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!
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
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