B I O G R A P H Y
The Bid are a three-piece indie folk band from Warrington, Cheshire - a traditional Northern town comfortably sandwiched between Manchester and Liverpool.
With a style that mixes Americana-folk with a British indie sensibility (imagine a Tennessee dive bar was dropped into a Northern council estate), the band work cohesively as a powerful unit to create a sound described by The Manc Review as “classically chiselled whilst creating a refreshing and original sound”.
Frontman Joe Hatton moved away from the art of busking in the lanes of Brighton to his hometown of Warrington 6 months after meeting North-Londoner Lindsay Hatton (and deciding that £4.70 a pint was just a little too rich for their blood). After packing up a hired transit van, they headed up North, where Joe and Lindsay soon met Matt Selman, a bass playing man of legend in Warrington.
Before they knew it, they were playing shows all over the UK from EBGBS to the Etihad City Square stage, sharing journeys from Northumberland's Coquet Fest, down to Camden’s Dublin Castle. They recently played main support for Man and The Echo at a sold-out show in The Auction Rooms, Warrington.
The Bid have created a sound that juxtaposes foot-stomping beats with lyrics influenced by the working class lifestyle to create a series of quirkily melancholic melodies that reflect life in the North West today. The band are also champions of mental health awareness, composing lyrics and melodies that focus on the challenges of life on the breadline and the effects of tackling obstacles in life and love.
BBC Introducing: Merseyside featured The Bid’s track ‘Make It Happen’ on their ‘Producer's Picks’ and have received great support from Warrington's flagship radio station, Radio Warrington.
Their debut single "Don't Wait" continues to amass downloads across the planet, with plays on radio stations in the UK, America and Australia.
They continue to attract audiences across the UK with their captivating live set, where frontman Joe Hatton can be seen stomping away on his kick drum whilst twanging a guitar and singing with glee. Backed up by Matt and Lindsay, the sound is solid and gives remanence of The White Stripes early years. In the near future, The Bid will be performing full band sets on bigger stages around the UK. Currently, The Bid are working on writing, recording and producing their debut album. Give them a follow on social media for more news, as and when it happens.
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