The Climb is based in south Bucks and plays a melodic mix of country blues and rock with a sprinkling of soul and a pinch of jazz for good measure. Out front we have the versatile combination of singers Hayley Carlyon and Andrew Mayne. Hayley's roots are in country and bluegrass music whilst keys player Andrew is a ‘jazzer’ at heart. We have two other Andrews - Aylett on bass guitar and drummer Andy Bunker - a tight (musically...they do occasionally buy drinks) rhythm section who also add to the band’s vocal harmonies. Our latest recruit is hugely versatile guitarist Glyn Wright, who's as comfortable with big soul bands as he is with alt country. We're really pleased to welcome Glyn to the The Climb family.
From the start we said we wanted to avoid the usual covers band repertoire, so the set features some our favourite songs and artists; from Etta James, Nora Jones and the Stereophonics to Neil Young, George Ezra and the Travelling Wilburys, together with originals written by Hayley. All are given the Climb treatment. You’ll recognise most of them and we hope you’ll love the arrangements too.