Formed in late 2016, Hard Graft are a group of talented young musicians, playing the best of the classic rock, blues and funk genre, with the occasional indie/alternative number, adding that bit of variety.

The guys have played some prestigious venues, including Robin2, World Bar NEC and The Brasshouse Broad Street.

They are:

George Bakewell - Lead Vocals

George’s voice has a remarkable range, delivering soaring vocals with clarity and punch. He was spotted at 16 years old, when singing solo at an open mic - the band waited until the time was right to ask him to join Hard Graft, and in mid 2019 George became the lead singer/frontman.

 

Greg Blackburn- Lead Guitar and BV’s

Music and particularly guitar playing is central to Greg’s life, having studied Music Performance at Bournville College, leaving with a Musician Of The Year award in 2015. Well known on “the circuit” Greg enjoys exciting and technical lead breaks, never taking the “easy route” through a song.

 

Tom (Ted) Edkins - Bass Guitar

Ted is studying Bass at BIMM Birmingham, focussing on playing bass guitar as a career - he has a passion for solo bass work, writing and perfoming on his 4, 5 or 6 string bass guitars. Ted brings rock solid rhythms to the band, working alongside James in producing that all important tight rhythm section

 

James Carnell - Drums and Percussion

James studied at The Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts and joined Hard Graft in 2019. He brings colour with his drumming - percussive sweet spots that catch the listener’s ear, adding another layer to the songs. He and Ted lay down the foundation of Hard Graft’s set.

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GEORGE BAKEWELL

Vocals

GREG BLACKBURN

Guitars & Backing Vocals

JAMES CARNELL

Drums

TOM EDKINS

Bass

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