The Bid are a 5-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”.
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, Wire FM. Their debut single "Don't Wait" continues to amass downloads across the planet, with plays on radio stations in the UK, America and Australia.
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 soon reconnected with Dan Brown, a versatile guitarist that he had been in bands with throughout college. Not long after, Matt Selman joined on bass.
They finally became the Bid in June 2018 when Tom O’Reilly joined as drummer and the group of friends became a band that demanded its own identity. Since then, 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.
The Bid continue to attract audiences across the UK with their captivating live set.
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