Melodic hard rock band Scarlet Rebels were formed from the foundations of Welsh rock band V0iD.
The band released three studio albums under the name of V0iD – Ballads For Beauties And Beasts (2009), Zer0 (2010) and Keep Fighting (2015).
In 2018, singer-songwriter Wayne Doyle, energetic and powerhouse drummer Gary Doyle and harmonic, rhythmic bassist Wayne ‘Pricey’ Esmonde were joined by blistering lead guitarist Chris Jones and on second guitar/keyboards, Josh Townshend, who has rock royalty flowing through his veins, being the son of The Who guitarist Simon Townshend and the nephew of rock icon Pete Townshend.
And with the re-energised and re-imagined line-up came a new beginning and a new name – Scarlet Rebels.
Debut album ‘Show Your Colours’ saw the light in August 2019, and showcased an array of songwriting talent, coupled with real sonic weight, making it a stunning record from start to finish, never losing the focus that the song is always served best.
With the expert ears of Tim Hamill (Lemmy, Girlschool and pop icon, George Michael) controlling the desk, the recording process started with drums and rhythm guitars before then handing over to the rest of the band to put their stamp on the songs.
The outcome was 14 songs of soaring melodies, anthemic choruses, blistering guitars and underpinned by an awesome rhythm.
Scarlet Rebels toured the UK, hitting the road hard until the pandemic clipped their wings. Not to be outdone, they returned to the studio during the easing of a lockdown phase to record LIVE: Made In Sonic One, a six song mini-album recorded in a single run through, with no overdubs or backing tracks – a truly live experience, albeit without an audience.
#1 BAND OF THE YEAR – Great Music Stories 2019
#2 BAND OF THE YEAR – Great Music Stories 2020
#2 LIVE ALBUM 2020 – New Wave Of Classic Rock (NWOCR)
At the tail end of 2020 under Covid restrictions and again with Tim Hamill, they wrote and laid down the songs that will form their second studio release – details to be announced soon!