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 2016, 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 successfull 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 recieving further airplay on Huw Stephen’s BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio 1. The band has received continued support from their local BBC Introducing show, being selected for festival stages, a live video shoot, radio airplay and live radio performances.
Bradley Jordan: Keys, Vocals
Kit Keenlyside: Electric Guitar, Vocals
Ben Norfolk-Whittaker: Trombone, Clarinet, Vocals
Chris Norrish: Bass Guitar, Trumpet, Vocals
Charlotte Smith: Drums, Sax, Vocals
Gwen Taylor: Vocals
Kaleidoscope Artwork by Kit Keenlyside
Kaleidoscope Photography by Stephen Norrish
Debut EP and Logo artwork by Katie Warner
Debut EP Photography by Anna Berry