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The Reads are a Alternative Rock band based in the North West / North Wales whose debut studio album, ‘Stories from the Border’ was released in early 2011.

The band consists of; Marcel Delrue (Keyboards and Programming); Jamie Russell (Lead Guitar, Harmonica and Backing Vocals); Stuart Bennett (Vocals and Rhythm Guitar); Clare Goddard (Bass Guitar and Lyricist); Matty Goddard (Drums); and Chris Goddard (Backing Vocals and Percussion).

‘Stories from the Border’ was produced by Jim Spencer, known for his work with Oasis, Doves and The Charlatans and five of the twelve tracks have string and brass arrangements courtesy of Joe Duddell who took time out from working with Elbow to work on the project . The album was mastered by Frank Arkwright who has worked with bands such as Arcade Fire, The Smiths and Gomez.

The album received positive local reviews of the album which attracted attention of BBC Radio Wales, leading to the song Orange Days being Single of the Week from 16 May 2011 and the band playing a Live In Session at the BBC studios in Cardiff on 27 June 2011. Their first single, Good Omens is also set to be Single of the Week from 1 August 2011. Further BBC radio airplay was gained through Jeremy Vine on The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2.

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