Manchester natives, New Hope Club (Blake Richardson, Reece Bibby, George Smith) have written and performed together since 2015. The band has developed a devoted global fanbase, selling out headline shows around the world from Los Angeles to New York, London to Seoul, and Tokyo. The band’s 2020 self-titled debut album hit #5 on the UK charts, just behind Justin Bieber, Lewis Capaldi, Tame Impale, and Billie Eilish. The album has since achieved Platinum status in Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia. With each member of New Hope Club a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and lead vocalist, the band spent the past two years writing, producing and developing their new sound for their upcoming sophomore album. Deeply Inspired by the great British bands they grew up listening to like The Beatles, The Stone Roses, and Oasis, New Hope Club sprinkle magic touches of classic sounds all over a treasure trove of new music – from sunshine 60s LA pop to reggae rhythms. Having accumulated over 2 billion streams and over 270 million YouTube views globally, the band will be releasing 2-song, multitrack singles throughout 2022, leading into their much-anticipated sophomore album set to release in Spring 2023.
Additionally, the band’s lead singer, Blake Richardson, is making his feature film debut playing a young Paul McCartney in Midas Man, the upcoming music biopic about Beatles manager Brian Epstein.