Rob Manton (Guitar/Vocals)
Matt Parry (Bass/Vocals)
Ben Howarth-Lees (Drums)
Like many great bands before them, Hey Bulldog began as a germ of an idea of main man Rob Manton.
The multi-talented Manchester-based musician, who named his venture after the last song that the Beatles recorded in a room together, recorded the debut EP, New York City Blues, by himself with the help of a drum machine.
Before turning the project into a fully fledged band, Manton subtly started to create a buzz with the help of music websites and a variety of fanzines, leading one Manchester blog to say that, "At the time of going to press Hey Bulldog isn't a fully fledged band, haven't played a gig and we're already naming him one of the Best New Artists to look out for".
As word spread, Steve Lamacq named Hey Bulldog his Unsigned Band of the Week on his BBC Radio 6 music show and the band became favourites of XFM djs Clint Boon and John Kennedy.
Finding a pair of likeminded cohorts Matt Parry (bass) and Ben Howarth-Lees (drums) Manton turned Hey Bulldog into an outstanding live bluesy three-piece psychedelic rock band known for their musicianship and live improvisations. With bloggers drawing comparisons with everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Loop and The Black Keys.
The first single 'Numb' from the new EP of the same name has already had rave reviews, an exclusive play on XFM and more national exposure on BBC 6 music. The 'Numb'EP follows on from the 'Rip It Up' EP which also gained great support on BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio and was picked among the highlights of the year on XFM's Xposure show.
As one Abattoir Blues review of their live show puts it'It's retro, it's contemporary, it's really f**king good!'
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