The Makings are a Bristol-based alt-rock outfit, with overtones as diverse as jazz and blues, but rooted in soul and pop. With a raw, contemporary edge, brought to life by an evolving portfolio of unique compositions, The Makings offer big, brash sounds that bring something different to the Bristol music scene and beyond.
"This is a rare occasion we play an artist’s very first upload to us. It doesn't happen very often."
Venues & festivals
Cutting their teeth at venues such as The Golden Lion and Mr.Wolfs, The Makings quickly rose through the ranks, supporting Paul Gilbert at The Fleece and booked to headline Rough Trade just before lockdown.
Having performed at Farm Fest, Vann Fest and Small World Festival in their early beginnings, The Makings were unfortunately forced to cancel bookings at Bearded Theory and Vann Fest for a second time due to the pandemic. With the world opening up again in 2022, they're looking forward to the festival circuit once more.
"We care about working hard and creating something unique. We’re not afraid to make mistakes and get things wrong – it’s part of the experimentation that leads to something different, something people aren't necessarily used to, but it intrigues them, it makes them notice."
– Conor McParland
Guitarist, Vocalist and Lead Songwriter
To find out more or to book The Makings, get in touch:
+44 7912 999991 (Vee)