The Spitfires are a Watford based 3 piece who have been together since September 2012 featuring -
Billy Sullivan on Vocal/Guitars/Songwriter
Sam Long on Bass/Vocals
Matt Johnson on Drums
Two critically acclaimed singles (Spark to Start and Tell Me), a headline tour and several support slots that have given the main acts a run for their money including From The Jam and Ruts DC.
With songs such as Tell Me, Spark to Start, 2013 and Words to Say, The Spitfires document the frustration and issues that most teenage bands tend to avoid. This in turn sees the band starting to build a following of likeminded souls or have started to turn gigs into events.
They’ve also been part of a re-launch for the bespoke classic Baracuta ‘ Harrington ‘ Jacket and next year will be in a high profile worldwide campaign for the world famous Dr. Marten’s , which tells you their sharp style hasn’t gone unnoticed right at the very top of fashion and culture.
With a tour and single heading your way in early 2014, The Spitfires are certainly taking flight and aim to be dropping on a town near you.
Hotly tipped Watford three-piece The Spitfires took to the stage next, easily showing why they are so highly regarded. They ripped through their set (looking brilliantly sharply dressed throughout), the original punk-rock flavour and influence there for all to see. Their lyrics potent and sound vicious, this is a classic punk rock band for the 21st Century, re-energising the original sound. Although slightly distant with the crowd, this only added to the atmosphere in what was a brilliant set.
Dan Stoten, Punk Archive
I can’t recall an opening band at any Camber Sands Rally being so well received or instigating such a positive reaction from the audience with raw energy supercharged delivery and a batch of top quality material. They had the whole of the main room buzzing.
Sarge, Scootering Magazine
A Beat City Diary – “Most exciting tunes from a new band in a long time”
Fred Perry Subculture – “Ones to watch”
Watford Observer – “Fierce and Anthemic”
Jacqui Carroll RTE Ireland DJ – “ Diggin’ them big time!”
Gary Crowley BBC London DJ – “Great band”