Commonly known as ‘the biggest band in Dawley’, the four Shropshire based lads are looking to bring rock and roll firmly to the forefront of today’s music scene, and dismiss all woes that the genre has died out.
The band consists of: Liam Ball (vocals), Jason Lewis (guitar/backing vocals), Harry Neat (drums) and Ellis Holmes (bass), their latest single ‘Taxing Times’ which is set for official release on Friday 21st July, sees an elevation in their already unique British rock and roll sound.
The track relates heavy to our current society’s political climate and feels like a defiant cry from the everyday people who are feeling the weight of change pressing down on their shoulders. The English influences in the song are beautifully pronounced with Liam’s vocals possessing all the laid back charisma of The Stone Roses’ Ian Brown, whilst Jason’s guitar melody and backing vocals are slightly reminiscent of Oasis’ ‘Supersonic’.
It is clear that Savannah are dedicated to their craft, having built a devoted local fan base which has raised them to the status of local celebrities in Telford, they have also played alongside acts such as Bad Manners, The Troggs and Bruce Foxton from The Jam.
Whilst their own sound is distinctive, they admit that they have a wide range of bands that they take influence from including: The Kinks, Blur, The Verve, Arctic Monkeys and Primal Scream, as well as new indie-rock band, Blossoms.
Not only that but they’re a band with personality, refusing to conform to the typical image of uninterested rockers fuelled by only the promise of money and not by the influence of their sound. They stand firm that, ‘No trivial silliness could crack this brotherhood – all the sex, drugs, rock’n’roll and money could not get in the way of our divine purpose’.
With their strength as a four piece and a unique sound at their disposal, Savannah are certain to put their stamp on the music scene and will no doubt do for Telford what Blossoms have done for Stockport.