Blank Panda

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Location: Cornwall
Country:
United Kingdom
Genre: Indie | Progressive | Rock
Band Status: Unsigned

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Genres: Indie | Progressive | Rock
Location (county/state): Cornwall
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Blank Panda. A high energy blend of groovy, soulful post rock. Melodic and accessible yet full of surprises, The sound is progressive but never forgets the importance of good songs.

Drawing influences from huge spectrum of sounds and experiences, Blank panda has drawn comparisons to bands such as Pink floyd, Incubus The mars volta, Frank Zappa, The beetles and Led Zeppelin.

The band, formed early 2013, is something of a local supergroup, made up of prolific solo artist and former Floorjam and The Raise guitarist Darren Roberts, bassist and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Graham (former Roots Union, Floorjam), Seasoned session drummer Ross Mitchell of metal heroes Xenosis and who recently toured with Bay City Roller Eric Faulkner, and longterm friend and collaborator Ben Bush (The Shrooms) also on guitar.

After three relatively successful solo albums, including several worldwide chart appearances, Darren Roberts began work on what was planned to be album four at the tail end of 2012.

"I had my eye on Jamie and Ross for a while and knew they had some time off from touring on the horizon, so i jumped at the chance to get them involved in the new project" Darren Roberts

"I had listened to Darren's albums previous to joining the group and after having a chat to Darren and listening to the potential new songs i was very exited about what was possible with the material. I had been thinking for a while that i wanted a break from really heavy music and retune to my roots of playing groovy rock so the opportunity couldn't have come at a better time. I had also Jammed with Jamie on a couple of separate occasions and knew that we had an undeniable chemistry as a rhythm section" Ross Mitchell

"I knew this was going to be a great project from the first rehearsal. Originally it was going to be more of an acoustic album but when we got in a room together there was just so much energy and excitement, we knew right then. This is going to be punchy, dynamic and at times, Loud! After playing a few times we decided we needed another layer of sound. that is when Ben sprang to mind" Jamie Graham

"I knew the guys from the local scene, I was working on a local music project at the time and had guested on the occasional track in the past. I always got on with the guys separately so when i heard they were joining forces and asked me to join on guitar it was a no brainer!" Ben Bush

Blank panda were quick off the mark, Seven months after starting out they hit the studio to record their self titled, full debut album (due for release Jun/Jul 2014) Collaborating with the one and only Dare Mason (Prince, Placebo, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross…..)

Blank Panda have also wasted no time in respects to their live shows. They are selling out venues and have a series of festivals booked for the summer along with a series of UK tours starting in September 2014.

Press and Testimonials

West Briton
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Panda-pops/story-20715234-detail/story.h...

"THE happening band in the south west" Studiobar, Penzance

"Blank Panda rocked my world" Rob Spooner, Source FM

Blank Panda are:
Darren Roberts: Guitar, Vocals
Ben Bush: Guitar
Jamie Graham: Bass, Vocals
Ross Mitchell: Drums, Vocals

Contact:
blankpandauk@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/blankpandaband
Phone: 07887763521

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Blank Panda. A high energy blend of groovy, soulful post rock. Melodic and accessible yet full of surprises, The sound is progressive but never forgets the importance of good songs.

Drawing influences from huge spectrum of sounds and experiences, Blank panda has drawn comparisons to bands such as Pink floyd, Incubus The mars volta, Frank Zappa, The beetles and Led Zeppelin.

The band, formed early 2013, is something of a local supergroup, made up of prolific solo artist and former Floorjam and The Raise guitarist Darren Roberts, bassist and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Graham (former Roots Union, Floorjam), Seasoned session drummer Ross Mitchell of metal heroes Xenosis and who recently toured with Bay City Roller Eric Faulkner, and longterm friend and collaborator Ben Bush (The Shrooms) also on guitar.

After three relatively successful solo albums, including several worldwide chart appearances, Darren Roberts began work on what was planned to be album four at the tail end of 2012.

"I had my eye on Jamie and Ross for a while and knew they had some time off from touring on the horizon, so i jumped at the chance to get them involved in the new project" Darren Roberts

"I had listened to Darren's albums previous to joining the group and after having a chat to Darren and listening to the potential new songs i was very exited about what was possible with the material. I had been thinking for a while that i wanted a break from really heavy music and retune to my roots of playing groovy rock so the opportunity couldn't have come at a better time. I had also Jammed with Jamie on a couple of separate occasions and knew that we had an undeniable chemistry as a rhythm section" Ross Mitchell

"I knew this was going to be a great project from the first rehearsal. Originally it was going to be more of an acoustic album but when we got in a room together there was just so much energy and excitement, we knew right then. This is going to be punchy, dynamic and at times, Loud! After playing a few times we decided we needed another layer of sound. that is when Ben sprang to mind" Jamie Graham

"I knew the guys from the local scene, I was working on a local music project at the time and had guested on the occasional track in the past. I always got on with the guys separately so when i heard they were joining forces and asked me to join on guitar it was a no brainer!" Ben Bush

Blank panda were quick off the mark, Seven months after starting out they hit the studio to record their self titled, full debut album (due for release Jun/Jul 2014) Collaborating with the one and only Dare Mason (Prince, Placebo, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross…..)

Blank Panda have also wasted no time in respects to their live shows. They are selling out venues and have a series of festivals booked for the summer along with a series of UK tours starting in September 2014.

Press and Testimonials

West Briton
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Panda-pops/story-20715234-detail/story.h...

"THE happening band in the south west" Studiobar, Penzance

"Blank Panda rocked my world" Rob Spooner, Source FM

Blank Panda are:
Darren Roberts: Guitar, Vocals
Ben Bush: Guitar
Jamie Graham: Bass, Vocals
Ross Mitchell: Drums, Vocals

Contact:
blankpandauk@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/blankpandaband
Phone: 07887763521