Emerging from the pubs and clubs of Leeds, England, their hometown in 2009, The Dunwells are brothers Joseph Dunwell (vocals, guitar) and David Dunwell (guitar, piano, banjo) along with cousins Jonny Lamb (vocals, drums) and Rob Clayton (bass) and longtime best mate Dave Hanson (guitar, pedal steel).
2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for The Dunwells, with the upcoming release of their 2nd studio album. The band have been putting down new tracks with producer Stephen Harris (Kodaline, Kaiser Chiefs, Dave Matthews) since late 2013. The band is also looking forward to playing a slew of dates both in the US and the UK.
The Dunwells are brothers Joe and Dave Dunwell along with cousins Jonny Lamb and Rob Clayton. Having spent their formative years playing around Leeds, and honing their chops in the clubs, their first big break came when they hit the shores of the US in 2011 to perform at the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN. Their impact was nothing short of astounding, and led to the band being signed to Austin based indie Playing In Traffic. This, in turn, led to a co-deal with the respected sub major Concord Music Group (Paul McCartney, Valerie June, Alison Krauss).
The fairytale continued throughout 2012 and 2013, as The Dunwells’ swift rise developed through endless touring, an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as packed out shows at Red Rocks, CO, the Levitt Shell in Memphis, and the Rock Boat. They also appeared at major festivals in both the US (Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bunbury) and the UK (Cropredy, HMV’s Next Big Thing, The Great Escape).
The Dunwells create a unique blend of emotionally driven, anthemic rock, featuring signature four part harmonies for which they have become known. Their appeal is widespread, with influences that range from Foy Vance and Crowded House, to Fleet Foxes and Elbow. The band is looking forward to the upcoming release, and sharing new music with their growing legion of fans.