Family Ranks is a 7-piece collective fusing Soul, Hip-Hop, Electronica and Reggae. Whether in the studio or on stage they consistently take listeners on a journey through lush expansive compositions, dark hard-hitting grooves and euphoric festival-anthems.
The outfit formed early in 2014 out of a union between session band House of Lords (notably acting house band for All About Good Music) and two of Manchester's sharpest song-writers; Ruby-Ann Patterson and James Gill.
Since then, through frequent live-video releases and electrifying stage performances they have quickly established themselves as a significant act on the Manchester scene as well as attracting the attention of major live events and promoters. They have recently supported Natty on his 'Release The Fear' UK Tour, played at the Craig Charles curated 'Mostly Jazz Festival' and have also performed at notable Manchester venues such as Band on The Wall and Deaf Institute as well as performing at events such as ILuvLive and Sounds From the Other City.
After radio play on BBC Introducing Manchester, their first single 'Hard To See Her Soul' was selected for BBC Introducing on Radio 1Xtra and playlisted for the month of April 2016. After the success of the single, the band released their EP 'Speak Up' on 11th April 2016 which has received great attention from both fans and critics. Another track from the EP 'She' also received airplay on Tom Robinson's Introducing show on BBC Radio 6
Music in July 2016.
James Gill: Vocals
Tom Barber-Redmore: Vocals & Guitars
Liam Morson: Keys
Jake Stentiford: Electric Guitar
Ben Whitfield: Bass Guitar
Laurie Agnew: Drums