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Miss Danby & the What

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Band Miss Danby & the What (Whole) UK
1 - Band put together by musician/singer/song​writer Miss Danby. 2 - Hailing from the cold nether regions of North East England and Brummyland via Welsh Rabbits. 3 - `At once both sweet and harsh.` NARC.magazine

Mis​s Danby & the What are a Newcastle Upon Tyne based four piece band fronted by Geordie loudmouth Miss Danby. All members are multi instrumentalists with a mad passion for music as well as extensive experience with acts throughout the UK and internationally. Writing and performing their own original, dark, sweet and twisted songs the band`s ethos is simple: To create and play with heart on display.

MEMBERS - Miss Danby - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Foghorn - S. J. Coles - Guitar, Effects Wizardry - Alex James - Bass, Backing Vox, Keyboards, Synths - Francesca Knowles - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vox

Style: Alternative, Blues, Experimental, Indie, Grrl, Post-Punk, Rock


`Miss Danby & The What are all shades of feisty. Zesty indie-rock is the name of their particular game and they play it with all the panache of Siouxsie Sioux on a long weekend break with X-Ray Spex.` The Crack Magazine

`Song of the Day comes from Newcastle today. Lo-fi, sweet, and Miss Danby’s vocal is sublime.` Halina Rifai, Podcart

`I don’t get excited about much these days but wow what a fantastic sound you have got there, edgy post punk original sound great stuff.` J. Batey

“Check out this great band (that we love).” Litpop

`Miss Danby has an incredible, unique vocal talent and there is a cool Experimental Punk element to their sound provided by the rest of the What. This band definitely has the ability to set themselves apart from the crowd.` Mallaz

`More John Fahey than Joni Mitchell. There’s no one quite like Miss Danby… ` Sheena Revolta, Women in Revolt

`Loving the name of the band and your influences, I finally got to listen to you. I wasn`t disappointed.` Andy Clark

`A punk ethic and energetic vocal delivery of headliners Miss Danby & The What make them compulsive viewing.` KYEO

`They sound great. The vocals are mint!` Nick Roberts, BBC Radio Newcastle

`Like having a fight with the New York Dolls in a wheelie bin.` Cuttooth

Last updated: 05/04/2017
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