This is an archive of the band profile for Traffic Wire.
Joe Mcgrath-Lead Vocals / Guitar
Tom Jowett-Lead Guitar
Freddie Dresner- Bass
Traffic Wire began as Red Hot Mini Cheddars in the summer of '09 when they all met at Rock School, Leeds. In January 2010 they entered the battle of the bands competition, Live n Unsigned, and changed their name to Hot Ice. They were the youngest band to get to the semi-finals of the national competition and were among the last 150 from 10,000 artists.
They have played at great venues such as The Leeds O2 Academy, The Cockpit, The Wardrobe, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Irish Centre, Breeze on Tour, I love South Leeds Festival as well as many local pubs and clubs, giving them a great experience of performing for live audiences of all ages.
Their final name change happened recently and has heralded a great deal of interest both locally and further afield.
Traffic Wire were one of the 12 finalists in the Centre Stage competition at the O2 Academy in Leeds competing for the chance to play at Leeds and Reading festivals 2011.They recently opened the highly regarded Limetree Festival in North Yorkshire receiving great reviews..