This House We Built

This House We Built
Nobody’s Fool
Release: 25 August 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), Chris Mayes (drums & vocals) and Wayne Dowkes White (bass & vocals) 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 have also just released their very own craft beer ‘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 our beer, the more recording time we get! Everyone’s a winner 😉 say’s Vocalist Scott Wardell.
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 and have just been given the opening slots to Tyketto’s up and coming Winter tour.
Here’s what Danny Vaughan (Tyketto) said about their self-titled debut album:
These guys can really write songs. I was taken from jump around the room, fist pumping anthem rockers like “Fairweather Friend” and “We Are, We Are” to having my heart torn out by the emotional beauty and daring of “Fly Me Up To The Moon” and “Old Haunts”. Frankly, there’s not a duff song in the bunch. And the production!!!  This sounded as sonically huge and complete as any of the very best classic rock albums. Think Motley’s “Dr. Feelgood” or King’s X’s “Dogman”.

Band members, instruments played, and hailing from:
Scott Wardell – Vocals & Guitars – Pickering, North Yorkshire
Andy Jackson – Guitars & Vocals – Scarborough, North Yorkshire 
Chris Mayes – Drums & Vocals – Scarborough, North Yorkshire 
Wayne Dowkes-White – Bass & Vocals – Scarborough, North Yorkshire 
Musical influences for each band member:
Scott Wardell – King’s X, Ozzy, Zakk Wylde, Sting, Tyketto, Little Angels, Extreme, Dixie Chicks, Alanis Morrisette, Megadeth, Testament, Pantera
Andy Jackson – Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Foo Fighters, Whitesnake, Poison, Mr Big, 
Chris Mayes – The Offspring, Phil Collins, Linkin Park, Ghost, Descendents, incubus & U2
Wayne Dowkes-White – Free, Metallica, Pantera, Rat, Tesla, Queensryche, Whitesnake, Ozzy, Anthrax
For fans of: 
Classic Rock, Alternative 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:
I think we’ve all as musicians been on the scene some years with other bands, 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.  
Also we’re very lucky to have every member of the band sing, which is unusual and the first band I’ve ever played in with this, making writing songs much more interesting and giving the band another layer.
About Nobody’s Fool:
The lyrics were a little story I had in my head about when we were young lads going out on the town, all fired up and eventually catching the wrong woman’s eye, leading you down a road you didn’t intend to follow that evening. I’m sure we’ve all had one of those nights in our lives. A little ‘tongue in cheek’, song which when demoing reminded me of heading down the Pacific Coast Highway, California, with our old band Audiogasm, summertime, top down, Sega Outrun, Rock on the Radio… you get the picture! – Scott.
Upcoming Live Dates:
September 1st – Nene Valley Rock Festival // Peterborough
September 3rd – The Fulford Arms // York
September 29th – Venue23 // Wakefield (supporting The Jokers)
October 8th – Guildhall // Gloucester (supporting FM)
November 2nd – Hard Rock Hell // Great Yarmouth
November 10th – Rockmantic Weekender // Yardbirds, Grimsby
November 25th – The Hive // Bridge Inn, Rotherham
November 28th – Nightrain // Bradford (supporting Tyketto)
November 30th – Queens Hall // Nuneaton (supporting Tyketto)
December 1st – Planet Rockstock // Trecco Bay, South Wales
December 2nd – Yardbirds // Grimsby (supporting Tyketto)
December 3rd – The Waterloo // Blackpool (supporting Tyketto)
December 21st – Trillians Rock Bar // Newcastle

This House We Built – Nobody’s Fool

This House We Built – Walk The Line

This House We Built – Fly Me Up To The Moon

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Band/Artist location – Scarborough England
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