Unimaginitve name aside, The Music were an exciting and initially promising band that looked headed for superstardom. Their self titled 2002 debut album was a critical success, reaching number four in the UK album charts.
Follow-up second album Welcome To The North was also well received, but drug and alcohol problems for lead singer Robert Harvey meant that The Music disappeared from the radar for a few years, and doubts were cast over whether they would ever play again. Harvey recovered though, and they returned in 2008 with the album Strength In Numbers.
But with much damage already done, Harvey announced in 2010 his decision to leave the band, and a series of farewell concerts were organised for August 2011.
I managed to scramble a pair of tickets for their final ever show, and my girlfriend and I made the short trip to Leeds to wave goodbye to The Music. Continue reading