The Sand Band is focused around long time musical soul mates David McDonnell and Scott Marmion who first met whilst pushing pianos around a music shop and quickly formed a musical bond founded on their mutual love of artists such as Calexico, Oasis, Neil Young, Spiritualized, Nick Cave, The Verve, Elliot Smith, Jackson C Frank, Sparklehorse, The Beatles and Big Star among others. A shared love of artists such as these were soon channeled through an old 8 track and ultimately became their debut album “All Through The Night” which was written, recorded and mixed by them at their home studio “The Ether”.
This debut album’s heart beats somewhere between Gospel and Folk, touching upon themes such as love, death, sorrow, religion and loss yet with truly, achingly beautiful melodies is ultimately laced with hope.
David McDonnell (guitar & vocals)
Scott Marmion (pedal steel & guitar)
Jay Sharrock (drums)
Max Goldberg (guitar)
Ben Curtis (bass guitar)