Introducing Patent Pending
Welcome to the very first introduction to Patent Pending, a new and exciting band that are just about to launch themselves upon the unsuspecting public of Leeds. So say hello and welcome to my favorite boys – Matt Balmforth on drums, Ash Kaye on bass guitar, Ben Dickinson on lead guitar, Jonathan Kirk on rhythm guitar and last but not least Dave Leatham on vocals.
Patent Pending have over the last fourteen months or so been through several changes in line up (Dave was originally in the band as bass guitarist), however finally with the last change (Dave returning to master the vocals) everything clicked into place and now the boys are preparing for their first official gig at Joseph’s Well, Leeds on 29th December.
Patent Pending have been through some struggles to get to this stage – several weeks ago the band were threatened with the old bill after an unreasonable neighbour disagreed with the local council’s rules on practice times and decided to call the police for disturbing his peace! Luckily they had already ensured that their rehearsal time had been agreed with the council and so no action could be taken. The band have also had their ups and downs with each other as pressure has mounted in light of their forthcoming gig.
Patent Pending have a loud and proud fierce sound that is set to impress. The band members have a range of differing influences from Metallica to The Smiths to The Eagles which puts them all in a slightly different mindset when it comes to writing material, and they all have something a little different to add to their sound.
To see more about Patent Pending go to the Optimum Impact website and there you will find a link to the brand spanking new Patent Pending site. Also check out our next issue for a review of the Joseph’s Well gig and interview with this promising band.