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Free Empire

Free Empire are a 5 piece indie / rock covers band performing in Yorkshire and the Midlands.
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We perform at pubs and clubs, along with private functions, such as parties and weddings.


'Free Empire' were created when an opportunist meeting occurred between Ryan Hobbs & Adam Larner at an open mic night at The Tarn pub in Yeadon.

Adam performed a number of songs, singing and playing guitar, while Ryan was vocalist performing with another guitarist.

After brief introductions between the two, it was arranged to meet up to 'jam' at another open mic night later that week, where Adam introduced Trevor Phillips.

Ryan, Trev and Adam jammed a few tracks that night and the response was great, so we set about recruiting a lead guitarist.

Ryan Hobbs contacted Mark Towers who he had known from previous open mic nights and the core of the band was formed.

It was decided that a second guitarist was required to enhance the rhythm section, so Mark Towers introduced Rob Clayton and the band was formed.

Initial rehearsal sessions confirmed the potential and after weeks of being unnamed, Free Empire was born!

Band Members:

Ryan Hobbs - Lead Vocals
Mark Towers - Rhythm/Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Rob Clayton - Rhythm/Lead Guitar
Trevor Phillips - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Adam Larner - Drums/Backing Vocals

Artists Covered:

Arctic Monkeys
The Beatles
Bryan Adams
The Calling
Foo Fighters
The Fratellis
Gavin DeGraw
Green Day
The Jeff Healey Band
Kaiser Chiefs
Kings of Leon
The Killers
The Rolling Stones
Snow Patrol
The Stokes
Thin Lizzy
The White Stripes
The Undertones
The Zutons

Social Media:
Twitter: @FreeEmpireBand

Free Empire, Leeds

music type
Indie / Rock - Live covers band (5 members)
available for
Any event including; Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Wedding, Party, Festival, Corporate,
Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1
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