Festivals, pubs/clubs, the O2 academy and HMV institute set ups, Escape have played, are booked to play and will, if asked, play them all. As long as there is an audience and enough room to get a 5 piece set up then prepare to be entertained
Escape Avenue deliver their own brand of alternative grunge/rock and are definitely not a bunch of part time wannabe s who produce cloned song after cloned song. This band is the real deal.
Founding members, Bassist John (Sabbath) Robinson, Lead singer Tim Wadley and Lead guitarist Richard Howell all played the music field before joining up to form Escape Avenue. The band as a quintet was born at the start of 2010 when Sam Purcell put aside his lead guitar role with local band Chicken Filth and agreed to bring his keyboard talents into the mix to enhance the Escape Avenue sound. Very soon after, the line up was set in stone when then the immensely talented Connor McLaughlin was persuaded to join the line up as replacement for the original drummer who had to quit as a result of work commitments.
The start of November 2010, seen Escape Avenue in the studio and the 6 track First Things First EP was created. The eclectic mix came as no surprise to the growing fan base as creating and putting together catchy songs like Down by the River with the off the wall and in your face Unanswered , the powerful riff based Fool with the power ballad Hummingbird is what the whole Escape Avenue experience is all about. In simple terms, Escape Avenue, are striving to deliver the sonic recreation of euphoria. EP release to itunes is planned in early 2011.
Every band makes claims re their music and themselves being different. In reality the statements made are meaningless words. The Escape Avenue challenge is to listen to us, watch our live set and then judge for yourself.