This House We Built

This House We Built
Walk The Line
Release: 15 May 2023

Carrying glowing endorsements and reviews from Dave Ling (Classic Rock) – “Immensely promising quartet playing a confident, summery, sometimes funk-fuelled style that will leave you grinning from ear to ear” and Rob Evans (Powerplay Rock & Metal) – “The best independent album I’ve heard this year”, This House We Built are already on rock solid foundations on which to build a successful career in the music scene.

The real bricks and mortar of the band are a heady mix of bands from England’s Scarborough Strip (think Sunset Strip but with less debauchery, more chips and an untapped resource of talent since five Little Angels flew big in 88’).

Players Scott Wardell (vocals guitar), Andy Jackson (guitars vocals), Oz Ward (drums vocals) and Wayne Dowkes White (bass) finally came together just prior to the world shutting down in 2020.

Rather than dwell on not being able to bring their collective talents to the stage, they started the socially distanced writing sessions that bought the plot for the house they were about to build.  Each man brought a different musical path to the band, and you can hear them all as the album unfolds.  Eclectic influences ranging from classic rock, funk, emo, nu-metal and melodic rock are mixed perfectly across the ten songs and brick by harmony laden brick they build a unique sound that transcends all the aforementioned genres.

The house is a veritable musical mansion and when you add in stellar song writing that is equally at home penning stadium anthems as they are challenging difficult life situations such as depression, alcoholism, and Alzheimer’s you start to realise ‘This House We Built’ are not simply here to rent, they are a long-term musical mortgage investment.

The band are keeping very busy and have several festivals planned up and down the country this year, they are also halfway through writing their second album.

They are also set to release their new Craft Beer in May titled ‘This Beer We Built’ this will also be making an appearance at festivals up and down the country, the idea with this is to help fund their second album, the more folks drink the more recording time we get! everyone’s a winner 😉

About Walk the Line:
This is a song that probably took us the longest to get over the line musically, it was written in the summer of 2021. Lyrically it’s a song I wrote about that feeling you get when you meet someone and you feel that chemistry, that vibe. That Zing, you can’t put your finger on it, but you lock eyes, you feel the energy and that chemistry, the butterflies, a rumble in the under carriage;-) Scott.

Band members, instruments played:
Scott Wardell Vocals, Guitars, Percussion
Andy Jackson Vocals, Guitars
Oz Ward Drums, Vocals
Wayne Downes-White Bass Guitar, Vocals

Musical influences:
Scott Wardell – King’s X, Ozzy, Zakk Wylde, Sting, Tyketto, Little Angels, Extreme, Dixie Chicks, Alanis Morissette, Megadeth, Testament, Pantera
Andy Jackson – Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Foo Fighters, Whitesnake, Poison, Mr Big,
Oz Ward – The Offspring, Boysetsfire, Phil Collins, Linkin Park, Stray from the path, Descendents, Incubus & U2
Wayne Dowkes-White – Free, Metallica, Pantera, Rat, Tesla, Queensryche, Whitesnake, Ozzy, Anthrax

For fans of:
Classic Rock, General Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Kings X, Extreme, Mr Big, Anthrax, Megadeth, Those Damn Crows, Metallica, Journey, Winery Dogs, Ozzy, Iron Maiden

In their own words:
We’ve all been on the scene some years with other bands, and we’ve come out of the blue with this band but have been waiting all our lives for this moment in time. Our music comes from many musical tastes, we have an underlying Classic Rock vibe but as you’ll hear there’s a modern edge to our sound which we think makes us a little different to what’s happening now – Scott.


Upcoming live dates:
May 28th – Call of the Wild Festival // Lincolnshire showground
June 1st – Loverocks Music Festival // Dorset
June 3rd – War Memorial Hall // Pickering, North Yorkshire
June 23rd – Wildfire Festival // Wanlockhead, Scotland
June 30th – The Dreadnought Rock Club // Bathgate, Scotland
July 1st – Staxtonbury Music Festival // Staxton, North Yorkshire
July 16th – Crawfest Music Festival // Ebberston, Scarborough
July 29th – Meadowfest // Malton, North Yorkshire
August 5th – The Patriot, Wales
September 1st – Nene Valley Rock Festival // Peterborough
September 3rd – The Fulford Arms // York
November 2nd – Hard Rock Hell // Great Yarmouth
November 10th – Rockmantic Weekend // Yardbirds, Grimsby
November 25th – The Hive // Bridge Inn, Rotherham
December 1st – Planet Rockstock // Trecco Bay, South Wales

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Band/Artist location – Scarborough England
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