Popular Buckingham band back for home-town gig

Thomas McAvoy of Sync the Bismarck at Buckingham BandJam
Thomas McAvoy of Sync the Bismarck at Buckingham BandJam
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On Saturday, November 23, Buckingham-based indie rock band Sync The Bismarck will be playing their first Buckingham pub gig since they formed two years ago.

Formed in 2011, the four-piece band, who are regulars at Buckingham’s BandJam, play an array of covers as well as their own material.

Their sound, which falls somewhere between Johnny Cash and The View has been described as “overtly energised indie rock”.

Having built up a large following in their home town, the band now play in towns all over the country, captivating audiences with their self-penned, upbeat songs.

They have also hit the local music festival scene and have caught the eye of promoters and venues in the capital.

Band members include lead singer and rhythm guitarist Thomas McAvoy, whose favourite artists include Johnny Cash and Squeeze.

Bass guitarist and vocalist Ben Goldie’s favourite artists include Frank Turner and Jake Bugg. Drummer Ben Dandy’s favourite artists include the Stone Roses and the Who.

Lead guitarist Ryan Parry, whose favourite artists include Rise Against and Death Havana, celebrates his 21st birthday on the day of the gig.

The band is playing at the New Inn, on London Road.

Entry is free to the gig, which starts at 9pm.

Mr McAvoy said the band can’t wait to play their home town.

He said: “We will be showing off a variety of covers from Status Quo to The View.”