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North Blood is an original 4 piece guitar-based alternative/indie band from East-
Lancashire and Greater-Manchester, UK. Daz Gilkinson (lead/rhythm guitars)
and Duffy (drums) have toured extensively over the UK and internationally on
other projects. Mick Bates (bass) has played with various bands over the last
three decades. Daren Reece Lamberton (singer/songwriter/guitars) has played
and recorded in numerous bands, and toured in the UK and parts of Europe.
Their soon-to-be released album ‘Rolling Doves’, is an honest and eclectic
collection of original compositions with influences varying from funk, blues, rock
Daren Reece Lamberton wrote a collection of songs over the lockdown period
with a desire to record them all and see what happens. The tracks were laid
down at Lisa Stansfield's private studio Gracieland in Rochdale.
Around this time, Duffy had recently finished building his home studio and had
kindly offered the use of his facility to work on new material and rehearse. Daz
Gilkinson happened to live around the corner, and as they both liked the songs,
they were keen to get involved.
Mick Bates and DRL were long term music buddies who had done many gigs
together so with this enthusiastic response, North Blood was born.