Liability - UK Folk Band

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Location: Bournemouth
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United Kingdom
Genre: Acoustic | Folk | Punk | Rock | Wedding Band
Band Status: Unsigned

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Genres: Acoustic | Folk | Punk | Rock | Wedding Band
Location (county/state): Bournemouth
Country:
United Kingdom
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Liability are a folk/punk band that, no matter the time of day of year, will be on hand in a venue near (ish) you, or rocking the tent at a festival with musical wonderlust.

Formed in 2008 by Lee Lasnon and Paul "Cheeze" Good, Liability were originally a 4 piece band including Dave Burrells (bass) and Martin Roberts (Drums). Heavily influenced by bands such as The Levellers, 3 Daft Monkeys and Dropkick Murphys the vision for the band was to create something in the middle of all those bands. Auditions followed for other instruments, such as fiddle, but no additions were ever made to the 4 piece.
Liability made their first appearance, 3 months after forming, at The Inferno in Bournemouth, opening the festival. The intentions of the band were quite clear from here on in that they were very energetic performers, with a massive emphasis on stage presence and crowd interaction, and by the end of the gig had everyone on their feet, and some on the tables.
Shortly after, bassist Dave left Liability to concentrate on other projects he had been involved with prior to joining. Liability chose not to replace Dave and went out as a 3 piece, with Martin moving from drums to percussion and accordion. Lee and Cheeze changed from electric to acoustic guitars and the songs were adapted slightly.
Even following the change, nothing was really notably different on stage as the performances were just as manic and energized.
A couple of months later Martin left Liability and they went out as a 2 piece, for the first time, later that week.
Since becoming a duo the music of Liability took more of a folk/punk route moving from folk/rock, and also seemed to catch a song writing bug, and started becoming more widely known across the UK.
November 2009 was announced as the last 2009 live performances for Liability and they went out in style playing Joiners in Southampton and supporting 3 Daft Monkeys at Mr Kyps in Poole.
During their break Cheeze changed from a 6 string to a 12 string guitar and Liability were busy writing new songs and making small changes to their repertoire.
They hit 2010 with a huge bang, starting live on radio with a performance and interview and gigs in Winchester, Guildford (with the dreaded bath of cider), Oxford, Bournemouth and London along with a gig supporting, Canadian touring artist, David Celia booked.
Liability also announced they were starting to record their album, "We Danced And We Played" (later released as 'Never Believe You're Dead'), which has been attracted record label interest and was released in 2011. As well as this, Liability confirmed they would be working closely with solo artist Tim Somerfield throughout 2010.
The album was, in the end, released on their own label, Cheezy Spyder, digitally, but physical versions of the album is available from their shows.

Another break was announced in 2010, with April being the month off of choice, for the band to 'detox' and concentrate on writing some new material.
Before another break though, Liability again went out in style comparing Shudder Festival, in aid of Cancer Research UK, at Chords in Poole. Liability were asked to introduce every band, play in-between every other band and basically do whatever was required to keep the crowd going. Liability were a huge success, with their fan base growing 60% in the 2 weeks after the show and really got the crowd going before introducing acts such as MC Lars and Zebrahead.
An extended break was taken during 2012, but Liability were back, for a short time, at the end of the year before hibernating again for winter.
Following 2013 Liability took a long break for both Lee and Paul to work on their solo projects, both of which have been greatly successful and Liability shows now often have both of them showing their solo skills off, whilst the other runs to the bar.
In early 2015 Liability announced they would be returning to the world of supporting each other though, and kicked it off with a fantastic gig at The Stable in Poole.
Following this show, Liability proudly welcomed new recruit, Clare Blackwell to the line-up who has beenshredding some riffs on the 4 stringed wonder known as the fiddle.
Late 2015 is going to hopefully see a very exciting project, which must be kept under wraps for now, but details will be released as and when they can be!
To do, Liability have been lucky enough to grace the stage with the following artists:
3 Daft Monkeys, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, The Wonderstuff, Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs, David Celia, Dave McPherson, MC Lars, Zebrahead and many more.

