Delayed Promise are a 4-piece pop-rock band from Manchester.
The band we have come to know affectionately as Delayed Promise originally formed around the turn of the century as a result of total cosmic convergence in the Greater Manchester area. Bonded by a shared love of Jimmy Eat World, and the common belief that Babylon 5 is a pile of shite, the quartet began writing originals in mid-2003. The line-up has varied over the years, at times featuring Chris Croft - who now plays keyboards in the really cool band who practice upstairs from us - on bass during the early days, and Paul 'Bob' Grimshaw who played drums during much of 2005.
At some point during 2003 the band recorded their first EP, the Delayed Promise EP, at a studio just outside Manchester. A "rough-and-ready" effort as far as production was concerned, the record nevertheless spawned future classic 'Sometimes I' and the schitzophrenic downtempo anti-ballad, 'Breathe'. After a few months of writing songs and playing small shows around Manchester, three days were booked at Studio Studio in Rochdale in mid-2004 to record the Stick Around EP. World-class producer/engineer/local god Pete worked his magic on the sound of the EP, resulting in a polished six-tracker which included pop masterpieces 'Repeat' and 'We Quit' alongside four other magic moments of rock. The EP's release fuelled a series of shows throught 2004/2005, taking in such exotic climbes as Bury, Rhyl, Blackpool and a support slot at AntiProduct's London gig on New Years Eve 2004.
Hell yeah, over the last few years we've concentrated mainly on the North West but we're slowly spreading our wings and picking up fans all over the country. It won't be long before we're playing in a town near you!
Bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Blink 182 and Cheap Trick are big influences.
Helen (guitars/vox) uses a red Gould SG with a Marshall 150AVT Combo amp. Andy (guitar/vox) has several guitars and is always changing so whos knows. He also uses a Marshall 150AVT Half-Stack. Paul (bass) plays a Yamaha bass with Evo 500w head and an Ashdown 400w 4-Way Cab. Rick (Drums)uses a Pearl Furum kit with Remo heads. He has a Pearl Chad Smith signiture snare and he uses AAX cymbal. Oh and he has one of thoses Falam Slam things on his kick drum..makes it sounds nice :)