The Spitfires are a Watford based band who have been together since September 2012, featuring Billy Sullivan on Vocal/Guitars and is the band’s songwriter, Sam Long on Bass/Vocals, Matt Johnson on Drums and Chris Chanell on Keyboard/Vocals.
The Spitfires have released four critically acclaimed singles in the stunning ‘Spark To Start’ , the anthemic ‘Tell Me’ ,the urgent ‘I’m Holdin’ On’ which were all recorded at Paul Weller’s Black Barn Studios in Surrey and the more recent ‘Stand Down’ which was recorded in CDS Chelmsford, which sold out its initial run of 7” in 48 hours.
The band has gigged extensively at home and abroad in the last two and half years and have built up an impressive following through the intensity and passion of their live shows. People frequently come away from the shows proclaiming that it’s one of the best gigs they’ve been to. So it’s no wonder that the likes of The Specials and Paul Weller have asked The Spitfires to support them in recent months at The Roundhouse and Warwick Arts Centre.
Also the group’s sharp style and look has brought them advertising campaigns with iconic global brands such as Dr Marten’s and Baracuta, as well as being kitted out by leading Modernist attire specialists, Merc and Mikkel Rude.
The band’s debut LP ‘ Response ‘ which will be released in August 2015 on Vinyl , CD and Download on Catch 22 Records and will be accompanied UK and European dates until the end of the year.