Pickering White is a 4-piece band that combines influences from pop, blues, folk, country and rock from the 50s, 60s and 70s into a powerful yet retro style. We are a very versatile band and perform both acoustic and electric sets. We have been playing as a band since March 2013, having released two E.Ps to a positive response, and gigged across Staffordshire building a huge local following. We have performed gigs in Manchester, Leeds and filled a coach to a gig in London. Recently we have been focussing on improving and promoting current recordings and the band and its image, culminating in a single release: a re-mastered version of blues-rock anthem Lady Blue Sky coupled with top draw video.
We are very driven, focussed and determined and hope for big things in the future...check out our website, social media and tunes, give us a like/share/retweet if you see something you like, and dont hesitate to get in touch if you wish to know more about the band!
Vocalist Jen (performing since the age of 12) and Matt (guitarist/vocalist since the age of 13 having played in other good local bands) started performing in 2012 as a duo playing covers for extra money. Began writing songs together and set up PickeringWhite, taking on bass player Jamie Mountford and a drummer Ash (who was replaced by TJ Castrey soon after due to musical differences with Ash) and began to get an image and sound together. In 8 months, have built up huge local following, honed a distinctive sound, genre and confident live performance, achieved a distinguishing image and released professional records and video.
We perform both acoustic sets with acoustic instruments and cajon, and full electric sets at bars/pubs/clubs around Stoke-on-Trent but also gig in Manchester/London and other major cities occasionally. Best moments include playing to sold-out venue for our EP launch in September, supporting Twisted Wheel/Status Quo, and playing to a sold out Sugarmill-Hanley audience of 400.
Jake bugg, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis
Martin 015 series acoustic guitar with Marshall AS100D acoustic amp
Gibson ES-335 electric guitar
Rickenbacker bass guitar with Peavey amp
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