Bristol-based ROCK / FUNK / SOUL band with big brash sounds
SEE THE MAKINGS
The Makings are a Bristol-based outfit, with overtones as diverse as jazz and blues, but rooted in rock, funk and soul. They offer big, brash sounds that bring something different to the Bristol music scene and beyond.
Pushing boundaries rather than being confined by them, The Makings' deep-groove sound coalesces around jazz-tinged shuffles, bluesy guitar riffs and harmonious vocal stylings, all locked together by a fluid yet rock-solid rhythm section. And this synergy fuses with raw lyricism unafraid to confront life’s darkest moments and find the light within them. This is refreshingly candid songwriting and the result is both intriguing and uplifting.
"Big River is incredible, and if that's from their debut EP, I'm guessing they've got loads more to come"
– Adam crowther
BBC Radio Bristol
"Excellent, really excellent. They're bringing back soul in a great way – they're smooth as hell"
– Mike Smith
"This is a rare occasion we play an artist’s very first upload to us. It doesn't happen very often"