The Thinking Men
The Thinking Men are bringing their unique blend of rock, folk, blues and storytelling to the Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday March 7.
The band, made up of singer and guitarist Johnny Raspin, guitarist Ronnie Smith, keyboard player Sarah Raspin, double bass player Duncan Samwell and drummer Matt Archer-Rowe, got together around three years ago, entering the Next Big Thing music competition shortly after.
“We didn’t do very well but our bass player saw us and really liked us,” said Johnny.
“We lost that year but he joined the band.
“Next year we entered it again and won it.”
Johnny said the band were looking forward to performing in Bury.
“It’s catchy stomping rock music – stuff they can sing along to,” he said.
“We do our very best to entertain people – we have a very energetic and theatrical stage presence,” he said.
“The crowd will probably go away thinking ‘what the hell was that?”
Johnny said the band got together through their shared love of storytelling.
“I think in music you get storytellers and then you get people who draw from their own experience,” he said.
“We’re in the latter camp.
“Nothing that exciting ever really happens to us so we have to make it up.”
Copies of the band’s new six-track EP, Ululate, will be available for £6 at Saturday’s show.