Poesi’s summer of festivals

BANDS: Poesi
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MELODIC rock band Poesi have been busy this summer - playing a host of festivals and gigs around the region.

The band, made up of singer Kat Brunning, from Brandon, keyboard player Matt Webb, from Toppesfield in Essex, guitarist Oliver Pryke, from Bury St Edmunds, bass player Ryan Baker, from Stowmarket, and drummer Andy Currie, from Ashem in Essex, are returning to Bury on September 1 for a gig at the Hunter Club.

The band play melodic alternative rock music with a wide range of influences including the Police, Incubus and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Keys player Matt said their unusual sounding name came from the band’s Scandinavian singer.

He said: “Poesi is Norwegian for poetry.

“Our singer Kat is part Norwegian and part American so the name comes from her - we asked her to come up with some names for the band and that one just fitted.

“We have been playing together for about a year now.

“Myself and Ryan were in a previous band which ended up folding and we’ve known our drummer since school.

“Our sound is a blend of everything, we have got many influences.

“We have been trying to play as many festivals as possible this summer.

“We played at Kesgrave Music Festival and Music on the Green in Martlesham recently and have more gigs in the pipeline.”

As well as appearing at the Hunter Club supporting Ipswich indie band The Cads next week, the band now have plans to take to the studio to record some more tracks.

Matt said: “We recorded our first four track demo at a studio in Milton near Cambridge and plan to go back there again in November to record some new stuff. We are all really looking forward to it.”

To find out more about the band and upcoming gigs visit www.facebook.com/poesimusic