Discovery 2 Preview: The Buzzard Orchestral, Apollo Junction, Billy Bibby, Last Charade and Tommy & Mary

Oct 26, 2015 by

The next London independent music showcase of Discovery 2 features the indie rhythm sounds of Last Charade, alternative indie/punk The Buzzard Orchestral, Leeds electro-indie band Apollo Junction, Billy Bibby (ex Catfish & The Bottlemen), and busking garage rock duo Tommy & Mary. In this podcast, you’ll hear a song from each band, and we’ll give you the lowdown on them and what the night will entail.


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Last Charade are a London-based rhythm/indie band with energetic sounds and catchy choruses. Consisting of 4 members and fronted by EMI’s recently crowned “Most Promising Artist” Danny Pape.

Their songs are quirky, without being twee and unconventional, without being contrived! – Head of Music, HMV


The debut single from The Buzzard Orchestral ‘One Stone’ has been picked as a ‘fresh fave’ from Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net, and picking up regional radio play across the UK. They’re supporting Funeral for a Friend. This band have a lot to say about current day issues facing young people and politics. Influences for their unique sound are drawn from The Dirty Pretty Things to Led Zeppelin – helping to forge the often haunting, stabbing, melodic, grooving alternative early Radiohead influenced sounds.

The Buzzard Orchestral are one of a kind. Profound and powerful. With genius lyrics they intrigue me like no unsigned band ever have”Lovely stuff, it’s all rhythmically and musically interesting, the guitars sound great! – Rhodri Marsden – The Independent

Every time I listened, it made me feel like turning up the volume and dancing around the room. – Fresh On The Net

One of a kind. Profound and powerful. With genius lyrics they intrigue me like no unsigned band ever have. – Show Me Something Different


Apollo Junction formed in 2012, 5 former band rivals with the intention of forming a supegroup to write and perform electro indie guitar inspired songs infused with tuneful melodies that everyone can dance to. Wherever they play they are causing a stir. They have a new single ‘Born For Now’ out which is receiving National Press and regular radio play from Janice Long, Radio 2.

Magnificent. – The Sun

It’s always a good sign when you feel you know the chorus after hearing a song for the first time. -BBC6 music

Melodic, Piano-led soul-bearers from the Leeds-London Indie outfit – The Times

These guys are tremendous – Graham Norton BBC Radio 2

The track compositions are ready to get bums off arena seats – Cult Noise

When the first track you hear by a band is a huge anthem, you know they’re something special! – Chris Hawkins BBC6 music

BILLY BIBBY (Acoustic) (EX-Catfish & the Bottlemen)

Made in Lancashire and raised in the Welsh seaside resort of Llandudno. Billy Bibby’s voice has all the traditions of a Lancashire hotpot churned together with the excitement of a trip to the beach. Possessing powerful melodic pipes and a set of songs to match. Bibby prides himself on making those records that everyday people will understand and resonate with. Influences from such greats as Elvis Presley, Noel Gallagher and Mark Knopfler most prominent but not defining on his singing and song writing style. Previous work consists of being one of the founding members of hugely popular Catfish and the Bottlemen. Having toured extensively with them (Catfish) as lead guitarist over the past 7 years Billy is no stranger to the stage and is now looking to furrow his own way back to where he belongs.


Tommy And Mary is a London based duo playing art rock, indie rock, garage rock in 60’s 70’s style. They have learnt their craft busking on the streets of London.