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The Makings began in late 2018 when bandmates Conor McParland and Vanessa Humphreys decided to move away from their then-current function project, in pursuit of more creative outlets for writing.  After reaching out to Jackson Jeff, the three met in early 2019 for an impromptu writing session, during which The Makings' debut track Just Fine was written. It was this moment the early beginnings of The Makings was formed.

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During the pandemic-induced lull in live performances in 2021 and 2021, The Makings undertook the task of remotely crafting and recording their debut four-track EP, Early Day, accessible on Spotify.

Emerging from the pandemic's shadow, The Makings reformed throughout 2022 and 2023, bringing fresh talents into their ranks, dedicated to achieving creative growth. Their relentless pursuit of material that highlights each member's unique strengths aims to deeply resonate with their audience.

With a couple of new and several reworked singles, released October 2023, The Makings are rapidly evolving into an electrifying live ensemble, brimming with energy. Eager to resume their interrupted journey, they are preparing their live act for early 2024 with an array of soul-enriching local gigs.


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