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British alt-rock/grunge-pop.
Main influences: Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age.

YOU kicked off all the way back in May 2017 in London, England. We put out our first single ‘A Bird’s Prey’ online in July and it got picked up by the BBC who aired us for 3 weeks running on their weekly show ‘BBC Introducing’. Off the back of that, we were offered a session on Notts TV’s live music magazine show which saw us performing an acoustic set live on terrestrial television. Since the three of us all play drums, bass and guitar (we call ourselves “multi-talentless”) we occasionally do pick up our acoustic guitars to do the odd unplugged session as a guitar trio, which allows us to perform in even the smallest and strangest of venues. At present, we’re in pre-production for our first music video, recording our first EP and booking for our European tour beginning in March 2018.

Who the hell are You?

Well, YOU (as in we) are a group of semi-likeminded guys with a penchant for vintage equipment and a passion for creating music we love.

Up front, on guitar/vocals is Lenny Verralis. Lenny is a prolific songwriter with a keen ear for sound. At just 25, he suffered a near fatal cardiac arrest – a harrowing experience which is occasionally reflected in his songwriting. Short, ginger and dyslexic, he’s described by some as a genius, although we have a few other names for him…

In defence, on bass is Elliott Parkin. Elliott represents the classic rocker in the band, despite being only the 3rd youngest member. He was born with two extra fingers which had to be removed when he was a baby. Shame really, we could’ve had a half decent bass player by now. All jokes aside though, we probably could’ve.

And last but by all means least, way back in goal, on drums is Jamie Oliver (not the chef). Jamie left his job as a gravedigger in 2005 to join the seminal punk band UK Subs. An avid fan of science and technology and a suspected case of undiagnosed ADHD, he lives in a caravan on a WW2 airfield, where he spends most of his time skydiving.

Together we’re quite a chilled out yet extroverted bunch of reprobates. We enjoy meeting people, having a laugh and doing what we do, and we think that comes across in our stage show.


“A London based band who are setting venues alight!” – Kerrang!


Latest single:

‘A Bird’s Prey’. Release date: 08/07/17



Lyric video for ‘A Bird’s Prey’. Shot and edited by Jamie Oliver on an iPhone.

Live on Notts TV. 

Live at the Queens Hall in Nuneaton.


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