About The Floodgates
The Floodgates are a young and fresh three-piece acoustic rock band, comprising Martin Stenning, Tim Fullbrook, and Alex Wane, and celebrating Mumford & Sons, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley and Tom Odell as their influences.
The group all hail from Tunbridge Wells and released their debut single ‘You’ on 13 October following their debut EP release earlier this year, and premiered on Backseat Mafia.
‘You’ single: https://soundcloud.com/thefloodgates/you/s-Yw4As
‘God Knows’ EP: https://soundcloud.com/thefloodgates/sets/god-knows-ep
The trio was incarnated at the beginning of summer 2013 and a year later have plenty of successes under their belts. Originally a folk rock duo, they have now honed their craft as acoustic rock group with a very current sound.
At just 17 years old and still at school, Martin Stenning on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, writes songs from the red walls of his bedroom with all the conviction of any Dylan number. Humbly, he says “I only started dabbling with the idea of songwriting at the beginning of 2013 and alongside Tim we started with a few cover videos on YouTube.”
The Floodgates full lineup was later born: both acoustic and electric guitar, drums/cajon, bass, piano and three vocal lines, and Sander Priston as session pianist.