The Fireflys are an Alt Americana band from Runcorn, north west England, who release their first single ‘Grace’ in November 2017. The track comes from their fifth studio album, which is slated for release early next year.
The songwriting of vocalist/guitarist Lee Wylding underpins The Fireflys’ creative output, augmented by bassist Sam Bramhall, pianist Chris Tann, drummer Andie Packer, acoustic guitarist Joe Paul Forber and guitarist Phil Conway. Marking the beginning of a new generation of UK Americana/alternative guitar based bands, The Fireflys are indebted sonically to the likes of Neil Young and Tom Petty, as well as the links of R.E.M. and City & Colour.
The band are regularly played at Old Trafford stadium on match days and have been featured on MUTV, BBC Manchester and That’s Manchester TV, affording them the cult status across the Northwest of England.
Fireworks Magazine has labelled them “The UK’s answer to Counting Crows”, whilst Mike Peters of The Alarm descrived them as “a good mix of REM and The Gin Blossoms” during a recent live television interview.