La Dharma

Sounds likeThe 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sundara Karma

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La Dharma are an Indie Pop five piece from Birmingham who tell their relatable stories through the medium of vibrant and catchy pop sounds.

Inspired by great lyricists Matthew Healy (The 1975) and Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) front man Jake Baker and childhood friend Chris Leedham started collaborating together in early 2016. The mix of Leedham’s ear for unique rhythmic lyrics - developed from his early interest in rap - and Baker’s melodic approach forged the anthemic sound the band have today. After attempts to find the musicians to bring their music to life, the pair contacted local guitarist Daniel ‘Jonah’ Jones; a longtime friend who specialises in deceptively simple yet memorable riffs, and two became three.

The following year saw bassist Mick ‘The Diva’ Madera and drummer James Morris complete the line up. Madera’s groove focused bass lines blend seamlessly with Morris’ controlled, funk infused, sound providing a sturdy and style driven rhythm section for the rest to stand on. With Leedham now playing the Synthesiser, the original pair’s dream was finally realised, and La Dharma was born.

The band haven't looked back since. A level of energy and enthusiasm needed to gain any kind of success within the industry was introduced. So many different musical influences from each individual. Song Writing became a thing for all of the band. Not just one or two members. Using "musical differences" to their advantage to create a unique anthemic sound. With each song having its own personality but still being recognizable as the band.

2018 will see the release of la dharmas debut EP “introduction to she” which will follow the story of a troubled girl and one particular lads experiences with her.

They have already had recognition from bbc introducing and are excited for the future!

You can follow all of the bands experiences on social media. Where they will be well documented with gigs and events that are happening. They are very confident In the music they are creating and are very excited for fans and potential new fans to get a look at what they have got to offer.

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La Dharma's Next Gig

Date Friday 12 January 2018 at 18:00
Address The Sunflower Lounge, Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B5 4EG
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