Bengal Lancers were founded in Leicester, England, in 2012 when guitarist Harry Sullivan and Bassist Charlie Hawkins decided to scratch the itch and start song writing together whilst studying. What started as a hobby grew into a full-blown habit and they soon enlisted the help of Max Hutchins on the drums. As the band grew, so did the venues and they found themselves building a cult-following in their home from home.
Graduation brought about relocation, with Harry heading to the capital, Max returning to Cambridge and Charlie deciding to set up shop in Leicester, but the song writing never stopped. In 2014 they headed to the studio and recorded debut EP “the flood sessions” which was met with critical acclaim.
They followed up with a sea of singles supported by a rigorous touring schedule all the while writing in the background.
2016 saw the addition of long-term friend, Aidan Wickham. As a four-piece the band were found to reinvent themselves with a bigger sound and bigger aspirations. The song writing grew at the same pace, tackling difficult subjects but always with a sense of optimism. Much like their shows, it’s a rally cry of support – a sense of solidarity that comes from the knowledge that we’re all in this together.