Unequivocally Northern, aap mondays hail from Manchester and make no bones about it. A six piece with the experience and musical pedigree to strike that perfect balance of rock and soul to fill hearts and minds with an unshakable groove that will leave crowds screaming for more.....
The band was formed in early 2019 and is made up of from the AA Projects team including the Managing Director on bass. This will be the band's first Construction Rocks competition but not their last.
Stephen Abbott | Guitar
Stephen has been consistently gigging in bands for 15 years around Yorkshlre and the North-West of England. He has been writing and performing his own material since the day he first picked up a guitar as well as performing much loved covers. Influences include the Madchester scene, Britpop, Noughties guitar bands, Bowie, the Beatles, QOTSA, Rage against the Machine, 90’s hip hop and 60’s soul.
Sarah Butler | Vocals
Sarah was brought up on music - anything and everything. Chicane for breakfast, New Order for dinner and Pink Floyd for tea! This has resulted in a very eclectic music taste and anything goes. Sarah’s love for music continued into school and college where at one time she was in 4 choirs and 1 of them competed nationally in full “Glee” style. At 14 she won a competition to record her favourite songs in a local recording studio with some other people from school and unfortunately she was going through a Westlife phase at the time….. Since college, studies and work took over and Sarah hasn’t performed in front of anyone in a very long time (barring her husband and cat), so please be nice!
Anne-Louise | Vocals
Anne-Louise grew up in a home with music as the means to an everlasting happy background! She was introduced to music from the 60s first, The Beatles, the Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Sam Cook…and so on!
She was born in the early 80’s which was the greatest decade for dance music (in her opinion!). So many influential songs were produced and she was lucky enough to be at an age where she didn’t judge and just enjoyed the music she heard! Northerners took over as years went by and playlists were filled with Oasis, Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, with a secret less cool passion for rappers, LL Cool J being at the top of the list! Music has always been part of her life…there’s nothing better than your favourite album playing whilst the rest of the world is silent! ‘Sometimes, music is he only medicine the heart and soul need’.
Kenneth Wood | Bass
An experienced musician, composing and playing indie and metal bands across the Midlands and North for over 30-years but most recently, enjoying playing classical guitar more than rock(|) Initial influences were jazz musicians and then followed the indie music scene starting in Leeds with The Wedding Present and Manchester in the late 1980’s. Most recent gig was The Vamps - a result of now having teenage kids…………
Paul Flynn | Drums
Paul has played in bands for almost 30 years and has the scars to show for it. Not only is Paul an excellent drummer he has an ear for arrangements and production and provides the much-needed glue that keeps bands together. Influences include house music, soul and hp hop and bands such as Doves, Stone Roses, and The Beatles.