Genre(s): Pop, Folk
With their debut EP coming out this summer, Priestley are set to take their new musical direction and pave the way for 2017.
Priestley are Sam Allen & Matthew Morley who met at Priestley College in the UK (hence the name) where they studied drama, film and television. Sam had recently arrived from his home in the USA and after they earned their University degrees both embarked on an acting career and have appeared many times since on Film & Television. Sam has also worked on several films with Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp as their picture double, whilst Matthew has stunt doubled for Benedict Cumberbatch in the Sherlock TV series.
While working together on film sets they discovered their mutual love for music and songwriting and decided to work up some songs together. The result is a little bit of everything prevalent in today’s folk, country and pop. Encouragement from all around convinced them to put the acting on hold and follow their true passion. Seems to have been a good decision too with BBC Introducing Merseyside backing their music in the UK, and bookings at the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, Halliwell Jones Stadium and several music festivals. Sam and Matt are always busy rehearsing their band and writing new material to perform. Watch this space!