Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/pages/The-286/244161049552 Downloads : http://astore.amazon.co.uk/beatgeekreco-21 "A unique take on classical music, The 286 have reinvented the cello" - No Strings Attached magazine A seven piece band from London, England, The 286 dare to cross the genres of indie rock and classical music. By clashing rock & roll riffs with cellos and violins The 286 create a unique sound that you expect to be reminiscent of a musical collaboration between The Beatles and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Formed in late 2009 by Spencer Hannabuss (guitar/vocals) and Nathan Persad (drums,vocals), The 286 are probably the only band to be named after the bus route that links them together. By early 2010 Liv McLennan and Alex Jackman (cello), Harry Perry (bass), Ash Carruthers (keyboards) and Adaq Khan had joined and the band was complete. "Brilliant - The 286 have created a brand new genre of Baroque & Roll!" - Indie Scene magazine "The 286 are so fresh and original, after one listen you just want to hear more,more, more." - Digital Vinyl Reviews blog Very musical - a throwback to early Beatles with a 'You say goodbye and I'll say hello' soundalike with later Beatles orchestrations. Cellos add some oomph! - Amazon UK Members: Spencer - Vocals, Guitars Tom - Vocals, Drums Nahum - Violin, Arranger Romain - Cello, Arranger Coco - Cello, Arranger Raf - Keyboards James - Bass