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Last login: 2007-08-07 23:40:27

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The band formed in 2000, they are a four peice namely Iain McLay Vocals & Guitars, Tony Baird - Lead Guitars, Shawn Pettit - Drums and Tom Drake - Bass. The band has been actively giging now for the passed three years starting locally and broadening out to new venews and events now that the band is becoming more established. Facing some stiff competition, Akimbo finished a very respectable second in the Newmarket Band Competition last September, since then they were involved in and headlined a charity concert for the East Cambs Families Project and helped to raise over 200.00 for the cause, they played in glorious sunshine at the Soham Carnival but the most exciting event of their career, Akimbo were selected, from many talented bands from across the country, to play at this years Radio Caroline's Rockin' Beer Fest held at the Huntingdon Racecourse in August. They have the ulimate privalige of playing along side bands such as The Stranglers, Dr. Feelgood, Ezio and Wishbone Ash - go to www.rockinbeerfest.co.uk for more info. The band went into the studio back in 2003 and recorded their first cd.
The band are influenced by many great artists of this musical world - classic 60's-70's rock ~ Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles and Rollin Stones to more recent groups like The Pixies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janes Addiction, Pearl Jam and everything in between. Akimbo are mainly a covers band, they are becoming more experimental, writing their own material, these include songs like So Cold, Day dreamin' Move and Late at Night. This is a band who are passionate about the music they play and performing in front of the like-minded, music loving populus.

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