This is an archive of the band profile for The Nearly Men.

Paul Ashley Drake - Lyrics & Guitar
Gary Keogh - Bass
Lee Rothery - Guitar
Sean MacDonald - Organ
Brendan Fermoyle - Drums

The Nearly Men are five northern underachievers who play the songs of bandleader Paul Ashley Drake.

Drake handpicked these four individuals to fit his nursery rhyme ideals of simple melodies and swinging rhythms; adding his unusual delivery to the equation to create the band's unique sound.

The group continue to practise in Drake's council-house attic, and will begin recording their debut album in September 2008 on a vintage 60's Tascam portastudio. Until then they have gigs confirmed in Leeds and Bradford, and will play in Manchester and Liverpool very soon and build on the popularity they have gained with a local audience so far..