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Grammatics are:

Owen Brinley
Rory O'Hara
Dominic Ord
Emilia Ergin

Formed in 2006 in Leeds by Owen, drummer Dominic Ord and bassist Rory O'Hara, Grammatics' mission was and is to combine their disparate influences to make cultured, artistic pop music by their own elaborate rules. Joined in 2007 by Swedish cellist Emilia Ergin, an ex-player for the Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, the band share a collective love of classic British art bands like Blur, Radiohead, Echo & The Bunnymen, Suede, Bowie and My Bloody Valentine with an equal fondness for acts of a heavier, dancier persuasion: Cursive, The Faint, Hot Chip, Queens Of The Stone Age and Arcade Fire.

Delusions of grandeur and a seeming fondness of intense argument haven't stopped the band achieving more than most in the last twelve months.

Since forming they have performed twice at Leeds Festival, found support in local Leeds label Dance To The Radio, supported The Futureheads on a 12-date national tour, played a sold out NME Awards show with The Pigeon Detectives at London Astoria, headlined a national tour including a raucous and critically acclaimed 'In The City' show and released the now highly prized and sold out début single, Shadow Committee.



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Advent Calendar: 1st December

Day 1 of LMS's Advent Calendar 2010



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Live @ Leeds Festival 2009 on Saturday, 29th August 2009



Live @ Moor Music Festival 2008 on Friday, 8th August 2008



Live @ Cockpit on Friday, 6th April 2007



Live @ Cockpit on Thursday, 9th November 2006



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Gig History

Grammatics has played 28 gigs in Leeds • Add a gig

  • 2010-08-20 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2010-07-21 @ The Well
  • 2010-03-08 @ The Well
  • 2009-11-01 @ Stylus
  • 2009-10-11 @ O2 Academy Leeds
  • 2009-09-30 @ Cockpit
  • 2009-08-25 @ Oporto
  • 2009-08-23 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2009-05-22 @ O2 Academy Leeds
  • 2008-08-15 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2008-04-20 @ Joseph's Well
  • 2008-02-11 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2008-01-25 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2007-12-12 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2007-11-14 @ Mine
  • 2007-11-03 @ Faversham
  • 2007-09-25 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2007-07-14 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2007-06-27 @ Cockpit
  • 2007-06-16 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2007-05-19 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2007-05-03 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2007-04-24 @ Mine
  • 2007-04-07 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2007-04-06 @ Cockpit
  • 2006-12-01 @ Mixing Tin
  • 2006-11-17 @ Escobar (wakefield)
  • 2006-11-09 @ Cockpit