The Sound Marshals are a three-piece indie rock band from Manchester, offering both covers and original sets.
They have been described on the radio and in the press as “The thinking man’s indie”. They are previous winners of X-fm Upload: Band Of The Week with their tune ‘Strip for Me’, they are also winners of Rock Radio’s Battle Of The Bands and Stockport’s Finest competitions.
The band only play songs that they love, which comes through in their performance.
They cover music ranging from the ’60s to the present day.
Listed below are some of the great bands whose music you can expect to hear when you book a cover gig.
• The Rolling Stones
• The Undertones
• The Beatles
• The Smiths
• The Stone Roses
• The Doors
• Led Zeppelin
• The Kinks
• The Seahorses
• The Foo Fighters
• The Verve
• The Buzzcocks
• Ocean Colour Scene
• The White Stripes
• Catfish and the Bottlemen
• The Raconteurs
Requests are welcome. If you have a particular song that you’d like to have played at your event then please mention this when booking to discuss.
These guys have a regular slot with us at the Garrick and always go down really well with the crowd. A great mix of music with plenty of crowd pleasers and a couple you don’t usually get on the pub circuit!
- The Garrick, Urmston, Manchester
Great band, had them back and booked another gig later in the year… Really got the place jumping… Fab night!
- The Melville, Stretford, Manchester
We would like to thank the Sound Marshals for performing for us at our wedding reception. Their performance was truly outstanding they really made the day for us!
The guests thoroughly enjoyed the unique twist on some classic Manchester hits. Their personalities were great, they are true professionals.
Thank you Sound Marshals!
Paul & Rachel
(Mr & Mrs Wright)
– Paul and Rachel Wright, Stockport
Deep grooves, brilliantly eerie guitar riffs and lyrics so catchy they will literally etch themselves to the inside walls of your brain. The Sound Marshals represent all good things Manc.
- Sandman Magazine
(Sound Marshals) are increasingly winning people over with their melodic indie-rock-pop… It is a sound that will always have fans and rightly so. When it’s done as well as Sound Marshals do it, it is a treat.
- BBC Manchester
Indie-genius, full of fat guitars, awesome beats and a bass that could pump the Thames dry. Manchester should be proud of the Sound Marshals.
This very well presented EP from the Sound Marshals is also enhanced with a much bigger sound and superbly produced recordings (not surprisingly by the very impressive John Kettle). It’s a big change from last years demo and some of the tracks from that, are given a retread here to great effect.
“Itchin” is a jangly ballad where the guitars cascade beneath the appealing vocal skills of Chris Cox. He’s a brilliantly capable singer with shades of an early Guy Garvey and a soulful, almost flawless timbre. “Badvibes” sounds livelier and vibrant and the band have worked hard to rearrange these songs. The driving rock of “Lunatic” is impressive, building in ethereal, quieter moments to great effect alongside some well timed strings. There’s an epic feel to “Serotonin” even though it’s no longer than the other tracks on here, but it’s another exemplary performance.
- Emily Slowlie, ManchesterMusic.co.uk