The White Horse
Friday 6th November
London Road, Maidstone
Thursday 12th November
(Sing for their supper event)
Sunday 22nd November
6.30 Start (£10 a Ticket)
Thursday 10th December
Earl Street, Maidstone.
The iband are:
Ian David Ingles (Vocals/Guitar),
Andy Blythe Ford (Vocals/Bass),
John Hastings Strike (Vocals/Percussion).
They have worked on a number of music and band projects over the past decade.
The iband project was started after Ian and Andy went to see a gig together one night in late 2012. One of the support acts that night were using a Cajon (Percussion Box) which captured their imagination and provided inspiration for starting a new project.
Following that night, Andy came up with the idea of using some of the back catalogue of material Ian had written over the years with the view of adapting it to an acoustic format and after discussing the project with John, the iband was officially formed.
There was no real intention to play a specific style of music but the general aim was to keep it raw, acoustic and strongly laced with vocal harmonies. The style developed through an organic process as the songs were arranged and gradually came together, stumbling upon a sound that worked for the project.
In 2014 The iBand adapted some pop song classics to fit within the set so that they could play more venues that required material that was already familiar to their audience. The iBand are currently recording their first album and they hope to have it available to buy via iTunes by the middle of 2016.