The Court's Biography

Band Member Bios

David Kelly - Lead Vocals / Guitar

I started playing guitar at the age of 10, I met these guys in the music block of our school and have played with them ever since. We spent most of our time learning our favourite songs which led us to try writing ourselves. Playing at local pubs and venue we quickly realised we had a good following so decided to try our music across the UK and Europe.

Toby Bain - Bass

I have enjoyed playing and studying music for the last decade. I have recently completed a degree in Music Technology and look to utilise the skills I have learnt there in rigging equipment and live performance. Writing music is one of my favourite past times and performing across the country is always fun. I am a big fan of artists such as The Shins and The Eels.

Sam Salkeld - Guitar

I'm 23 and have played music with these guys for the past 10 years. Growing up in a small village on the south coast, the four of us spent our evenings writing, rehearsing and performing at local bars before taking our music across Europe to Germany, France and Ibiza. The most memorable of my experiences include performing for Blur's Alex James, as well as at the legendary Metropolis Studios in London. I have always been a big Kings of Leon fan and use their music as inspiration to create interesting, big, and impressive guitar sounds. Performing the music that I have grown up with is a joy and I am grateful for each and every opportunity to do so.

Matt Wagstaff - Drums / BVs

I have been playing the drums since I was 9 years old. I met the others through school and we have been playing together for the last 10 years or so. The most notable recognition we have received was from Blur's Alex James saying we were a "Brilliant Band" and Tom Odell who also really liked our music. Through our live music careers we have played at some of the countries greatest small venues, a personal highlight was playing at Liverpool's Cavern Club, the birth place of The Beatles. We have also played for members of the Royal family at Arundel Castle, as well as headlining Arundel festival for two years running, playing to 1000+ people. My favourite bands include The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, Queen, and Arctic Monkeys.

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