Edited People are a newly formed band hoping to make a great impression on the local music scene.
The group consists of four members pioneering a new-wave of Alternative music. Their sound is reminiscent of 90’s rock mixed with modern, heavier flavours. Varied influences shapes their music; No Doubt, System of a Down and Soundgarden are a notable few. Expect an adrenaline fuelled live performance from every gig played by Edited People.
Alisha Vickers - Vocalist
I’ve been singing for 8 years, however I started to take it more seriously when I was 16, by listening to artists such as; Kate Bush, Lana Del Rey and Jeff Buckley. It inspired me to create my own musical identity.
Fast forward onto to Leeds university and I then began to learn how to write my own music. After 2 years of working with my guitarist, I then decided I wanted to start a band trying a new musical direction.
Josh Ellinor - Guitarist
I’ve been playing guitar for around 10 years. Some of the bands responsible for initially getting me interested in guitar are Metallica, Soundgarden and Led Zeppelin to name a few.
My guitar playing evolves as I take on new ideas and sounds from other artists. Songwriting is something I have being practicing as long as I’ve been playing guitar. This band is now my outlet for songwriting. Edited People is an opportunity for us to combine our individual skills and create unique music that defines us as a group.
Thomas Whitaker - Bassist
I am originally a guitarist and have been playing music since I was 12.
After a few a years I picked up bass which opened up a lot of opportunities for me. I am mostly inspired compositionally by anything that sounds new and unique but my earlier influences were the bands my Dad played in the car including; Led Zepplin, Meatloaf and Marilyn Manson.
Edited People is creating new and exciting music that will reinvigorate the rock scene.
Laura Bentley - Drummer
I’ve been playing the drums since I was 13 years old. In order to gain more experience I played as much as possible. I take a lot of inspiration from session drummers, my favourite being Tony Royster Jr, who is the drummer for Jay Z and Katy Perry.
The bands that I have taken influence from include alternative/indie rock bands like Warpaint, The Big Moon and Dream wife, basically anything that sounds different and unique, which is why Edited People is such an enjoyable experience and is perfect for people who like music which is out of the ordinary.