live band

The Rumor

A quartet in their late teens to mid twenties, they comprise Lawrence Bray (vocals, lead guitar), Ally Mitchell (rhythm guitar), Ben Macmillan (bass) and Robbie Mottershead (drums).
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They hail from the Ampthill and Aspley Guise area. With the songwriting duties taken up by Lawrence and Ally, their own material is plentiful. The first chunk of The Rumor's playlist is of a heavy blues rock orientation.
Noticeably though, the singer's faint Dylanesque twang does give a slight country edge, especially on "Music is Alive". "Take a Bite" rips at the heart and is further enhanced by the vocal bawl of "Yeah, it's going to be alright". Wedged between a couple of covers (which do include a fair stab at The Verve's "Lucky man") is a song called "Coming Down" and yes, as The Rumor reveal, it is about "illegal substances". Also of note is "Miss Wild", including the pertinent lyrical question of "Where are you going?".
It's hard to pick out a favourite song from their set, but the band are in no doubt as to which is theirs. They reveal it has to be "Rumor Has It", a pure slice of old fashioned blues rock. With accomplished guitar work throughout, "Dreaming" has the quartet flamboyantly showing off these skills to their peak. They offer good songs and proficient performing. Above all, their attitude is good, with no mindless and boring chatter between songs and they appeal to young and older rockers alike

The Rumor, Ampthill

music type
Rock/Alt - Live originals band (4 members)
available for
Any event including; Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Wedding, Party, Festival, Corporate,
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 3JT
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