About Us/ Amdano Ni
Hi, we are Platform 1, Will, Josh and Martha. We are a three piece band originally from South West Wales but are currently based in Bristol! We have been playing together for the past three years primarily gigging in Wales and the Bristol area. Over the last year we have really enjoyed playing at festivals such as Brecon Fringe, Radnor Fringe Festival and HUB Festival in Cardiff, all of which have been great experiences for us. It is difficult to define our exact genre of music but modern melodic folk with some electric guitar and bass kind of sums it up - we find it's usually best just to take a listen!
Our musical influences are all quite different, with Martha's being pop and indie music and Josh and Will’s being metal and rock. Martha's lyrics are written about her day to day life but more recently the three of us have been writing together and different themes are emerging.
We all love to perform live and always enjoy ourselves. We like smaller, more intimate gigs as it allows us to tell the story behind our songs. As well as writing and performing our own music we enjoy recording. We have some semi-professional recording equipment as studio time is expensive which means we can record all of our songs from home. Recording has also allowed us to be a lot more creative musically and has driven us to write better, more interesting music.
It was hard to join in with a brother and sister duo but I knew Josh already from school , we are good mates and over time have become used to the younger sibling! I am adding a bit more noise with the bass guitar so we are gradually moving to a more upbeat sound on some songs.
I write the lyrics based on my everyday life. I find it a good way to deal with the stress of events! But increasingly we are working together on new songs.
I play the acoustic guitar and sing.
Heavy metal was the style I started with but to be honest I listen to a bit of everything. I love playing live, especially when we actually have a crowd!! But my true passion is writing, recording and mixing our own music.