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Josh Harding injured

Unfortunately Josh our bass player has injured his arm again, so there will be no gigs until October - an updated list is now available in the gigs section. At present our gigs section only support 3 gigs at a time (we may look at changing this), but we have 2 more gigs confirmed. You can find details on our facebook page. On a more positive note - we have some big plans in motion, which we will reveal very soon.

Our new album is complete

We are pleased to announce that our first full album titled "Dreaming under stormy tides" has been mixed and mastered by Danny in his studio over the past few months. We are currently getting things release ready, and will have an official release date very soon.

Formby in the studio

We have officially hit the studio recording our latest record at the "The Garage" in Reading, with Richard Worsley as sound engineer. The long windy recording road is ahead.

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Dreaming Under Stormy Tides

Dreaming Under Stormy Tides is the bands first full record, and was recorded in August 2014 at "The Garage" with Richard Worsley as sound engineer.

The album was mixed and mastered in Danny's studio from September 2014 to March 2015.


Dreaming Under Stormy Tides

  1. Gabriel II - 3:10
  2. Sleep of Some Visions - 8:38
  3. Starpod - 8:36
  4. Dead Echoes - 10:18
  5. Different Work - 4:42
  6. Sometimes the Sun Shines - 3.24
  7. Dreaming Under Stormy Tides - 6:25
  8. Follow - 8:12
  9. Tapestry - 8:42
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Black Hole King

Black hole king was the band's first venture.

It is regarded by the band as a demo release - however, listeners regard the record as "a demo with a lot more".

Black Hole King was written partly by Danny before the band were even together, when it was just Danny and Leland jamming together in Danny's bedroom.

Released in 2012 just a few months after the band were together Black Hole King has received rave reviews, especially on tracks such as Sea of Tranquility.


Black Hole King

  1. Reign - 4:39
  2. Black Hole King - 6:32
  3. Ghost Shadow - 4:46
  4. Tides of War - 1:53
  5. Some Velvet Skies - 6:25
  6. The Sea Of Tranquility - 4:35
  7. Goblins - 8:28
  8. Abdecation - 3:21

The Band

Formby are a 4 piece alternative rock band from Reading, Berkshire, formed in 2012.

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Danny Sorrell

Guitar / Vocals / Piano / Synths and Programming

Musical influences: My Dying Bride, Opeth, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Porcupine Tree, RUSH, Fleetwood Mac.

Personal influences: Playing scary PC games.

Favourite Formby song: Different Work.

Favourite non-Formby song: The Scarlet Garden.

Favourite books: The Selfish Gene.

Favourite films: Gangs of New York, Lord of The Rings, Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2.

Favourite food: Cheesy pasta.

A favourite quote/saying: Everything wrong in your life is just a sign. A signal to change. Be humble enough to bow to your knee and listen to the act.

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Leland Freeman


Musical influences: Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Fleetwood Mac and many blues players (Hendrix, Clapton etc).

Personal influences:Computer games - can't think of much else right now.

Favorite Formby song: The Sea Of Tranquility.

Favorite non-Formby song: Comfortably Numb.

Favourite book: The Silmarillion.

Favourite films: The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Saving Private Ryan.

Favourite food: Pizza.

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Josh Harding


Musical influences: Most types of rock music: System of a down, Marmozets, City and Colour, Frank Turner and Pure Love.

Personal influences: I get really hyped and inspired by video games, especially with atmospheric music. Also most gigs and events in my life tend to fuel my ideas.

Favourite Formby song: Goblins.

Favourite non-Formby song: Two coins by City and Colour or Beach of Diamonds by Pure Love.

Favourite book: 7 catcher in the Rye.

Favourite films: The end of evangelion.

Favorite game: Final Fantasy 7.

Favourite food: Currrrray!!!

A favourite quote/saying: All the world's a stage, and men and women are it's players - William Shakespeare.


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