Born and bred in Richmond, (despite bassist Jacob being "definitely from space", according to Fiachra!) the fast-rising Marner Brown boys are quickly becoming legends of the live circuit, and are to continue this stellar reputation this year. Having already impressed rock n roll stalwarts, including Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, Babyshambles and their former tour mates Ocean Colour Scene, as well as Weller granting them the freedom of his studio, Marner Brown are set for an exciting Summer. The festival list is looking vast and includes Guilfest, Electric Picnic and Frequency in Austria.
The end of last year paved the way for this year to be the big one for the band, writing and recording "Open Road" for Grolsch for their global television advert and following the Scissor Sisters at the Google HQ TGIF Event. It may be easy to pigeon hole Marner Brown as another rowdy indie band, but as The Fly magazine said, The result's not lad rock, but something more delicate and precious.
Watching them live, you get an understanding of the unique bond the band share with not only each other but a mutual passion for music and everything it encompasses. With lead vocalist and guitarist Fiachra Kerrigan at the helm, accompanied by arguably the tightest band on London's live circuit, Marner Brown are unrivalled on stage.
Marner Brown, they are really good. They had a bit of a Led Zep n Roses type thing". "Aaron Grimes is currently THE best young guitarist in the UK and Marner Brown are possibly the best support we've ever had" - Steve Cradock, Ocean Colour Scene
In recent months they have received a lot of attention, modelling and performing around Europe for Lee Cooper and Quiksilver; as well as supporting Babyshambles and Ocean Colour Scene on their tours.
On their live performances, Fiachra says: We've always prided ourselves on energetic, tight live shows and if you can't, in our eyes, you might as well fuck off. Marner Brown are truly one band where you will not only take note of one or two members because collectively they pave the way for the next generation of rock'n'roll.
From the April issue of The Fly (Live Section).... 'Marner Brown have the accomplished bluster that only comes from knowing you're totally shit hot at what you are doing. Built on the foundations of great British rock'n'rollers, this lot have rumaged through the best of a bygone age, binging it up to the noughties with the same polish and bravado that made Noel Gallagher a millionaire many times over. In this instance, the result's not lad rock, though, but something more delicate and precious.' (Matt Thompson, The Fly)