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Werbeniuk - Toft House - March 2018 - Photo courtesy Claire Bishop

L-R Michael Baines (guitar, drums, vocals), Gary Doyle (bass guitar, vocals), Andrew Mellor (keyboards, sampler, walkingstick bass, etc.), Tim Oxnard (guitar, drums, vocals), Darren Reay (vocals, drums, keyboards)

Werbeniuk are a five-piece band from Teesside in the North-East of England. Enigmatic, elusive and not easily pigeon-holed, their trademark skiffle-tronica-argu-rock combines percussion, electronics and catchy vocals with a political conscience and a strong sense of fun.

The band are a well-established part of the local music scene. Their instrument-swapping and the general on-stage chaos has arguably made them the region’s premier Health & Safety risk, but certainly one of the best and most original live bands around. Tracks from their two well-loved CDs have been featured on radio stations across the country.

“…some great unaccompanied a Capella moments and a neat percussion team…” — bubblews.com
“…a maverick group…they look different, they sound different. Everyone taking turns to bang drums or assorted percussion, switching between guitarists and vocalists.” — Rob Nichols, Evening Gazette

Bandcamp: werbeniuk.bandcamp.com

Youtube: youtube.com/werbeniukband

Facebook: facebook.com/Werbeniuk

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