“Opening proceedings in the larch stage today was Wait - a duo of two young lads playing guitar and drums… despite their youth their performance was simply stunning, with a maturity that belied their age. The sound was a mix of Arctic Monkeys and White Stripes. Even a problem with the guitar lead didn't phase them, and after the set you got a sense that we'd just seen future stars in the making.”
WAIT are a 2-piece indie-punk band from Basingstoke and Alresford who write and perform their own songs – Spencer Carroll: vocals and electric guitar, Josh Fletcher on drums. They formed the band 4 years ago while at school and although both lads are only 17 they have already played festivals including Blissfields, Alresford Music Festival and B-Love where they opened for Reef on the main stage. They have built up a loyal following with their raw, energetic live performances, playing gigs across Hampshire including renowned venues The Railway Inn Winchester and Heartbreakers in Southampton. They are continuously writing new material, pushing the boundaries with what just two instruments can do by shifting from bass-heavy blues infused rock riffs to amped-up thrash-punk ferocity.
“Wait have massive talent at such a young age and are definitely one to watch for the future” (Heartbeakers)
“The youngsters are at home on the big stage and would not be a surprise if they are a band to keep an eye on in years to come” (BLOVE)