Craig - Drums/ Backing Vocals
Steve - Lead Guitar
Jake - Bass
Scott - Keys
Formed in 2017 after lead vocalist Sean became tired of playing covers, White Collar Rebel initially produced a sound that had an upbeat/dance vibe which took influence from ‘90s acid house and indie music. Along their journey of maturity, the outfit has developed their sonic output to become a more riff-heavy band whilst also containing glimpses of the acid/dance vibe which they had initially become known for.
Influenced by the likes of Doves, The Music and Sunshine Underground besides classic rock bands such as Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac, these influences shine through. Frontman Sean added: “Most of the band members grew up listening to ‘90s Britpop and ‘00s indie music so it has always stuck with us”.
Speaking about their most memorable gig to date, Sean noted: “We performed at a festival in Alston in June and were due to be on around 16:30. We then got told that the headliners on the second stage couldn’t perform so we got bumped up to headliners! We had no idea what to expect as no one had heard of us. However, from the first four count to the last note strummed the whole tent was bouncing! Oh, and then we ended up at a rave in a church. I must say, I’ve had worse Saturdays.”