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Contraband are a five-piece rock band from Oxfordshire, consisting of Shaun Thomas (vocals), Dan Hobbs (guitar), Del Mobbs (bass), Ricky Hill (drums) and Marc Eaglestone (rapper).
Formed in 2004 the band has evolved musically over the last 8 years, taking inspiration along the way from the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, U2, Nickelback and many more. With the arrival of a new drummer and with the addition of a rapper last year, the band finally found their niche and came blasting back with a summer of gigging and song writing.
Contraband bring back the heavy bass lines, catchy riffs and powerful vocals hardly seen since the golden days of the late 70s/80s, and put a modern twist on it with some very talented rapping, thus making them a band that pretty much everyone can enjoy listening too.
2012 promises to be a good year for Contraband and the band are currently working on new material for their debut album, as well as gearing up for another summer of gigs and festivals.
“Contraband sit in a brilliant niche, no one else sounds like them. They will continue to win fans with performances like this one at The O2.”