Playing original, raw, atmospheric alt-pop, Gwen and the Good Thing mixes soul-stirring vocal harmonies with euphoric brass. Expect anthemic choruses, infectious rhythms and uplifting guitars. Picked to play the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival, the Platform Stage at Sundown Festival, and the Bandstand Stage at Alex James & Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival, the 6-piece Milton Keynes-based band specialises in dynamic and unique songs – Gwen’s soaring vocals interlocking with a fresh musical palette of trombone, clarinet, trumpet, sax and synth.
After forming in late 2014, Gwen and the Good Thing quickly became known for their high-energy live shows, performing at some of London’s most notable venues including The Borderline, Camden Assembly and O2 Academy Islington. When demand came for their debut EP, released in February 2016, the band were supported by a hugely successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that landed them on both the Pick of the Day and the New and Noteworthy pages.
A Kickstarter crowd-funded success story, their debut single ‘See My Girl’ was BBC Introducing Track Of The Week on BBC 3 Counties Radio and picked for both the Unsigned Guide’s Spotlight blog and for Best of British Unsigned. On Friday 24th of June 2016, Gwen and the Good Thing played the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival, broadcast live on the BBC website and later receiving further airplay on Huw Stephen’s BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio 1. The band has been continually supported by their local BBC Introducing show, being selected for festival stages, a live video shoot, radio airplay and live radio performances.
Joel Blunden: Drums
Kit Keenlyside: Electric Guitar
Ben Norfolk-Whittaker: Trombone, Clarinet, Vocals
Chris Norrish: Bass Guitar, Trumpet
Nathan Parker: Electric Guitar, Production
Charlotte Smith: Keys, Sax, Vocals
Gwen Taylor: Vocals
Debut EP and Logo artwork by Katie Warner
Debut EP Photography by Anna Berry
Kaleidoscope Artwork by Kit Keenlyside
Kaleidoscope Photography by Stephen Norrish