LestWeForget, an established, young and innovative progressive metal band from Oxford, are seeking an experienced and ambitious drummer. 

The band have recently released a new single, which has garnered high praise from a variety of online and print media, and has acquired 7,000 streams on Spotify and c.10,000 views on its music video, and have an EP written ready to be released in April/May 2019 – the band also gigs regularly up and down the UK. 

Dates already booked: 

Friday 12 April: The Black Prince, Northampton 
Saturday 13 April: The Royal Standard, Sheffield 
Friday 26 April: The Hobbit, Southampton 
Saturday 27 April: Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool 
Wednesday 15 May: Moles, Bath 
Saturday 18 May: The County Music Bar, Chesterfield 
Saturday 25 May: Grand Central, Manchester 
Saturday 1 June: The Star Inn, Guildford 
Sunday 2 June: Bar 42, Worthing 
Saturday 22 June: Fuel Rock, Manchester 
Sunday 23 June: The Fiddler’s Elbow, Camden 
Saturday 13 July: Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham
Saturday 3 August: Weightless Festival, Wakefield 
Saturday 28 September: Ravenfest, Wigan 
Saturday 29 September: The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes 

Candidate must: 

  • Have own high-quality gigging gear. 
  • Play drums to a high standard. 
  • (Preferable but not entirely necessary) Be experienced with in-ear systems and have their own equipment for this, including DI box, mixing desk and leads. 
  • Be able to attend gigs up and down the country (minimum four per month). 
  • Be able to practice regularly in the Oxfordshire area. 
  • Be capable at chipping in with the writing process. 
  • Be self-sustained economically, and therefore able to contribute to the band’s costs. 
  • Be able to transport themselves to gigs/recording/practice. 
  • Be between 20-28 (current band members’ ages are between 22-27). 
  • Be enthusiastic about taking a band to a very high level. 

Please find below a short biography of LestWeForget. 

Combining intricate riffs and furious rhythms with anthemic, cascading vocals, LestWeForget’s unique brand of progressive metal synthesises those two most disparate of things – the complex and the catchy. 

The band’s innovative sound derives from juxtaposition. This exists in the dialogue between JH Norris’s vocals and Harry Lingard-Bright’s soaring lead lines, and in the connection between Paul Heavey’s driving guitar riffs and Dec Doran’s fierce percussive cadences. 

Praised especially by BBC Introducing’s Dave Gilyeat, LestWeForget’s 2017 release ‘Sweet Serenity’ showcased the band’s affinity for a technical riff alongside a melodic, stadium-filling vocal line, and can be listened to on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/6KPIJI6cEqz1R9vbicZRGk?si=FAYyAIruSn6kqA8TwDmv-g) alongside their wider back catalogue. 

LestWeForget’s brand new single, ‘Zero Won’, is the most emphatic manifesto of their style to date – it has already garnered a multitude of plaudits through a variety of publications and media. 

Since appearing to a crowd of 6,000 at the Proud2 in London’s 02 Arena during the final of Live and Unsigned, at which the band played for high-profile industry professionals such as Kerrang!’s Alex Baker, LestWeForget have obtained notable support slots with bands such as Yashin, Fearless Vampire Killers, Press to Meco, Wars, Chapter and Verse, and Martyr de Mona, among others. 

They have sold out the 02 Academy 2 in Oxford, and have performed at prestigious live venues across the country, including The Fleece in Bristol, which hosted the band for a show in which they were the headlining touring act. 

LestWeForget continue to work as an exciting and inventive force in the UK scene. Further releases are scheduled for the near future. 

Please email norrisjh@yahoo.co.uk if interested. 

More information can be found at the band’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LWForgetUK

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