5 Leaves Left
- Sam Walsh - Vocals/Guitar
- Ged Staley - Guitar/Backing Vocals
- Paul Walmsley - Bass
- Phil Bradley - Drums/Percussion
- Gordon Allen - Synthesizer/Guitar/Backing Vocals
Formed January 2006. Our sound is like nothing else around at the moment. We describe our music as melodic, layered, driving, well thought out, thought inducing and passionate. With influences as far afield as The Clash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 3 Doors Down, Pink Floyd, Vangelis, Led Zepellin, The Stone Roses and Jazz, we could only sound like us.
We are playing gigs in Oldham and Manchester, moving further afield in time. We are available for gigs around the Gtr. Manchester area and surrounding counties. Let us know if you would like us to play at a venue near you, we will get back in touch and see what we can do.
We rehearse twice weekly, throughout the year, defining our sound. Original songs (around thirty at last count) flow like the rain in Oldham! Some of the songs are throw away, some are classics in the raw, some need some TLC.
Our band name came about from a running out slip from a cigarette paper pack!
Most of us are Oldhamers, so we are all Manchester based. Dawn Eckersley ('Beats Editor, Oldham Chronicle) wrote of our 2007 demo CD:-
'Demo "Straight Off The Branch" is dark, brooding and moody. The skilled musicianship is based on talent rather than gimmicks and special effects. It's refreshing to see they're not a carbon copy of anyone else. With the right production these boys could be a real force to be reckoned with.'