A band from Bolton will be looking to do the town proud as they play Manchester Academy 3 this evening (Saturday, June 26).

The Shed Project – no prizes for guessing the reason behind the name – formed in 2018, and consist of vocalist Roy Fletcher, rhythm guitarist John Ratcliffe, lead guitarist Olly Howarth, bassist Tim Burke and drummer Shane Mckenna.

The band, who are influenced by the Madchester sound of bands like The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, released their debut album, The Curious Mind of a Common Man, in April this year.

They’ve played sold out shows at The Phoenix Club and Off The Square in Manchester as well as having played a few festival shows.

Lead singer Roy Fletcher spoke to The Bolton News about the band.

He said: “We released our first single, ‘Livin’, in January 2020 and formed in 2018 in John’s garden shed, hence the name.”

Despite their first single being released in close proximity to Covid lockdown, Roy believes it has actually helped the band.

He said: “Covid kind of helped us quite a lot in helping to build a following, we’ve got a good following on Twitter, we’ve got 10 thousand followers on there.”

If you’re interested in seeing The Shed Project, you can buy tickets here: https://www.manchesteracademy.net/order/tickets/13359897/the-shed-project-manchester-academy-3-2022-06-25-19-30-00