Bombay Bicycle Club are an indie rock band which formed in North London, United Kingdom in 2006 by Jack Steadman (vocals, guitar, bass), Jamie MacColl (bass, guitar, banjo, vocals), Suren De Saram (drums) under the name of The Canals when they were 15. Ed Nash (bass, keyboard, mandolin) later joined the trio as they switched between various aliases before picking Bombay Bicycle Club.
After winning the opening slot at V Festival 2006 (‘Road to V’ competition) and also played Reading / Leeds Festival for the three years running, in Febuary 2007 they released their début EP The Boy I Used to Be. This was followed up in October with the release of their second EP How We Are. In mid-July of 2009 they released their first album I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose consisting of 12 tracks. They are currently partaking in their biggest tour yet, including a sell-out date at London’s Heaven venue.
In Summer 2010 they released their new album, Flaws- A UK tour coincided with the release of the album which – surprisingly – is an acoustic recording. Venues on the tour reflected this new acoustic orientation. St George’s in Bristol, for example, is normally used by classical and folk artists.
The lead single from their third album, A Different Kind Of Fix was released on June 23, 2011 and peaked at #64 on the UK Singles Chart and #40 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in the United States, the band’s first chart appearance in the country. The band currently tours with Amber Wilson as an additional keyboardist and background vocalist. Singer/songwriter Lucy Rose performed said backing vocals on several songs on the albums “Flaws” and “A Different Kind of Fix”.
On February 4th 2014 the band released their latest album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ to critical and commercial success.