Formed in Guildford, Surrey in 2010 after meeting at music college, the five-piece combo comprise Moteh Parrot, lead vocals and guitar; Liam Trevor, lead guitar; Andrew Reeves, drums and backing vocals; J.J. Fernandez, bass; Jan Cees Samson, keys, backing vocals and percussion. Front man and songwriter Moteh hails from Inverness and the Highlands are their spiritual home, an influence that is reflected in much of their music, which balances a raw Celtic-tinged alt-rock with an unpredictability which is entirely their own. Red Kites have a collective vision to write refreshing, interesting music from the heart, with honesty and passion; an approach that has gained them a legion of fans so far. Clever thoughtful lyrics combine with skilful musicianship making their music passionate, honest and interesting, whilst the band’s unrestrained creativity lends a refreshing edge to their take on modern rock music. Their music has been described as “epic yet intimate, combining emotive lyrics and sweeping melody all wrapped in a pop sensibility and unpredictability which is entirely their own”.