Motor Tapes to headline at Washing Machine

BANDS: Motor Tapes. Picture by Gareth Nunns
BANDS: Motor Tapes. Picture by Gareth Nunns
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Cambridge four-piece Motor Tapes are headlining the first Washing machine clubnight of 2014.

The band, made up of bass player Lee Tomkies, singer/keyboard player Paul Barnes, guitarist Dominic Kershaw and drummer Seb Cosnefroy, have been playing together since 2010 after getting together though a music website.

“It is a very handy way of finding people to play with, said Lee.

“Most people are not musicians and finding like minded people can be tricky.”

The band have released two EPs to date, one in 2012 and their latest, ‘Living. In Memory’ last Summer.

Lee said he was thrilled to be part of the Washing Machine line-up which kicks off at the Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday night.

He said: “Bury will be our first foray out of the Cambridge area.

“We are really looking forward to it.

“We have spoken to a few bands about the night and the feedback has been great.”

Lee said the band’s name came from a book on neural pathways Dominic was reading.

He said: “We spent a long time trying to find a band name that, when you Googled it, there aren’t 40 other bands with the same name.

“But once we had chosen it the name stuck fast - it feels very natural now.

“I think it conjures up something of what we are like .

To find out more about Motor Tapes and to hear samples of their songs visit or