Charly Coombes & The New Breed are a contemporary rock and roll band, with one finger in a warm 60s soul pie.
Singer/Songwriter Charly was a member of the indie-rock band 22-20s between 2003 and 2006, then became second guitarist with Supergrass in 2007 until the present day.
In the summer of 2009, Charly met the other member so of The New Breed and the band were instantly singing from the same hymn sheet. Based in Oxford, the all singing line-up, which includes Dave Ashworth (Guitar), Jake Roos (Bass), Rory Kirkpatrick (Drums) and Charly Coombes (Keyboards), immediately had a strong musical connection and friendship.
After two months of rehearsals, working on Charly's back-catalogue, the band played their first live performance in Oxford. By March 2010, Charly Coombes & The New Breed had played many successful gigs around the UK, released their debut EP "Panic" and completed a short tour of the United States, which included an off-the-cuff 30 minute set with Dave Grohl and Rami Jaffee from The Foo Fighers. After more gigs in California and Las Vegas, the tour concluded with a set at the prestigious South-by-Shouthwest festival in Austin, Texas.
With a number of summer festivals, touring in the UK and more international tours on the horizon, 2010 looks set to be the year for Charly Coombes & The New Breed.
The EP "Panic" is available on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify & eMusic.