The Bathtub Gin Band were formed in June 2016.
Andrew Bain (vocals and guitar)
Matthew Wilcock (drums and percussion)
The Bathtub Gin Band are a two piece hailing from the tombstone of Merseyside. A couple of years in the making, they’ve dusted themselves off and stumbled out of the post industrial dust bowl of St. Helens and are ready to unleash their tales of love, loss, woe and happiness to a wider audience.
Consisting simply of Vocals, guitar and skins The Bathtub Gin Band create an exciting cocktail of melody, rhythm and lyrical prowess.
Mr Andrew Bain (vocals and guitar) and Mr Matthew Wilcock (drums and percussion) absorb their surroundings and spill them out with the intent to make people dance, sing and rejoice.
Imagine If Paul Simon sported Leonards’ famous blue raincoat, donned Dylans’ leopard skin pillbox hat and danced Vans’ Moondance whilst Tom Waits calls him “Al”…… you’ll be in the same ball park.
– The Bathtub Gin Band Facebook page, 31 December 2016.
Blaming It On Me published on 15 November 2015
Blow published on 15 November 2015
Whoo Hoo (Working title) published on 15 November 2015
Nothing to Say published on 17 November 2015
Buried in the Ground published on 17 November 2015
Written in Dust published on 17 November 2015
The End of the World is Fast Approaching published on 17 November 2015
When the Oceans Turn to Sand published on 17 November 2015
Pt. 2 uploaded on 12 March 2016
The Bathtub Gin Band published on 29 May 2016
St Theresas Secret Session EP released 22 October 2016
Fairytale Of New York published on 29 December 2016
Kop Table – Sunderland v LFC Preview published March 2017
Featuring a track from The Bathtub Gin Band.
Everywhere uploaded on 8 August 2017
Walk On The Wild Side uploaded on 8 August 2017
Dreaming Of You uploaded on 8 August 2017
Vincent Black Lightening uploaded on 8 August 2017
Call Me Al uploaded on 8 August 2017
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out published on 8 August 2017
Take Me Anywhere But Home published on 8 August 2017
Close My Eyes published on 8 August 2017
Give Me Something Good published on 8 August 2017
New Stuff 3/10/17
Keep It Alive uploaded on 5 October 2017
It Seems Like uploaded on 5 October 2017
Take 2 uploaded on 5 October 2017
Take Me Back uploaded on 5 October 2017
The Other One uploaded on 5 October 2017
Misery released 8 February 2018
New Covers 2018
Love Her Madly uploaded on 21 February 2018
Summertime Blues uploaded on 21 February 2018
Ballad of John and Yoko uploaded on 21 February 2018
Could You Be Loved uploaded on 21 February 2018
Matt Wilcok was in The Murmurs of Tension.
He was also in The Tray of Seagulls Band and (he is still part of) The Hang Project. His solo outings go by HelixHelix.
Selected festivals and gigs:
Tank, St Helens, 1 December 2016
Eccleston Smithy, St Helens, 27 December 2016
Leaf, Liverpool, 24 January 2017
LSH Beerfest, St Helens, 8 April 2017
Westfield Street Music Festival, Imperial, St Helens, 4 June 2017
The Junction, Rainford, St Helens, 12 August 2017
Tank, St Helens, 19 August 2017
Zanzibar, Liverpool, 27 August 2017 with Brothers of Mine
The Church, St Helens, 2 March 2018
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This article was created, compiled and produced by Barry Grady. 18 March 2018.