It’s damn near a rock n’ roll fairytale. The members of Warrington-based rock band, Exile Parade, grew up enamored with Oasis’ transcendent What’s the Story Morning Glory and ended up being discovered by one of Oasis’ founding members and working with that seminal album’s producer.
Exile Parade is Daniel Lomax, vocals; Phil Hennessey, rhythm guitars/vocals; Chris Owen, lead guitars; Dave Hennessey, bass; and Mutchy, drums. The quintet’s intoxicating blend of rock n’ roll swagger and grand Brit-pop hooks has garnered them favorable comparisons to the Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, Joy Division and the Sex Pistols. Disorder Magazine says: “The guitar licks are pleasingly heavy and deep, and singer Daniel Lomax has Liam Gallagher and Robert Plant sized aspirations sizzling through his blood.” After playing the Beeckestijn Festival, Dutch newspaper Haarlem Dagblad wrote "The band sounded very tight with a huge sound; typically a band where you can say in a couple of years time just like Radiohead when they played the Beeckestijn Festival in 1993 - I was there!"
The band’s masterful song craft has earned them placements on The Skins (UK Version), Screwed, and the team websites for Manchester City F.C. and Everton F.C. Currently, Exile Parade’s publishing catalog is represented by USA based publisher Razor & Tie. On the recording side, the band are currently signed to labels in Europe and China, but remain unsigned in the UK.
Oasis founding member, rhythm guitarist Bonehead, and acclaimed What’s the Story Morning Glory, producer, Owen Morris, fell under the Exile Parade spell upon hearing the group on a BBC new music show. Morris ended up producing the band's debut EP, Brothel Ballet. When the mesmerizing EP track, “Fire Walk With Me,” unexpectedly broke into the British and Dutch music charts, Exile Parade was quickly snatched up by Dutch indie label, Suburban Records, for Europe.
Exile Parade followed the EP with the expansive and raucous debut full length, Hit The Zoo. It was produced again by Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve, The View) with additional production by Marco Migliari (Sigur Ros), and was recorded at Real World Studios in Bath and Monnow Valley Studios in Wales. Suburban Records released Hit The Zoo in Spring 2012. Checking in from the sessions, Morris said: “Recently I have been in Real World Studios with Exile Parade from Warrington. Best Rock and Roll I’ve had the honor and pleasure of being involved with since Oasis’ first album. F-cking stunning, evil music.”
Legends are made live onstage, and Exile Parade’s play-as-if-your-life-depends-on-it ethos has built them a formidable reputation. After sharing the stage with iconic UK singer Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets, XFM Manchester) he tweeted: “Ace band and one of the best front men in the UK.” In China, Exile Parade wowed a live audience of over 30,000 people and 150 TV viewers during their performance on the main stage at the Zebra Music Festival. Internationally, the band continue to seduce and inspire audiences with their glorious pent-up emotionality.