There may only be two members with the same surname, but The Dunwells are very much a band of brothers.
Their tenacity and spirit have brought the band members a long way since their school days. Joe Dunwell and his elder brother Dave grew up in a musical household and fondly recall flipping through their dad’s Bob Dylan and Beatles records, as well as hearing their mum singing along to Motown. Bassist Rob Clayton has been Dave’s best friend since childhood—in fact it was the Dunwell brothers’ dad who taught Rob how to play bass.
The Dunwells’ songwriting has grown over the years since school, enriched by extensive US and UK touring in support of the band’s 2013 debut, Blind Sighted Faith. “There were so many euphoric moments on tour, and we’ve tried to capture those feelings in the new songs,” says Dave. Those memorable moments included an appearance on Late Night With Jay Leno and performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Fest and the Bonnaroo Festival, as well as sold out shows across the UK.
The band has continued to grow and have toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the US and have recently supported Australian artist Pete Murray around sold out shows in mainland Europe.
In 2019, the band will release their new album "Something in the Water" on May 17th and already have 3 album tour shows in May. Their summer is already looking full of festivals and they are set to make big moves this year.