Bramhall Band The Ordinary Play Live at the Etihad Stadium

15 Feb 2014

Bramhall band The Ordinary (Kazo)  take centre stage at City Square today as Man City get ready to take on Chelsea at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.

The teenage band, who burst onto the music scene in 2012 with gigs across the North West, were invited to play exclusively at Noel Gallagher’s official after show party in Liverpool and have amassed a fan following stretching across the UK.

Fresh from a series of studio sessions with musical director Dan Broad, of indie legends Happy Mondays, The Ordinary (Kazo) will be previewing their unreleased tracks at the FA Cup game from their EP release, with a series of high profile performances to follow throughout the year.

Recorded at The Edge studio in Alderley Edge, the band’s singer songwriter Jack Hennigan is delighted with the outcome of the album. “We have poured our heart and soul into our songs. The lyrics reflect issues and experiences we have all been through. We’re not singing to make a statement but to reach out to an audience with songs that evoke feelings of empathy, whether that is to say ‘heh you’re not in it alone’ or whether it is simply to shout about what we love, what makes us tick.”

“With the help of Dan Broad, we have got the style and sound we are looking for.”

The tracklist for the five-song EP marks the first album the band have released.

Today’s gig kicks off at 2.30pm. Line ups to follow include appearances at Manchester Academy 3, Romiley Forum, The Headlander Festival, Whitney Z Music Festival and Blackthorn Music Festival.

Dan Broad said: “I’ve enjoyed working with The Ordinary (Kazo). Their songs are unique and stand by themselves. On top of that the lads are naturally comfortable on stage and have an infectious magneticism…their strong bond of friendship plays out well.”

The Ordinary (Kazo), whose line-up is completed by bassist Mike Silcock, lead guitarist Jake Blythe and drummer Sam Keene, plan to play as far and wide as possible over the next year. Jack added: “We want to get our music across to as many people as possible in any way possible…our fans are the fifth member of the band. It wouldn’t work without them. This is so important because music should be a shared experience not a one way industry.”

For more about the band, check out their new official website at

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