About RED DIVIDE
Formed in August 2011 songwriting duo Ben Burford (Guitar) and Mark Ballard Lead Vocals) decided to take music by the scruff of the neck one more time. After the growing success of “the knowing” was cut short, and a hiatus working on other music projects they asked friend and seasoned bass player Rob Walters to join the new project. They also trialled a new drummer to the area Ollie Bond and started work on a variety of tracks in order to form a strong set list.
In January 2012 they asked friend and guitar stroker Jeremy “Jem” Beeston May to come along and see if he could add anything to the sound and it clicked like bourbon and ice in a smokey bar at 2am!!.
With lots of hard work, innuendo, dark humour and team work RED DIVIDE have a strong set of songs and more to come with influences ranging from 60's Cool - 70's Rock - 80's New Wave - 90's Brit Pop and even Classic Film Scores.
The sound has been described by contemporaires and friends as “retro indie”, “60’s throw back rock” and “tracks you would imagine on a tarantino soundtrack”.
Mark Ballard: Vocals
Ben Burford: Guitar & Vocals
Jeremy Beeston-May: Guitar & Vocals
Rob Walters: Bass & Vocals
Oliver Bond: Drums