Sapho are from Sutton, St Helens and were founded in January 2017 with the line up of Liam Abbott, Brad Owen and Luke Burrows.

Sapho Band image

The three, who are members of indie group The Patriots, have formed the new project which will see them write their own material.

The trio, who met at St Cuthbert’s School, Sutton, St Helens have performanced at the When In Manchester festival on April 15 2017.

‘Change’ is the only song that Sapho carried over from The Patriots as it was a very late Patriots song and they liked it so much.

“They are writing their own material and take it to the next level,” said Daz Owen in The St Helens Star, dad of band member Brad, who is joint managing the band alongside Nicole Burrows from Manchester based Mean Promotions.

“All the lads are local so we wanted to do the first gig in St Helens. They’re absolutely buzzing and it is something they always wanted to do but they appreciate the The Patriots is a popular project but this is completely separate. Nothing has changed.”

Sapho Live The Zanzibar and Magnet, Liverpool, published 2017

Selected festivals and gigs:

Tank Bar (Debut gig), St Helens, Saturday, 4 March 2017
Jimmy’s, Manchester, 22 March 2017 with Kashmere and Otherkin
When in Manchester Festival, 15 April 2017
AMP Festival, The Rocking Chair, Sheffield, 29 April 2017
The Magnet, Liverpool, 26 May 2017
Verve Bar, Leeds, 10 June 2017 with Ivory Wave and The Diesel Trees
Elefest, The Elephant, Thatto Heath, St Helens, 1 July 2017 with Titors Insignia, Matty Lamb and others
The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool, 11 August 2017 supporting Kashmere
The Red Lion, St Helens, 29 September 2017
Kazoopa Festival, Leeds, 25 November 2017

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The Patriots


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Teenage trio launch ‘exciting’ new venture SAPHO – St Helens Star, 11th February 2017

This article was created, compiled and produced by Barry Grady. 29 November 2017.

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