Alston Live has a happy relationship with South Wales (remember One Mark and A Frank from Newport last year?). Well this year’s treat from the principality is The Now. The average age of the band is 21 and their cutting edge look and feel falls in line with their sound, cool, current and highly charged!
The Now’s inspiration comes from an eclectic mix of music and musicians who include Chuck Berry and The Police right through to Kasabian and Catfish and the Bottlemen, however these are just inspirations and not to be confused with how the band sounds. Vocal influences include Kelly Jones and Ryan ‘’Van’’ McCann.
The band has been jamming together since 2016 after meeting at a local jam night. After taking time to find their right sound, decided to form ‘The Now’. Their stage presence is something special and full of energy and their self written songs deliver a huge punch to the head with superb lyrics that stay in your head for days; all poetically written by enigmatic frontman Shane. The Now are determined to stand alone with a unique sound. They have music and lyrics that need to be heard and it’s the band’s mission to make sure they’re heard by as many people as possible.
The Now have already worked with legendary producers like grammy award winning producer Jason Perry (Mcfly, Busted, Don Broco, The Blackout), Adam Noble (Coldplay, Biffy Clyro, Liam Gallagher) and Richard Jackson (The Automatic, Super Furry Animals and Duffy).