Grown at Home

Infobox musical artist
Name = Grown at Home

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Origin = Stone, Stoke
Genre = Ska punk
Years_active = 2002–present
Label = Cash For Pigs Records
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Current_members = Bob Barratt Paul "Cookie" Cook Sam McGregor Willis Alan Sanderson Andy Cooper
Past_members = Nick Phillips Jay Phillips Adam Kidd Kayt Grain Chris Hynam Matt Sharmen Scott Milner
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Grown at Home is a British ska punk band, were tipped as "the new market leaders for their genre in this country, and with a nationwide fanbase to back their unsurmountable popularity". [ [ Grown at Home Assemble CD - Notes] ] The band was formed in 2002 in Stoke.


In 2004 the band recorded their debut EP, "The Sandwich EP", at Premier Studios, Corby, which was then released on Cash For Pigs Records - a label created primarily to release this EP. The EP received positive reviews [ [ Cooper, Mick: "Demo Doctor", "BBC Stoke & Staffordshire Music"] ] [ [ Dan @ Kill The Noise: "Grown at Home - The Sandwich EP", ""] ] [ [ Alt-UK: "Grown at Home - Sandwich EP", ""] ] [ [ Patashnik, Ben: "The Sandwich EP, Grown at Home", ""] ] and was broadcast on BBC Radio 1 ("The Lock Up") [ [ BBC Radio 1 - Mike Davies - Tracklisting ("11th April 2006")] ] and Kerrang! FM.Fact|date=February 2007 The EP has sold more than 1000 copies. [ [ Grown at Home MySpace (About Me): "In 2004 they entered the studio... to record their first EP, which has now sold in excess of 1000 copies."] ]

After releasing The Sandwich EP, Grown at Home toured the United Kingdom in support slots with bands from the United States ska punk scene such as Voodoo Glow Skulls, Rx Bandits and The Aquabats They also toured with Howards Alias, Manchester genre terrorists Sonic Boom Six and female-fronted pop-punkers The Fight.

On 6 July 2006 Grown at Home released their debut album "Assemble". The album was recorded at Street Level Studios in Cardiff and produced by Curig Huws. The song "Get Ready" received airplay from Mike Davies on Radio 1's "The Lock Up". [ [ BBC Radio 1 - Mike Davies - Tracklisting ("18th July 2006")] ]

Grown at Home were designated support band for a two week long Lightyear reunion tour in July 2006.

The band recently recorded a live session for BBC Radio Stoke's local music programme "SUBculture". [cite web
title = Stoke & Staffordshire, Subculture, Sound and Vision, Grown at Home
publisher = BBC
date = 16 December 2006
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accessdate = 2007-01-02

In April and May 2007 Grown at Home supported the established Californian ska punk outfit Voodoo Glow Skulls on their European tour. [ [ Victory Records - Tour Dates ] ] During this time the band opened the German leg of 2007's extended Give It a Name Festival [ [ Give It a Name '07 Line-Up: Germany] ] (featuring the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Lagwagon, Sparta and MxPx), as well as The Power Fest 2007 in Amsterdam, Holland. [ [ THE POWERFEST.]

Since then they've headlined the Ska Trek - The Next Generation tour, and joined Sonic Boom Six on their Arcade Perfect album release tour. After the departure of singer Nick and a line up change they have taken on a new image and, after only 4 weeks, wrote new material and developed old tracks to perform at a GASH Collective All night rave and the Bomb Ibiza's Ska Bar and plan to go much further.

2008 has seen Grown at Home play such exciting gigs as Rebellion Festival in both Blackpool and Vienna, as well as a string of headline and support shows around the UK. Forthcoming dates include support slots with Jaya the Cat, Spunge and The Cherry Popping Daddys.They are currently writing and recording for their new record, which is planned to be released early 2009.

Core members

* Paul "Cookie" Cook - guitars, lead vocals
* Bob Barrett - drums
* Sam McGregor - valve trombone, backing vocals
* Les "Willis" Wilkes - flugel horn, trumpet, backing vocals
* Alan Sanderson - bass guitar
* Andy Cooper - lead guitar

Other members

* Nick Phillips (former member) - lead vocals
* Scott Milner (occasional member) - bass
* Chris Hynam (former member) - trumpet, backing vocals
* Jay Phillips (former member) - bass
* Adam Kidd (former member) - trumpet
* Chris Hornby (occasional member and live recording for The Sandwich EP) - tenor saxophone
* Kayt Grain (former member) - trombone
* Matt Sharman (former member) - bass



*"Assemble" (Cash For Pigs, 2006)


*"The Sandwich EP" (Cash For Pigs, 2003)


*"The Building Tracks" (Self-released MySpace download, 2005)
**1. "High Fives, Low Rides"
**2. "Three of One'
*"Grown At Home" (Self-released, 2003)
**1. "123 Jay"
**2. "Sense of Humour"


External links

* [ Official Grown at Home Website]
* For free downloads go to: [ PureVolume]
* [ iLike]
* [ Live Photos]

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