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The Amber Herd are a five piece alternative rock band from Nottingham and Chesterfield UK.

‘Conventional’ is not a word that applies to The Amber Herd. Formed in Nottingham in 2007 and consisting of members from all over the country that independently all converged on the East Midlands, drawing on influences from thrash metal to traditional folk whilst bringing life to the kind of vivid pictures and swirling soundscapes that LSD was designed for, The Amber Herd are anything but ordinary.

Headlining shows at major venues around The UK, BBC Radio Nottingham sessions, high profile support slots with the likes of CUD, Jesus Jones, Knifeworld, Delays, That Petrol Emotion, Ultrasound and many more; Festival appearances at Y-Not, Bearded Theory, Headstock, Glastonwick (by personal invitation of Attila the Stockbroker) and High Voltage Festival (having won a national competition to headline the acoustic stage) have led to the band being described in a variety of media as “Nottingham’s best kept secret?”, “an intriguing band with an eye for drama and melody” and “Mind blowing!”.

Whilst always a formidable live proposition, the band have not eschewed the studio having released two double A side singles (the second of which, ‘Thursday’, was voted Notts Live radio’s number one song of 2010 in their annual top 50 run down), a five track EP (closing song ‘Magnolia’ memorably featuring on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks in the UK) and now the band's debut album ‘Our Only Eden’ – a 55 minute concept album in the non-dirty sense of the word that promises to take the listener to another dimension.

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“It is difficult to believe this is the band’s first full length release as it feels very accomplished and like a third or fourth album by a veteran group. I would need to hear it a few more times, but that is something I am willing to do for the pure musical and lyrical enjoyment. I expect we will all be hearing a lot more from these guys and I look forward to it”
RedDom – Nottingham live magazine

“There isn’t a single second in this album that could be taken out. Our Only Eden is a chilled out album perfect for the long summer nights. The Amber Herd are definitely ones to watch; don’t be put off by their alternative approach, just sit back and relax because they’ve got it all under control”
Sian Hodkin – Derbyshire Times

With a powerful sound, and evoking lyrics The Amber Herd deliver a masterpiece with “Our Only Eden”.
Spaced Out Magazine

“'Nottingham city-based post-punk outfit The Amber Herd - and when we say "post punk", we mean like the master class of 1984 perfected so vehemently back in the day'”
Dom Gourlay - Drowned in Sound

“The Amber Herd are a psych-scented indie outfit.
Great use of guitars and Theremin, truly arresting vocals, and a moody feel … they know how to use dynamics,This lot should be massive, if there is any justice (damn it)."

RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE JULY 2015

The Amber Herd are a five piece alternative rock band from Nottingham and Chesterfield UK.

‘Conventional’ is not a word that applies to The Amber Herd. Formed in Nottingham in 2007 and consisting of members from all over the country that independently all converged on the East Midlands, drawing on influences from thrash metal to traditional folk whilst bringing life to the kind of vivid pictures and swirling soundscapes that LSD was designed for, The Amber Herd are anything but ordinary.

Headlining shows at major venues around The UK, BBC Radio Nottingham sessions, high profile support slots with the likes of CUD, Jesus Jones, Knifeworld...

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the amber herd on Tour

  • 03 | 02 | 2017 Greyhound, Derby Bona Fide Fridays Acoustic show
  • 19 | 08 | 2017 Southwell Wadstock goes forth
  • 17 | 09 | 2017 Robin 2, Bilston Multi-Story Support
  • 02 | 12 | 2017 Musician, Leicester Danfest 7

Past Gigs the amber herd

  • 11 | 2016 Chameleon at the Kings, Grantham
  • 10 | 2016 The Maze, Nottingham
  • 08 | 2016 Fiskerton Wadstock the Third
  • 07 | 2016 Pikehall Y-Not Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Northampton Enid Summer Fete.
  • 07 | 2016 The Bodega, Nottingham
  • 03 | 2016 Lofthouse, Nottingham New Apostles Album release show.
  • 01 | 2016 The Maze, Nottingham Refugee Benefit Concert
  • 12 | 2015 The Musician, Leicester Danfest5
  • 10 | 2015 Midas, Leicester Oxjam Takeover
  • 10 | 2015 Rock City, Nottingham Wake-Up Indie All dayer
  • 10 | 2015 Bunkers hill, Nottingham The Hockley Hustle Sunday Alternative stage
  • 09 | 2015 The Maze, nottingham With Lois
  • 07 | 2015 The Bodega, Nottingham Lorna Support
  • 06 | 2015 Kimberly Kimberly Jamm
  • 06 | 2015 The Hairy dog, Derby An alternative evening of interesting sounds, ranging from proggy to punky, ferocious to funky.
  • 05 | 2015 The Golden Fleece, Nottingham Fleece Fest
  • 04 | 2015 Real Time Live, Chesterfield Record Store Day Event
  • 03 | 2015 The Borderline, London
  • 12 | 2014 The Maze, Nottingham A Night Of Psychedelia
  • 12 | 2014 Bonington Theatre, Arnold Charity Christmas Show
  • 11 | 2014 Brewdog, Sheffield Acoustic Dog
  • 10 | 2014 The Hope, Brighton In Search For Syd
  • 07 | 2014 Hasland Theatre, Chesterfield Theatre Shows
  • 05 | 2014 Bonington Theatre, Arnold Theatre Shows
  • 05 | 2014 Nottingham The Summer Gathering
  • 04 | 2014 Leicester LMF heat 9
  • 03 | 2014 The Maze, Nottingham
  • 01 | 2014 Featherstone castle, Newcastle

Discography the amber herd

  • 2016 In Cascade EP | Herdwerks
  • 2015 Kite Single | Tallbird records
  • 2014 Our only Eden Album | Herdwerks
  • 2011 This town EP | Herdwerks
  • 2010 Red gold/ Thursday Single | Herdwerks
  • 2009 Foot tapper / Stage fright Single | Herdwerks

Media

  • Sound Northern Sky
  • Sound Hall Of Mirrors
  • Sound Thursday
  • Sound Stage Fright (Payola Disco ...
  • Video The Amber Herd | Northern Sky
  • Video The Amber Herd - Kite
  • Sound Three Ring Circus
  • Sound Red Gold
  • Sound Another River
  • Sound Tinman
  • Sound Kite
  • Sound Leaving Home
  • Sound Stage Fright
  • Sound In To Land
  • Video "Stagefright" by The Amber ...
  • Video The Amber Herd - Leaving Ho...
  • Video The Amber Herd - Tinman / I...
  • Sound The Amber Herd Live@bodega1...

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1,496 Fans
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1,391 Follower

Origin

  • Nottingham GB

Founded

  • 2006

Members

  • Neil Beards rhythm Guitar, Vocals
  • Paul Wentworth Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Rob Fitzmaurice Bass
  • Ollie Powditch Keyboards
  • Mark Lasbury Drums

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