The SRB are a versatile Birmingham three-piece
Their outfit is made up of experimental Singer/Songwriter Samuel Rogers, alongside the ‘Funk Punk’ Chris Moulton on Bass and Samuel’s very own Keith Moon-like best friend, Harry O’Dowd on drums.
The band originally formed back in 2013 and soon released their live EP ‘Turn It Up!!!’. Their
songs range from Rock, Soul, Funk, Psychedelic Rock, Blues and more. After a good stint of playing gigs and at events up and down the country, supporting the likes of #StoneFoundation, #TheMoons and #TheSpitfires on their travels, The SRB disbanded with Samuel and Chris going to work on other music projects such as White Flag Dares.
Then in 2020 when a loyal member of their fan base ‘The SRB Army’ Jack Baudet sadly passed away, his wish was for The SRB to perform at his wake, so The SRB gladly got back together for the occasion and performed in Jack’s honour. They performed like they’d never been away!! A conversation with Jack’s son Marcus, about recording old songs they never recorded the first time around, brings us to this point. So for old time’s sake and for their loyal supporter ‘King’ Jack ten tracks of absolute SRB classics are immortalised for ever.
The band started work on ‘A Piece Of The Action’ in March 2021 with John Rivers, who had previously worked on The Specials hit ‘Ghost Town’, and Eddie Hewitt at Woodbine Studios in Leamington. Former Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Andy Bennett also accompanied the band in the studio on various tracks.
The band chose nine of their old songs to record and a brand new song Sam wrote during lockdown for the album.