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The Great Escape 2016: Blossoms profile

The five-piece from Stockport continues its phenomenal year by playing at The Great Escape festival.

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Blossoms is a band from Greater Manchester and all its members were in other bands before forming. As a band the five boys have been busy recording and touring in order to build their fan base. These boys aren’t reinventing the wheel but what they do is a really good pop-rock sound. I like it because it’s not trying to be something it’s not.

Unless you have been living under a rock you will have heard of Blossoms, a band that has been hotly tipped by almost any publication this year. The critics were right as the band has succeeded in gaining more and more fame in 2016.

When asked about their influences the answers are surprising at times with the band quoting the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Abba and Oasis. When asked about those, singer Tom Ogden says that like other Manchester band’s, “We’re working-class, five lads just doing it because we love doing it”.

Ogden and drummer Joe Donovan have been best mates ever since a school trip to Alton Towers aged 13 and were model pupils attending school 100% of the time. The rest of the band joined as the years went by and finally the band was formed and named after a local pub The Blossoms.

It’s very likely that the band’s gigs at the Great Escape will be rammed and because of that the band is playing not once or twice but three times over the course of the weekend. Be sure to be there!

You can catch Blossoms live at The Great Escape on Thursday at Concorde 2 and Friday at Wagner Hall.

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