What others have said about Liability:

"Reminds me of The Men They couldn't Hang" - 7pm Management

"The music is lovely, down to earth and fairly politically charged" - End Of The Road

"Brilliant fun, everyone enjoyed it and toes were tapping" - Railway Inn

"Fantastic music, great energy, mad but aweomse" - MC Lars

"Did a great job of keeping the crowd locked in all night - loved them" - Zebrahead

“Really like the tunes” – Bowling For Soup

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Liability are a folk/punk band that, no matter the time of day of year, will be on hand in a venue near (ish) you, or rocking the tent at a festival with musical wonderlust.

Formed in 2008 by Lee Lasnon and Paul "Cheeze" Good, Liability were originally a 4 piece band including Dave Burrells (bass) and Martin Roberts (Drums). Heavily influenced by bands such as The Levellers, 3 Daft Monkeys and Dropkick Murphys the vision for the band was to create something in the middle of all those bands. Auditions followed for other instruments, such as fiddle, but no additions were ever made to the 4 piece.
Liability made their first appearance, 3 months after forming, at The Inferno in Bournemouth, opening the festival. The intentions of the band were quite clear from here on in that they were very energetic performers, with a massive emphasis on stage presence and crowd interaction, and by the end of the gig had everyone on their feet, and some on the tables.
Shortly after, bassist Dave left Liability to concentrate on other projects he had been involved with prior to joining. Liability chose not to replace Dave and went out as a 3 piece, with Martin moving from drums to percussion and accordion. Lee and Cheeze changed from electric to acoustic guitars and the songs were adapted slightly.
Even following the change, nothing was really notably different on stage as the performances were just as manic and energized.
A couple of months later Martin left Liability and they went out as a 2 piece, for the first time, later that week.
Since becoming a duo the music of Liability took more of a folk/punk route moving from folk/rock, and also seemed to catch a song writing bug, and started becoming more widely known across the UK.
November 2009 was announced as the last 2009 live performances for Liability and they went out in style playing Joiners in Southampton and supporting 3 Daft Monkeys at Mr Kyps in Poole.
During their break Cheeze changed from a 6 string to a 12 string guitar and Liability were busy writing new songs and making small changes to their repertoire.
They hit 2010 with a huge bang, starting live on radio with a performance and interview and gigs in Winchester, Guildford (with the dreaded bath of cider), Oxford, Bournemouth and London along with a gig supporting, Canadian touring artist, David Celia booked.
Liability also announced they were starting to record their album, "We Danced And We Played" (later released as 'Never Believe You're Dead'), which has been attracted record label interest and was released in 2011. As well as this, Liability confirmed they would be working closely with solo artist Tim Somerfield throughout 2010.
The album was, in the end, released on their own label, Cheezy Spyder, digitally, but physical versions of the album is available from their shows.

Another break was announced in 2010, with April being the month off of choice, for the band to 'detox' and concentrate on writing some new material.
Before another break though, Liability again went out in style comparing Shudder Festival, in aid of Cancer Research UK, at Chords in Poole. Liability were asked to introduce every band, play in-between every other band and basically do whatever was required to keep the crowd going. Liability were a huge success, with their fan base growing 60% in the 2 weeks after the show and really got the crowd going before introducing acts such as MC Lars and Zebrahead.
An extended break was taken during 2012, but Liability were back, for a short time, at the end of the year before hibernating again for winter.
Following 2013 Liability took a long break for both Lee and Paul to work on their solo projects, both of which have been greatly successful and Liability shows now often have both of them showing their solo skills off, whilst the other runs to the bar.
In early 2015 Liability announced they would be returning to the world of supporting each other though, and kicked it off with a fantastic gig at The Stable in Poole.
Following this show, Liability proudly welcomed new recruit, Clare Blackwell to the line-up who has beenshredding some riffs on the 4 stringed wonder known as the fiddle.
Late 2015 is going to hopefully see a very exciting project, which must be kept under wraps for now, but details will be released as and when they can be!
To do, Liability have been lucky enough to grace the stage with the following artists:
3 Daft Monkeys, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, The Wonderstuff, Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs, David Celia, Dave McPherson, MC Lars, Zebrahead and many more.

What others have said about Liability:

"Reminds me of The Men They couldn't Hang" - 7pm Management

"The music is lovely, down to earth and fairly politically charged" - End Of The Road

"Brilliant fun, everyone enjoyed it and toes were tapping" - Railway Inn

"Fantastic music, great energy, mad but aweomse" - MC Lars

"Did a great job of keeping the crowd locked in all night - loved them" - Zebrahead

“Really like the tunes” – Bowling For Soup