Biography

Drop Down Smiling are a four piece rock outfit hailing from middle England. The band has been together performing under different guises since they met at school over 10 years ago, even at a young age this band were making headway within the music industry being recognised as one of the UK’s finest live unsigned acts by Kerrang radio and receiving a nomination for a Kerrang award. The band also signed to an independent label at a young age and supported some major artists on the gigging circuit.¬† Unfortunately the band had to swap in the guitars for a couple of years to pursue other commitments leading to a 3 year gap in the bands life.

2011 saw the return of the band, the same four friends but a new sound, a new identify and a new name. Drop Down Smiling was born. A strong mix of raunchy guitar riffs, electronic sampling and 4 part harmonies give this band a unique sound, the band pride themselves on the fact that people struggle to compare them to other artists.

This latest incarnation of the group has been in existence for 2 years now and are beginning to attract some very positive attention. Their debut release a two track EP titled “Down from your skies” produced by Jason Wilcock, (noted for his work with We are the ocean and You Me At Six) was well received by the industry and music lovers alike, not least because the band launched it as a free EP which was not only available in digital format but the band also printed thousands of hard copy versions to hand out at shows. After a year of gigging around the country the hardback copies are all but depleted, but do not despair the tracks are still very much available for free download for a limited time from the bands Bandcamp page:

http://www.dropdownsmiling.bandcamp.com/

March¬† will see the launch of the bands upcoming 4 track EP “Sign here” which will be accompanied by a music video which the band hopes will raise their profile even further in 2013.

2013 also marks the first time Drop Down Smiling will be performing on foreign soil after a personal invitation to play a sold out festival in Belgium at the end of March”

Drop Down Smiling are:
Chris West – Lead vocals and guitar
Mike Brown – Lead guitar and vocals
Martin Dale – Bass and vocals
James Porter – Drums, samples and vocals

Drop Down Smiling