Radcliffe, he has championed the band on both his BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music shows in the UK, spinning their tunes to large national audiences regularly and noting that “Lois have managed to pull off that most difficult of tricks - sounding authentically retro whilst simultaneously being absolutely contemporary. Nice one lads”

They have worked with renowned Producers/Engineers Guy Massey (Beatles remasters, Manic Street Preachers), Jim Spencer (The Charlatans, The Cribs, New Order) and Jon Astley (The Who, The Small Faces) during both the recording of their debut E.P. ‘Velvet Mornings’ and the debut album and receiving glowing reviews in the press for both their live show and recorded work:

"Out of sixteen songs there were surprisingly no duds in the mix. 4.0 out of 5 ‘TOP ALBUM’" - The Even Ground review of 'The Polperro Horse Bus Company'www.theevenground.com/indie-music-al…se-bus-company

"...this is a hugely impressive, uplifting combination of old school rock and roll comforts with a readily-apparent, modern twist. If you don’t find yourself singing along and tapping your feet to ‘Don’t Leave Me Ruined’, I’d recommend you go and see someone about it." - Nottingham Live review of 'The Polperro Horse Bus Company.www.nottinghamlive.co.uk/live/alb…company/

"You'll find they are a superb indie combination of 60’s music, rock and roll and funk, but you what you won’t witness is this; the pure, raw and funk-laden rock bubble that is their immense live act." - Pennyblack Music www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages…Article/7525

"Their impressive array of jaunty indie numbers show why they are often referred to as one of Nottingham's best live bands." www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Review-Trib…/story.html

"Don’t rule it out if you’re not a fan of retro guitar bands because with its toe-tapping beats and smooth vocals, this album is guaranteed to have you dancing around your room in no time." - Leftlion Magazine www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/ti…ry-2015/id/7163

"An outstanding first offering" - Pennyblack Music review of 'The Polperro Horse Bus Company' -www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages…/9549

“Lois have managed to pull off that most difficult of tricks - sounding authentically retro whilst simultaneously being absolutely contemporary. Nice one lads”. – Mark Radcliffe – BBC Radio 6 Music

Contact: lois@neongrovemusic.com

Lois are a four-piece rock and roll band from Nottingham comprising John Selby, Rich Spencer, Lee Matysiak and Adrian Maguire. Influenced by some of the greatest British and US bands ranging from the 60s and early 70s to the cream of today's talent, Lois have crafted a characteristic sound all of their own that blends a retro-tinged coolness with a fresh and exciting modern edge.

Their debut album “The Polperr...

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Past Gigs Lois

  • 09 | 2016 Nottingham Nottingham Contemporary
  • 07 | 2016 Wellow Wellowfest
  • 06 | 2016 Manchester Rebellion (Lois Spring/Summer UK tour)
  • 06 | 2016 Nottingham 'Shine On' Indie club night (headline show)
  • 06 | 2016 Sheffield RS Bar (Lois Spring/Summer UK tour)
  • 05 | 2016 Birmingham Actress and Bishop (Lois Spring/Summer UK tour)
  • 05 | 2016 London Dublin Castle (Lois Spring/Summer UK tour)
  • 04 | 2016 Nottingham The Bodega (headline show)
  • 03 | 2016 London Jar Live Presents.. UpSurge! ft Lois
  • 02 | 2016 Nottingham The Maze (headline gig)
  • 10 | 2015 Mansfield Forest Town Arena (Scooter rally)
  • 09 | 2015 Nottingham The Maze (headline gig)
  • 09 | 2015 London The Blues Kitchen
  • 07 | 2015 Nottingham Jamcafe (headline gig)
  • 07 | 2015 Newton, Notts Deerstock Festival 2015
  • 05 | 2015 Mansfield StagFest 2015 (One Call Stadium, Mansfield Town F.C.)
  • 05 | 2015 Nottingham The Maze (supporting The Sherlocks)
  • 03 | 2015 Mansfield Sir John Cockle Pub (Mansfield Roadrunners Scooter Club charity event)
  • 03 | 2015 Nottingham Jamcafe (supporting Pink Cigar)
  • 02 | 2015 Nottingham Golden Fleece (supporting Misty Miller)
  • 12 | 2014 Leicester The Shed
  • 12 | 2014 London Dublin Castle, Camden
  • 12 | 2014 Nottngham Jamcafe
  • 11 | 2014 Nottingham The Bricklayers Arms, opening night
  • 10 | 2014 Leicester The Shed, Leicester
  • 10 | 2014 Nottingham Hockley Hustle. Bad JuJu Bar
  • 10 | 2014 Nottingham Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) main support @ The Maze
  • 09 | 2014 Nottingham The Bodega (supporting Exit Calm)
  • 08 | 2014 Wellow, Notts Wellowfest
  • 08 | 2014 Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts Fairways Bar
  • 07 | 2014 Nottingham Jamcafe, Album launch show
  • 07 | 2014 Newton, Notts Deerstock Festival
  • 04 | 2014 Nottingham The Bodega (supporting The Moons)

Discography Lois

  • 2014 The Polperro Horse Bus Company Album | Neon Grove Music Ltd
  • 2012 Velvet Mornings EP EP | Neon Grove Music Ltd

Media

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Origin

  • Nottingham GB

Founded

  • 2008

Members

  • John Selby Vocals, guitar
  • Lee Matysiak Guitar, organ/piano, vocals
  • Richard Spencer Bass/vocals
  • Adrian Maguire Drums, percussion