The Good Ship Band are a rock pop four piece from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK. Formed in 2009, the band have sold over 2000 copies of Parts 1 & 2, released 8 singles, supported Keane, and have received 11 record deal offers to date; testimony to their relentless gigging throughout the South East and three irresistibly melodic albums. Propelled by the songsmithery of frontman Jez Harley and guitarist/signed songwriter Ed Bingham (NorthStar Music), the band's recent airplay has drawn comparisons with Fleet Floxes, Paolo Nutini and Kings of Leon.
With top bassist James Elliott and session drummer Simon Whiting completing the line-up, the band’s live reputation has resulted in the act being sought out by fans and industry alike. Following a flood of offers, TGSB were approached by video-makers Blindeye Films (Sigur Ros, Bryan Ferry, Eliza Doolittle) and the two parties collaborated to produce a stunning promo for live favourite ‘Hometown’. With such momentum, the band released 'Boomerang Girl' followed shortly by the eagerly anticipated second album, 'The Good Ship Band - Part 2’. Showing no signs of slowing down, 'Part 3 and a Third' was released in August 2013, accompanied by a video for the first single, 'A Little Love'. Second single, 'Walking Underground', is out now and the band's fourth record is due for release in early 2015.
"Do people faint when you tell them you're in The Good Ship Band?"
"So damn good it hurts"
"Music for the modern man"
"Two albums inside a year. So when's Part 3 coming out?"
Simon: "It's on the and of 3"
Ed: "What does that mean?"
Jim: "It's gotta groove more"
Jez: "Anyone for tea?"