This is an archive of the band profile for Stricken.
Stricken is a new, as yet unsigned, four piece metal band from Huddersfield with a distinctive sound. The band write their own music with each member bringing their experience and flavour into the composition.
Mya Tinham (22), nickname Emm, is the lead vocalist and co-lyricist for the group. Mya has previous experience with the tribute band 'Sisters of Murphy' and has performed across England. Mya is a student at Huddersfield University where she is studying Performance Design and Production.
Matt Walker (20) is the drummer and the originator of the band. Matt has experience with a range of local bands and co-writes the lyrics with Mya. Matt is a student at Salford University where he is studying Business.
Martin Kefford (21) is the guitarist. Martin writes many of the original riffs used in the bands compositions. He is a mechanical engineer and is studying mechanics part-time at Huddersfield University.
Mark Gunton (29) is the bassist and has the advantage of 12yrs band experience. Previous projects include 'Dolefin' and 'Sisters of Murphy' which have played extensively across England. Mark contributes to the writing of the music and his knowledge of recording has benefited the band. Mark is a finance officer.
The bands first gig was in April 01 and they have since performed regularly in clubs and pubs including, McDermott's Wakefield, Abraham's Huddersfield, Music Box Manchester and most recently have headlined at Rio, Bradford. They have been invited to appear at the Life Café, Manchester in late January.
Their demo 'STRICKEN', produced by band member Mark is now available. The EP consists of four tracks written and recorded by the band and was Metal Hammer Demo of the Month in March. A second 2 track demo has also been completed..